One of the success stories for Derry City Football Club last year was the success of our City Cubs group.

One hundred young people of primary school age took part in many of the clubs activities including celebrating our 30th anniversary in the League of Ireland, forming guard of honour for the team an quite a few home matches and playing football with the first team squad at a private City Cubs training session in the Brandywell.

Due to this success City Cubs 2016 has been launched and is now open for applications.

City Cubs is open to all children of primary school age and is set up to give members the chance to get more involved in the life of Derry City FC.

The annual fee for City Cubs membership is £10.00 and members will be rewarded with a “goody bag”, their own ID card which will also act as their very own season ticket and allow them entry to the Brandywell for all home games.

Throughout the year special one off events will be organised for City Cub members where they will get the opportunity to meet the players and have some fun.

“Derry City Football Club hopesCity Cubs 2016 will encourage children and young people to get involved and feel more a part of this great club than they may have done in the past.

They will have their own seating area in the Brandywell and throughout the year will have opportunities to meet together as a group to have fun, meet the players, and get some coaching from our experienced coaching staff. Young people are very much the lifeblood for the future of the club and we want them to feel that the club is theirs and that they are vital part of it.

Anyone wishing to apply to become a member of City Cubs 2016 can get an application form from the Candystripe Store in the Brandywell (open each day from 10.00am to 4.00 pm) or online at www.derrycityfc.net, Karen Pyne at St.Patricks PS office or citycubs@derrycityfc.netBut HURRY places are filling up fast and this year we are restricting membership to the first 150 applicants.