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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 (Icando) 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 each year. We offer classes on Monday Friday and Saturday at QUEENS SPORT, Belfast, and WEDNESDAY at Queens Leisureplex, HOLYWOOD. We run after-school classes and classes during the day at schools and nurserys schools accross BELFAST and HOLYWOOD too.
Classes generally take place inside, and we try to move outside where possible during the summer months.

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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
  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!
  Scott McIlwaine // Mobile: 07734384616
Hi everyone, my name is Scott. I enjoy playing rugby in my free time and catching some waves. I am very excited for this opportunity to work with kids at a young age in a fun and safe environment. I look forward to meeting you all and teaching your wee ones!
  Megan Kelly
Megan has just completed her degree in early childhood studies continuing with a post-grad in Autism studies in September. Having completed her playball training, Megan can be found teaching our age I Can Do's and Watch me's. She loves making a difference and watching children thrive in her fun-filled classes. She has a real rapport with the children she coaches and loves her job!
  Emma Lutton // Mobile: 078233344642
Hi, my name is Emma I love to share my enthusiasm and energy with children through my love of sports and coaching, getting them involved and excited about their classes! In my spare time, I do figure skating competitively, do watersports, and take my 2 crazy dogs to the beach. I can't wait to meet and start coaching with your little ones.
  Katie Johnston // Mobile: 07823344642
Katie is a qualified PE teacher with 24 years of experience teaching a wide range of sporting and leisure activities. Hi everyone, my name is Katie. I have been a PE teacher for the last 24 years and have been coaching sports since I was 15! Why Playball? Having witnessed first-hand the increasing levels of low self-esteem, and decreasing levels of physical fitness amongst our children and teenagers, I want to do something to make a change. I am very excited to help young children develop the skills which will allow them to develop fundamental movement skills, increasing their self-confidence and preparing them for PE and sporting activities in the future.
  Ben Burns // Mobile: 07823344642
  Michael Lytle // Mobile: 07305854099
Michael is currently an engineering student at Ulster University with lots of experience of working with children through his involvement with The Scouts, Lorne and coaching rugby at Ards Rugby Club. Michael has thoroughly bought into the ethos of the playball methodology and loves the impact he can already see on the children he is coaching in his classes......outside of Playball Michael is embracing university life!

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
Ardnavalley Outdoor Education Centre109 Old Milltown Road, BT8 7SPShow Classes
Brefne Integrated Nursery School111 Salisbury Avenue, BT15 5EB, BT15 5EBShow Classes
Fullerton House Prep & Pre-school1 Malone Road, BT96BYShow Classes
Inchmarlo Prep - (AFTERSCHOOL - pupils only)Inchmarlo Prep, Cranmore Park, BT9 6JRShow Classes
Inchmarlo Prep - Monday (AFTERSCHOOL - pupils only)Inchmarlo Prep, Cranmmore Park, BT9 6JRShow Classes
Methodist College Belfast1 Malone Road , BT9 6BYShow Classes
Queens Leisureplex Holywood - WednesdaySullivan Close, Holywood, BT18 9HLShow Classes
Queens Sport (PEC) - FRIDAYStranmillis Gardens Botanic Belfast, BT9 5EXShow Classes
Queens Sport (PEC) - MONDAYStranmillis Gardens Botanic Belfast, BT9 5EXShow Classes
Queens Sport (PEC) - SATURDAYStranmillis Gardens Botanic Belfast, BT95EXShow Classes
St. Bernards Primary School & Playgroup - Wednesday/Friday (AFTERSCHOOL - pupils only)St. Bernards Primary School, Wynchurch Walk, BT6 0JSShow Classes
St. Brides Primary School - Tuesday (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
Sullivan Preparatory School1 Alexandra Park, Holywood BT18 9EP, BT18 9EPShow 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
Ardnavalley Outdoor Education Centre109 Old Milltown Road, BT8 7SPShow Camps
St. Bernards Primary School & Playgroup - Wednesday/Friday (AFTERSCHOOL - pupils only)St. Bernards Primary School, Wynchurch Walk, BT6 0JSShow Camps
Methodist College Belfast1 Malone Road , BT9 6BYShow Camps


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.


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:St. Colmcille's play group, St. Bernards Pre-school playgroup and Fullarton Prep Pre-school, Glendhu Nursery School, St. Josephs carryduff, and Newtownards pre-school. We currently teach the Playball programme as an after-school activity at: Inchmarlo Prep, BT9, St. Bernard's P.S. BT6, St. Bride's P.S. BT9, Fullerton Prep.

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