Player Guide

May 26, 2018 5:11 pm

Guide for players: What you need on Matchdays to play for FC Irlande                                                                                                                                                      

You can only play competitive matches for FC IRLANDE once you have been registered with ABSSA (Men’s teams) or URBSFA (Ladies Teams). Please visit the Join Us page for more information on registration .

When playing for FC Irlande  you must bring the following:

–    Your ID card

You need to bring either your Belgian ID Card, Special ID card (for EU officials),  or your ABSSA Federation Card (Men’s Teams only). League rules stipulate that without a valid ID card, players are not eligible to play.

–    FC Irlande Club shorts

–    FC Irlande Club football socks

–    Shin pads

–    Football boots: Moulded studs are normally sufficient for Belgian pitches, however, longer studs may be needed during the winter months when the pitches become less agreeable. Most matches are played on astroturf but your captains will inform you of the surface type prior to the game. 

You will be provided with a football shirt.

If you are in the squad, you will be e-mailed a time and meeting place. For home games be at the pitch an hour before kick-off time. Kick off times are different depending on which team you are playing for, so check in advance if you don’t know.

For away games the meeting time will be an hour before the game, at the opposition club’s facility. You can always check the respective address on the  website, if you know the name of the opposition.

Please make sure you are on time as the captain and delegate need sufficient time for their team talk, to collect IDs and enter the data into the tablet as well as to warm up together.

Enjoy the game!

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Injury Support

The health and wellbeing of our Club Members is our number one priority at FC Irlande. We are therefore here to support our membership through any injuries they may face. 

We are truly lucky to count  Rafa Martinez  among our club membership. Rafa is a professional physiotherapist with over a decade of experience helping athletes recover from injuries, including a number of FC Irlande players from the Men’s and Women’s teams. Rafa speaks Spanish, English and French and can be contacted via  email at rafamartinezn@gmail.com.

For serious injuries, you can contact orthopaedic surgeon Dr Jerome de Muylder who can provide medical advice via email to players in case of injury.  Dr de Muylder can receive players in consultations at standard reimbursed rates within short notice and is resident at the clinics  Delta (CHIREC) as well as in Schaerbaek (Lambermont). He can be reached at ortho.demuylder@hotmail.com. 

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