The mission of Broadford Rovers FC is to support the children and young adults of the local community through the provision of sporting facilities in a healthy and safe environment.
Broadford Rovers Football Club (“BRFC”) was founded in 1978. For 40 years we have supported the young people and community of Ballinteer, Dundrum, Rathfarnham and ChurchtownWe began life with just one Under 10 team playing in the South Dublin Football League and we played our home matches at Broadford Park on Stonemason’s WayOur earliest club house/changing facility was a shipping container obtained from UCD. Even then we were seen as progressive as teams from most other clubs in the league had to change at the side of the road. The container is still part of the structure of our changing facilities at our lower pitch in Broadford Park.Club membership grew at an extraordinary rate as the surrounding community evolved and developed and our first infrastructural success was to obtain the use of extra pitches at Marlay Park. Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council continues to supply us with pitches to serve most of our teams.In 1996, we broke unprecedented ground when we were able to open our excellent pavilion with showers and toilet facilities and separate changing rooms for opposition teams and referees. Again, we progressed to this stage well in advance of many of our peer clubs in the area.Our senior teams are affiliated to the Leinster Senior League. Our underage teams, participate in the Dublin and District Schoolboys League (“DDSL”) and our teams, operate under the auspices of the Football Association of Ireland (“FAI”).In 2018 Broadford Rovers became the first football club in Leinster to be awarded the FAI Club Mark Entry Level Award and were nominated as a Club of the Year finalist.
The Club Today
- 700 active members
- At the start of the 2020 football season, BRFC has a thriving kid’s academy, over 30 underage schoolboy teams, a senior mens teams and a womens senior team
- The vast majority of the managers/coaches are either current players or past players. A large number have invested their own time in coaching courses organised by BRFC through the FAI
- The club operates in accordance with the Irish Sports Council’s “Code of Ethics and Good Practice in Children’s Sport” and has an appointed Children’s Officer to oversee this process and we continue to ensure that the ethos of the Code of Ethics is central to our progress and development. All of our volunteers are Garda Vetted
- The All Weather facility and the grass training areas on Stonemasons Way are fully utilised every night of the week and every Saturday and Sunday morning
- We have a full sized grass pitch beside the all weather facility which caters for our underage and senior teams. Although we lease this pitch from Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, we have invested over €40,000 in this pitch in recent years in ongoing maintenance to maintain a top class surface for our playing teams