Lakewood Athletic FC was founded in 1981. The club is situated on the West side of Ballincollig, in Barnagore, Co.Cork. The Ballincollig area and wider hinterland has a population of approximately 35,000 people.
Lakewood currently has over 500 playing members. The playing population, both boys and girls, typically start playing at age 6 within the Academy. Boys and Girls play competitive soccer from age 11 onwards. Players progress to Senior teams, Ladies and Men’s, typically from age 20 onwards. We have 26 teams playing for the 2016/2017 season.
Lakewood Athletic FC has following growth pattern:
• Local population growing +2.5% pa but Lakewood has tripled player numbers in 10 years
• Compound growth rate of 12% per annum over 10 years
• Female participation is the fastest growing, +17% pa in last 10 years
• 100 women and girls playing
(Source: Lakewood Development Plan 2016-2021).
Lakewood Athletic FC is committed to the ‘Football For All’ programme.
The Football for All Club Programme will provide children with special needs the opportunity to play football for their local team and enjoy some meaningful competition against other FFA clubs. Children and young people with a wide range of intellectual, physical and sensory needs are encouraged to join us and participate in a safe, healthy and fun environment and enjoy soccer. Lakewood Athletic FC is also committed to the “Kick Out Racism”campaign.