IFA endorses mini-soccer format

The Irish FA has endorsed a mini-soccer format which it hopes will improve football skills at grass roots level.

IFA president Jim Shaw was present at Rosario Youth Football Club in Belfast to watch the mini-soccer format in action with youngsters thoroughly enjoying the experience.

"We need to get away from the winning at all costs mentality. We look at the performance rather than the score," said IFA grassroots officer Phil Melville.