It takes a monumental decision by two rural clubs who are going nowhere to amalgamate and that is precisely what Straide United and Foxford FC did in the early summer of 1988.Straide United founded in 1979 had a useful junior team in the premier division but had not the resources or back up to make a major attack to the championship.Foxford FC founded in 1974 had a declining junior team in division one but a useful schoolboys and youths setup with two schools in their backyard.
Never before in Mayo soccer had two rural clubs got together to unite but with the above picture staring both clubs in the face, this seemed the only way forward.Both teams agreed on the name Straide & Foxford United AFC and in 1989 the club was formed.The abbreviated “S&F Utd” has been a commanding name in soccer circles in the West of Ireland for the past 40 years.
Over 40 years later we cater for girls and boys from U6 right up to U17. We have over 150 youth players registered with the club. This is a testament to our amazing coaches who do so much for the youth of our club and instil a passion and pride for Straide & Foxford United. Our coaches have always been the cornerstone of our club. Our youths – boys and girls have won numerous county and provincial titles over the years all of which we as a club are so very proud of.
Everything we do helps to enrich the communities we serve. As a voluntary led organisation, it is our aim to continuously fill that role for our members with the help of you and any funding that we receive.Fundraising empowers our team and offers a sense of unity. It gives us that common goal to get behind, a single milestone that we can reach as a group, as a community, as a team. We are dedicated to ensuring that our family of games, and the values we live, enrich the lives of our members, families, and the community we live in.