Welcome to my Franchise

Welcome to our Franchise

Welcome to Antrim Playball run by Daniel McQuaid and Amanda Doherty.We are a franchise based in the Antrim area in Northern Ireland and between us we have over 11 years of experience of the programmes and running age appropriate classes and camps. Here at Antrim Playball we believe our action-packed programme of weekly sport and physical activities will inspire and enrich your child. With both owners coming from big sporting backgrounds, our objective is to share our passion for being active and ensure your child enjoys every minute of physical activity through a wide range of sports.These include; mini games of football, dodgeball, hockey, rugby, basketball, tennis, baseball, volleyball and cricket. Our curriculum, aimed at 2 to 10 year olds, has been researched and designed by occupational therapists, sports scientists, teachers and is tailor-made to cater for children of every ability.Playball will help your child to:- Gain confidence and independence.- Improve their stability and balance, helping their motor development.- Learn the importance of forming good relationships and working as part of a team.- Understand the importance of an active lifestyle.- Develop resilience, and a positive attitude to both winning and losing.To find out more please contact info@antrimplayball.com or 07566774520.

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Our Coaches

  Amanda Doherty
amanda@antrimplayball.com // Mobile: 07566774520
Hi there, I'm Amanda and I have a BSc Honours Degree in Early Childhood Health Care and Education. I have a lot of experience of working in childcare settings and have been a playball coach for 6 years. I've come from a sporting background and have had a keen interest in Karate (represented Northern Ireland), Hockey and Boxing from a young age. From my previous experience in working in childcare settings and through my own sporting background, I have seen the impact the Playball curriculum has on children. The life skills Playball teaches, as well as the physical progression are crucial to develop well adjusted and balanced children, on the sports field and in the classroom. I've also experienced the importance of having a great coach as a role model for shaping my sporting journey which I am keen to replicate!
  Daniel McQuaid
daniel@antrimplayball.com // Mobile: 07566774520
Hi everyone, Im Daniel and I have been a Playball coach for almost 5 years. I have a BSc Honours in Sports Studies and has a postgraduate in sports development and coaching. I have a vast amount of coaching experience and hold coaching badges in various sports - including hockey, dodgeball, rugby, badminton, tennis, athletics and volleyball to name a few. I have also come from a sporting background having played many sports including football. I have a keen interest in all programs within Playball with my speciality being Preps & Playsport.

What Makes Playball Special

Children thrive in our fun filled, high quality sport lessons. Creating a learning environment, which boosts confidence and self-esteem, is paramount.

The children will be coached to engage confidently in a wide range of sport skills, preparing them for years of positive, competent sports participation.

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Our Classes

Class Venues

Venue Name Address Actions
Ballinderry Primary School8d Crumlin Rd, Lower Ballinderry Lisburn, BT28 2FYShow Classes
Groggan Primary School 179 Portglenone Road, BT41 3EUShow Classes
Kirkinriola Primary School5 Clogher Road , BT43 6TBShow Classes
Millquarter Primary School139 Crosskeys Rd, Toomebridge Antrim, BT41 3PYShow Classes
St Patrick's Primary School3 Aghalee Road Aghagallon , BT67 0ARShow Classes
St. Joseph’s Primary School 14 Glenavy Road, BT29 4LAShow Classes
Straidhavern Primary School3 Straidhavern Road Dundrod Crumlin, BT29 4SNShow Classes
Tandragee Primary SchoolPortadown Road Tandragee, BT62 2BBShow Classes

Our Camps

Playball holiday camps are tailored to meet the needs of younger children and are based on the fundamental sport skills for tennis, hockey, cricket, golf, football, rugby, basketball, football, volleyball - just about any ball sport you can imagine!

The purpose of our Playball holiday camps is to provide high quality, age-appropriate and fun holiday activities for children aged 4-10 years.

Camp Venues

Venue Name Address Actions
Ballinderry Primary School8d Crumlin Rd, Lower Ballinderry Lisburn, BT28 2FYShow Camps
Straidhavern Primary School3 Straidhavern Road Dundrod Crumlin, BT29 4SNShow Camps


We offer hassle free parties and provide 2 hours of fun and entertainment for your child at a venue of your choice. It will be the party of a lifetime, which can be tailor made to suit any child's fantasy. We offer sport specific parties, general games or we can also provide nerf wars, laser tag parties. All of this combined with the basic co-ordination and ball skills that Playball has to offer makes for an awesome party! And of course parents can relax while we take control of your hyped up party going kids!PLAYBALL PARTY £120 up to 20 children. Each additional child is charged at £5 thereafter. Price of parties can be adjusted slightly if there are less than 20 children attending. Your child will enjoy 1 and 1/2 hours of Playball games. (1/2 hour is allowed for food and birthday cake).**IMPORTANT: venue hire and food are not included in the above price**Please contact us on info@antrimplayball.com or 07566774520 where we are happy to discuss your party needs.


Playball classes offer an educational environment for your children. We run sessions during school hours as part of the PE curriculum. We also offer after school clubs in various schools across the county.

We can facilitate events such as fun days and sports days.

We offer free taster lessons to any nursery/school who would like to see what Playball is all about.

Please contact us on info@antrimplayball.com or 07566774520 if you would like to introduce Playball at your school.

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