Published Thursday, 27 August 2009
The windows of their bus were stoned and they were verablly abused as they tried to leave the football grounds at Victoria Park.
The under-15 football team had been playing a friendly match against another team from Ardoyne on Wednesday night.
The east Belfast pitch was the only venue available, but the Short Strand team felt safe playing there because thay had used it before without incident.
As the match was being played a group of older teenagers began to gather at the sidelines.
When the two teams finished the game and tried to reach their buses, which were parked outside the grounds, the vehicles were attacked.
No one was hurt in the incident, but the bus was badly damaged.
Police have confirmed that they are investigating the incident and they say a sectarian motive is one line of inquiry.
The youth club organisers say it will cost £1000 to fix the damage.