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FAQ’s

Ready to play full contact semi-professional football? Have a few questions? Here are the more popular ones we have heard. If we still do not answer your burning questions please feel free to contact us. The Airdrie Irish, a 2015 addition to the AFL, can be found just north of Calgary. Only a short drive to some great football.

 1. What does it cost to play for the Irish?

The dues for the Airdrie Irish Football Club are $450 due prior to the first game. Should you need to establish a payment plan one can be organized for you by contact the team executive.

 2. What do I get for my team dues?

The Airdrie Irish Football Club will provide you with:

  • Use of game home and away jerseys and pants for the season with opportunity to buy at the end of the season.
  • Practice Jersey
  • Game home and away socks
  • Football Alberta insurance
  • All away traveling expenses
  • Cost to paint football helmet if required
  • Game medical supplies if required

 3. Where do we play?

The Airdrie Irish Football Club is one of 9 teams in the Alberta Football League. Though the 2015 schedule has not been set we look to host up to 5 home games a year played in Airdrie as well travel to possibly Calgary, Lacombe, Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Lloydminster and/or Ft. McMurray.

4. When are practices?

During the regular season practices will be every Tuesday and Thursday night from 7pm to 9pm in Airdrie. Captains may choose to add additional practices based upon game needs. Off season practices will be scheduled soon.

5. What do I have to provide myself?

All players must provide their own equipment. Helmet, shoulder pads, cleats, pad inserts. Should you have budgetary constraints please contact team executive for possible options.

6. Does it cost to travel to away games?

The Airdrie Irish Football Club covers the costs of bus travel and/or hotel accommodations for away games if required. You are responsible for your own dietary needs.

7. Is there any age range to play?

There has been a wide age range of players who have competed in our league. The league minimum is if your high school has a football team you must be in your graduating year to be eligible to play. There is no maximum age to play in the AFL as long as you’re healthy and ready to battle.

8. What previous experience do I need?

The AFL has seen a wide variety of skill levels in our teams. We have seen some CFL players who choose to continue on after they finish or if the CFL is not for you and you wish to continue on after your CIS or CJFL career. We have had players with an aggressive desire to play with no experience to only high school levels. All are welcome!