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National Football Stadium
Donegall Avenue
BT12 6LW
United Kingdom

Founded in the Queens Hotel, Belfast back on 18th November 1880 the Irish Football Association is the fourth oldest governing body in the world behind the other three home associations. Our aims have always remained true to developing and promoting football for all in Northern Ireland. The IFA has almost 1000 adult teams, 900 boys teams, 300 school teams and 50 women’s teams.