Fighting Words & the FAI- Invitation to Submit Stories, 13-15 Years

Fighting Words is teaming up with the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) and we want children to write stories that are somehow football related - even if only a little bit.

We hope over the coming months and years to involve Ireland players and coaches in story writing workshops with children. 

First off, we’re inviting 13–15 year old girls and boys to write a story about a fictional character who joins the squad.

Tell us what happens. About 500 words would be great.

A parent or guardian should email the story to Don’t forget to include the author's name and age. Deadline for submissions June 30th, 2017.  

In partnership with the FAI, we will try to publish as many as we can -  on our website and on the FAI website and in other FAI publications such as match programmes. 

There is no financial aspect to this venture, and Fighting Words and the FAI will not be profiting in any way. The ownership and copyright to the stories will remain entirely with the young authors. Our sole joint purpose is to encourage children to write and we will do our best to publish as many as possible.