Player´s Guide – Injury Support

May 26, 2018 5:11 pm

Players’ Guide: 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). To join the club and be registered, please contact the Men’s or Ladies secretaries, or one of the team captains. This is best done at a training session.

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).

Without an ID card you cannot play a League match, so don’t forget it.

–    FC Irlande Club shorts

–    FC Irlande Club football socks

–    Shinpads (without shinpads the referee will not allow you to play)

–    Football boots: Moulded studs are normally sufficient for Belgian pitches, however, longer studs may be needed during the winter months when the pitches turn to mud. Often matches are played on astro turf. Normally you will be informed of this before 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 away 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 there on time as the captain and delegate need some time for their team talk, collect IDs and enter the data into the tablet and the team needs some time to warm up together.

Enjoy the game!


Injury – Help and Support

October 1, 2019  

Injuries are unfortunately common in playing football and the right support will assist in treating them in the proper manner.

For injuries such as  muscle strains ,hamstring problems,thigh strains  etc.. Rafa Martinez , a professional physio who plays for the club’s 3rd team and is the co coach of our Ladies 3rd Team , is available to advise you on how your injury should be treated. Rafa speaks Spanish,English and French and can be contacted via  email at


If your injury is more serious such as fractures,knee or ankle ligament problems etc …. then you can contact Sports orthopaedic surgeon

Dr Jerome de Muylder. He stands ready to give immediate medical advice by email to players in case of injury and would receive them in consultations at standard reimbursed rates within short notice.
He is resident at the clinics  Delta (CHIREC) and in Schaerbaek (Lambermont).
Contact can be made via email at    French is preferred but he can also communicate in English