Sports Club Notes

North Tipperary Sports Partnership

North Tipperary Sports Partnership

Go for Life grants get older people more active: The Go for Life Small Grant Scheme is now open. The scheme is aimed at encouraging older participants and is used by groups to buy equipment, run sports events or try new activities. Applications have already begun to arrive from groups and clubs that cater to older people across Ireland.

The Small Grant Scheme is a joint initiative between Age & Opportunity’s Go for Life programme and the Irish Sports Council. Now in its eleventh year, it has, so far, awarded almost €4million in nearly 8,000 grants. This year, €300,000 will be allocated to groups and clubs. Each grant awarded will be between €300 and €700.

The closing date for applications is Friday, 27 September 2013. Application forms are available on the Age & Opportunity website or from the Go for Life office on 01 805 7733.

Go for Life is the national programme for sport and physical activity for older people.  Go for Life is an Age & Opportunity initiative which is funded by the Irish Sports Council.

Child Welfare & Protection in Sport Training: North Tipperary Sports Partnership is pleased to announce further Child Welfare & Protection in Sport Basic Awareness training. The course is aimed at sports leaders, children’s officers, parents or anyone working with young people in sport. A central goal for all those involved in sport for young people is to provide a safe, positive and nurturing environment where children can develop and enhance their physical and social skills. Promoting a child-centred environment should go hand in hand with identifying and eliminating practices that impact negatively on safe and enjoyable participation in sport for young people.

The workshop will be delivered by John McElhinney, Irish Sports Council tutor, on: 17th September, 2013 - Nenagh - 6.30pm – 9.30pm.

The training will enable Children’s Officers/Sports Leaders to: Implement best practice in protecting the welfare of participants, Create a child-centred environment within the sports club, List categories of abuse and some indicators associated with abuse, Make an appropriate response to a disclosure, Make a report to designated officer or appropriate Statutory Authorities.

Prior registration with North Tipperary Sports Partnership is necessary. A nominal fee of €15 is required to secure your place. A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded on completion of the course. Please book early as places are limited on the workshop.

For further information contact Elaine Cullinan or Sharon Mc Loughney (tel: 067-43604, email: