The programme is part of the FAI's grassroots programme which is an integral component of the Association's 5 year Technical Development Plan. Buntus programmes are delivered to Primary School children to participate in football from a young age. Equally the Buntus Programme seeks to encourage primary school teachers to understand the game and to provide them with a basic skill set to manage and develop the game with confidence in their classes.
The programme which includes a comprehensive kit bag of equipment and training aids for teachers is delivered by the FAI RDO's nationwide.
The FAI Buntus Programme is part of the broader ISC Schools Initiative which works with the LSPs to encourage participation of young people in all sports.
Buntús Initiative features on RTE's Pobal, 25 November 2007
RTE One featured a news piece on the programme Pobal about the FAI involvement in Irish Schools through the Buntús programme.
Please see the link below from the RTE website (Buntus piece is Podcast 2 and starts after 9.45 mins).
Buntús as Gaelige
The Buntús Initiative was featured on RTE SIX ONE News on the 18th April 2007. Please see the link below: