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Identifying and Addressing Barriers to Inclusion for Young Players in Northern Ireland International Football. University of Ulster, Jordanstown.

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Hargie, Owen, Somerville, Ian and Ramsey, Phil (2011) Identifying and Addressing Barriers to Inclusion for Young Players in Northern Ireland International Football. University of Ulster, Jordanstown. Irish Football Association. University of Ulster. 107 pp. [Research report (external)]

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Abstract

This research project investigates barriers to inclusion for young players in Northern Ireland international football, by undertaking qualitative and quantitative research with current Northern Ireland players in the Irish Football Association’s (IFA) youth squads. The study was designed to identify and address barriers to inclusion, by researching a range of factors that may affect a player’s decision to play football for Northern Ireland (NI). Given that not all young footballers born in NI decide to play for the country, one objective of this project was to attempt to establish the reasons why some players decide to play for another country, such as the Republic of Ireland (RoI). Research was carried out into a range of areas that affect young footballers playing for NI. Areas addressed include experiences of sectarianism, attitudes to the national anthem and flags at matches, and relationships with staff of the IFA and fellow players.

Item Type:Research report (external)
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Communication
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute for Research in Social Sciences
Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Communication
ID Code:20727
Deposited By:Professor Owen Hargie
Deposited On:10 Jan 2012 08:48
Last Modified:10 Jan 2012 08:48

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