It's great news! We are back and we are all delighted to be returning to football.  As before, playing whist dealing with COVID brings a set of responsibilities that apply to all club members - club management, coaches, parents and players. Here is a summary of the Parent and Player guidelines as outlined in the recently published FAI-HSE.


PRIOR TO PLAY next week, please  complete once only,  the following Return to Play 2021 Health Declaration form. Many thanks for  your continued support.

Parent & Player Responsibilities

  1. All players must arrive to the training venue alone (if age appropriate) or can be dropped off
    by a member of the same household.  Please try to travel on bikes/foot where possible.
  2. A parent/guardian is allowed to accompany < 18 players to training and may remain at the venue for the duration of the training session where necessary.  However, any parent or guardian attending a training session must strictly observe 2 meters social distancing at all times. Strictly no gatherings of groups while training is ongoing are permitted. Protocols must be followed throughout the duration of sessions.
  3. Adhere to club management protocols to include our one-way traffic system and designated drop off points if applicable. Parents are not allowed on the pitch. Note for RHD, please do not stand the hospital end of the grounds and please observe pitch boundaries.
  4. Players must arrive in their training gear and with their own equipment including water (labelled with their name) and shin pads.
  5. Players must bring their own hand sanitiser. We will have some onsite however.
  6. Players must stay at home if they :
    - Have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 or a suspected case in the last 14 days.
    - Have been overseas or exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
    - Have flu-like symptoms or are feeling unwell.
    - Have a temperature of 38C or more.
    - Experience the sudden onset of a cough or shortness of breath.
    - Experience a sudden loss of taste and smell.
  7. No dogs at any of our training grounds - not a COVID thing!



Return to Underage Training

Extract from FAI Press Release 30th March 2021

FAI notes Government green light for underage training return

The Football Association of Ireland notes confirmation from Government that underage football, Grassroots and League of Ireland, can return to non-contact training from April 26th, the first step on a phased return for football at all levels of the game.

Reacting to the announcement by Taoiseach Micheal Martin, FAI CEO Jonathan Hill has acknowledged the work of Government and its agencies to facilitate the return to training on April 26th, in pods of 15 for all underage players. ….”

We, as a club, will be in contact with our players and parents to advise of any updated Safe Return to Training Protocols and our new training schedule. It will be great to be back.



Coever Coaching App - FREE Subscription

In association with our coaching partner COERVER COACHING, BFC are offering our club members free subscription to Coevers Pllayers Club Training App during L5 - giving our players a set of challenges and practices to do at home individually or with their squad (via zoom and hosted by Parent coaches!). From ball mastery to touch, passing and shooting challenges, the Players’ Club app covers every angle to improve the players skills and confidence,  with content updates every few days.

To access the app subscribe here and use the following PROMO CODE. 

Have fun - get training! Looking forward to seeing you all in the spring with new skills and tricks!

Jack Ryan, BFC Director of Coaching.


In line with the recent Government  guidelines as we return to L5, BFC training will be suspended until Jan. 31st or until otherwise advised. Please see the DDSL update below.  If you have further questions please contact your coach. In the meantime, please stay safe and may we wish you all a Happy New Year!


All football activity is suspended until January 31st with immediate effect - with the exception of senior SSE Airtricity League and senior Women’s National League teams who are exempt. In addition to this, please note the following:

  • The new Government Level 5 Guidelines DO NOT ALLOW for any collective team training for any team other than senior SSE Airtricity League or Women’s National League teams
  • The new Government Level 5 Guidelines DO NOT ALLOW for any adult amateur, Futsal and underage football activity including the underage National Leagues and all schoolboy and schoolgirl football
  • The new Government Level 5 Guidelines DO NOT ALLOW for any trials or assessments until further notice – with the exception of senior SSE Airtricity League and senior Women’s National League teams who are exempt subject to League guidelines
  • The new Government Level 5 Guidelines allow for INDIVIDUAL training only

FUNDRAISER for RHD and for Beechwood FC

We are launching a fundraising event in the form of a Barclays Premier League Fantasy Football BFC League! As well as generating some revenue to be shared between RHD and BFC, we thought that we would have a bit of healthy banter as our club members set up their own teams to compete with our Professional Club Coaches (Jack, Connor and Dave) and our Club Chairman, Steve Masterson!

COVID 19 Restrictions have created quite an impact on how we have operated this year - not least making fundraising in the club difficult/near impossible in 2020. We have not had our Annual Social Dinner or indeed our RHD Family Fun Day/Soccer blitz, so we thought we would try something new!

Christmas is a busy match time for the Premier League so our BFC Fantasy Football League will formally open up on December 7th. You can set up your team whenever you like using the Barclays Premier App. To join our league however, you need a code which you will receive on paying your donation which you can do as of the 27th November.

Prizes will be shared along the way, the ultimate awaiting the League Winners at the end of the season!

Entry fee /donation is 20 euro, but the amount donated is discretionary.

To join the league, please follow these steps:

1) Go to (or download the app from Google Play or the iPhone App Store). Create your team! When naming them we would recommend you include your player name and age group e.g. Smiths Star Strikers'll make it easier to identify who is on the leaderboard!

2) When your team is set up, go to our subs page and pay your donation.

On  payment you will be sent instructions with a LEAGUE CODE to enter our Private (Beechwood FC ) League.

3) To join the Beechwood league, go to  the Leagues Tab in the app and select Private Classic Leagues. You will be asked for a CODE - use the code provided in the email forwarded to you on payment. On entering the code you will join the Beechwood FC League.

4) LEAGUE WHATSAPP GROUP.  You will also be asked to click on a link in the instructions sent to you on payment. This link will bring you to a form where we will ask you to enter your team name and mobile number such that your league team can be included in the Beechwood Fantasy Football WhatsApp group!

Good Luck!

Beechwood FC Gives this Christmas.

This year will be an even more difficult year for families in need and we at Beechwood F.C. would like to help.

We welcome members to donate a Tescos or Dunnes Stores Gift Card (bought in store) which will be shared between the SVP conference in Dublin 6 and the Focus Ireland Family Centre.

We will collect the gift cards at training across all our venues, during the week of December the 7th. Look our for the donations box and our Beechwood FC Helpers!

Thank you so much for your generosity.


Dublin & District Schoolboys’/Girls’ League is proud to partner with ISPCC Childline.

The Dublin & District Schoolboys’/Girls’ League is delighted to announce it is partnering with the Childline listening service, as delivered by the ISPCC. We are very proud to partner with an organization that provides such an important range of services to young people all over the Country. From a DDSL perspective, this reflects our commitment to the health and wellbeing of all our underage players off the pitch as well as on it. We understand that many young people face challenges in their lives, not least in the current environment with COVID-19. While football provides an important outlet for physical and mental wellbeing, it is critically important that our young people are aware of the services provided by Childline and are encouraged to avail of them where required. We look forward to playing our part in highlighting these services through our League and our extensive Club network across the Greater Dublin Area and beyond. Can your Club help highlight this partnership and the Childline Service by sharing the graphic attached on your digital platforms ?

You can tag ISPCC Childline in your post in the following ways:

Instagram - @ispcc_childline

Facebook - @ISPCCChildline

Twitter - @ISPCCChildline