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Minister Welcome

THE Chairman of Coleraine Football Club Colin McKendry was thrilled to extend a warm welcome to Gordon Lyons, Minister of the Department of Communities in Northern Ireland, as he visited our esteemed club to witness first hand the impactful work being undertaken for the betterment of our community…

Minister Lyons took the opportunity to witness the significant strides made by Coleraine Football Club despite the awaited Sub-Regional Funding, which is crucial for enhancing the matchday experience of footballing enthusiasts.

Despite the challenges, the dedication and efforts of the club have not gone unnoticed, and Minister Lyons expressed his admiration for the club’s commitment to its fans and the broader community.

During his visit, Minister Lyons was briefed on the state of readiness of the North West Regional Stadium at The Showgrounds, a project pivotal not only for the club but for the entire region. The minister’s interest and support in this endeavour were evident, highlighting the importance of collaboration between the government and grassroots sporting institutions for fostering community development.

Moreover, Minister Lyons had the opportunity to interact with school children benefiting from Coleraine Football Club’s community engagement initiatives. The club takes immense pride in its role as a catalyst for positive change, empowering the youth and instilling values of teamwork, discipline, and sportsmanship.

As Minister Lyons departed, he left with a deeper appreciation for the invaluable contributions of Coleraine Football Club to the community and pledged to continue supporting initiatives aimed at enriching the lives of Northern Ireland’s citizens.