Welcome to my Franchise

Welcome to our Franchise

Welcome to our Playball Belfast family where children are motivated to want to play be active and learn essential fundamental skills for all ball sports. We are a multi-sport group that encourages all-round development through structured sports play sessions. Helping children find their feet onto the sport field is just one small part of what we do at Playball. Our primary concern is developing the whole child so that they feel confident to try new things become more independent leaving mum (2cando) or the caregiver and enjoying social time with new friends in a teacher-led environment. Our coaches are motivated, and are experts in their field working with young children and delivering excellent high quality Playball classes. We offer weekly term time classes and our very popular Playball BELFAST summer Easter and mid-term camps at Methody/Ardnavalley and Rosetta each year. We offer classes on Monday through to Saturday morning and afternoon, at various locations around Belfast and Holywood. Classes generally take place inside, and we try to move outside where possible during the summer months.


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07734384616
02890795223

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Our Coaches

  Ciara Faloona // Mobile: 07734384616
Mum of 3, owner of Playball Belfast, passionate about children, sport, development and education...........Favourite Playball Age Group - Watch me PlayFavourite Sport to Coach - Tennis/HockeyFavourite Colour: PurpleFavourite past-time: Spending time with Friends and Family
  ALL COACHES // Mobile: 07734384616
All coaches make themselves available for the Playball Summer Camp each year to ensure that your child receives expert playball classes and enjoying camp with the coaches they know and love!
  Jay McPhee // Mobile: 07734384616
My name is Jay and I’m from Monkstown, Newtownabbey. I’m 21 years old (look closer to 14) and my background has always been football and other sports from a young age. I have been a Playball coach since September 2019 and I’ve loved every minute since I’ve started! My dream job has always been to coach for a living. I can’t think of anything more satisfying than having a positive impact on a child during the time they spend in my classes. I hope that follows through and helps them outside of Playball as well. My favourite skill to coach has to be a football run and kick. It’s crazy how accurate someone can be when I become the target to aim at! Every child and parent seems to know about my trademarked “backflip” by now! But I hope one day I can learn to do a real backflip and my classes won’t laugh at my version!
  Samara Kane
info@playballni.com // Mobile: 07734384616
Hi everyone! I'm coach Samara, I moved here 6 years ago and love it. I have 3 very energetic children. I enjoy alot of sports and I play rugby for Lisburn and I am also a personal trainer. I love teaching playball especially to the 2s and 3s and my favourite skill to coach is kicking a ball!
  Alexandra Posset // Mobile: 07734384616
Hi Everyone, My name is Lexi and I am 23 years old and am from the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the United States! I came to Belfast in August 2019 through a program called Sport Changes Life which allowed me to play basketball and work within the Belfast youth community. I also attended Ulster University and got my Masters in Sports, Coaching and Performance. I have an undergrad degree in Health Care Management, a Masters Certificate in Business Analytics and a certificate in Leadership all through Rider University. While studying at Rider University I played Division I basketball and earning all conference honors my senior year. I am very excited to be a Playball coach and have this opportunity to work with children in a sport setting! I have coached numerous basketball teams and I believe my background in sports will help reach your child’s athletic levels at a young age! I coach the Watch Me Play classes and have a blast! I am a very bubbly, friendly, and fun person who loves to teach and help others! Hopefully I will see you in the Playball classes!
  Rabia (Abbie) Watson // Mobile: 07734384616
Hi everybody, I am coach Abbie! I am 21 years old. I have only just recently become a playball coach and I absolutely love it!☺️ I have a huge passion when it comes to working with children. I come from a performing arts background and attended and studied at drama schools. This experience has provided me with more confidence and skills which I have carried with me and will stay with me for the rest of my life. My aim with playball is to give children the exact same experience with sport, learning and most importantly having fun!!! My most favourite thing in my classes is watching a child start their first class when their initial reaction is sometimes to be shy but each minute going forward they really come out of their shell and get stuck in with the fun!!! I really can’t wait for summer camp this year as it will be my first camp with playball and of course for classes to return to normal☺️


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

The Playball program follows a holistic approach and offers learning opportunities and experiences relating to the cognitive, physical, social and emotional development of the child. Playball takes advantage of developmental windows of opportunity by providing a wide range of suitable movement skills and physical activities in a safe and secure environment - perfect for optimal learning!

At Playball, we help children develop fundamental building blocks of sport, agility balance and coordination, as well as the three key elements of physical fitness - endurance, strength and flexibility.







Class Venues

Venue Name Address Actions
Ardnavalley Outdoor Education Centre109 Old Milltown Road, BT8 7SPShow Classes
Inchmarlo Prep - Tuesday (AFTERSCHOOL - pupils only)Inchmarlo Prep, Cranmmore Park, BT9 6JRShow Classes
Queens Leisureplex Holywood - WednesdaySullivan Close, Holywood, BT18 9HLShow Classes
Queens PECQueens PEC, Stranmillis Gardens, Botanic, BT95EXShow Classes
Queens PEC - MondayStranmillis Gardens Botanic Belfast, BT95EXShow Classes
St. Bernards Primary School - Wednesday & Playgroup - Friday (AFTERSCHOOL - pupils only)St. Bernards Primary School, Wynchurch Walk, BT6 0JSShow Classes
St. Brides Primary School - Monday (AFTERSCHOOL - pupils only)St. Brides Primary School, 32 Derryvolgie Ave, BT9 6FPShow Classes
St. Colmcilles Pre-school Playgroup - Monday (AFTERSCHOOL - pupils only)191 Upper Newtownards Road, BT4 3JBShow Classes
St. Michaels Primary School - Thursday & Friday (AFTERSCHOOL - pupils only)St. Michaels, 514 Ravenhill Road, BT6 0BWShow 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 3-9 years.




Camp Venues

Venue Name Address Actions
St. Bernards Primary School - Wednesday & Playgroup - Friday (AFTERSCHOOL - pupils only)St. Bernards Primary School, Wynchurch Walk, BT6 0JSShow Camps
Ardnavalley Outdoor Education Centre109 Old Milltown Road, BT8 7SPShow Camps

Parties

2 Hours of fun and madness for your child at a venue of your choice or select from the options below:Your child will enjoy 1 and 1/2 hours of their favourite Playball games that they know and love with their favourite Playball coaches. (1/2 hour is then allowed for food and birthday cake)PLAYBALL PARTY – £130 – up to 20 children – (venue is charged in addition)PLAYBALL PIZZA PARTY – £140 – up to 20 children – (venue is charged in addition)Each additional child is charged at £5 up to and including 30 children, any additional child will then be charged at £4.


Schools

Playball is an educational environment and we work with many schools as part of their curriculum or as an after school/morning activity. We are partners in Education. Please contact us if you would like to introduce Playball at your school. We teach Playball at the following schools as part of their curriculum:Holy Rosary Pre-school, St. Colmcille's, St. Bernards Pre-school playgroup and Fullarton Prep Pre-school, Newtownards pre-school. We currently teach the Playball programme as an after-school activity at: Inchmarlo Prep, BT9, St. Bernards P.S. BT6, St. Michael's P.S. BT7, St. Brides P.S. BT9, St. Josephs Ballyhackamore.


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