Glentoran FC are a grassroots football club offering opportunities for youth grassroots football in Northern Ireland.
The Academy was founded in June 2008 in order to add a more professional approach to the groundwork achieved since 2002 when the Glentoran Community Initiative catered for the under age team network at Glentoran, initially set up to give something back to the community that has supported us for over 130 years.
The Academy network now extends to children as young as 6 years old with the teams ranging from Under 8 through to Under 19, all competing in the best development centres and leagues in the country.
At Glentoran FC we believe that the welfare of the child is an important factor as we help develop the player as they start out on their football career. This is evident in our aims, and in our in-depth child protection policy that is constantly monitored and updated by our clubs child welfare officer.
Teams play in the Northern Ireland Boys Football Association National Youth League.