Young People

Assistant Sports Leaders

The Assistant Sports Leaders Award is a starting point for those who wish to develop leadership skills that can be applied to a variety of sporting situations and is aimed at those aged 14 years and over.   The aim of this programme is to help youth leaders gain sufficient confidence and competence to enable them to plan, lead and evaluate safe, effective and enjoyable sessions.

Participants don’t need to be sports stars instead an interest in their chosen activity; a positive attitude and a willingness to volunteer are all that is required.

Participants receive knowledge in

  • Planning a session
  • Adapting a session to suit age and abilities
  • Organisation and management
  • Leading a session
  • Evaluating a Session
  • Teaching of skills 

National Recreation Weekrecreation-week-logo

National Recreation Week  gives young people an opportunity to participate in recreation activities they never before tried. It took place at the 3rd July 2016 to the 1oth of July 2016. The activities which took place during the week included swimming lessons, zip line & tree top climbing, canoeing, surfing, splat ball, horse riding, outdoor gym, bowling, kayaking, obstacle courses and water activities. Over 200 young people participated in National Recreation Week.

these events were hosted by Fr. McGrath swim programme, Ossory Youth healthy lifestyles, Kilkenny Arch Club Outdoor Activity Day, Kilkenny Carlow Outreach Programme, Newpark Close Community Development Ltd., Saplings Special School, Enable Ireland-Teenage camp, Millennium Court Summer youth event, Fr McGrath Family Resource Centre,  Grennan College Parents Association, Kilkenny Special Olympics Club, The Drum Foroige Youth Project, CKLP Traveller Youth Programme, Johnswell Youth Group and Mill Youth Project.

National Recreation Week is funded by The Department of Children and Youth Affairs.!department-of-children-and-youth-affairs-logo

National Play Daynational-playday-logo

The aim of National Play Day is to help increase public awareness of the importance of play in supporting children’s physical and social development. Under National Play Day a variety of projects have been funded that create opportunities for outdoor play at street, neighbourhood and community level. National Play Day provides the opportunity for Local Authorities to encourage children and their families to experience play in their own locality. Over 100 young people with disabilities participated in National Play Day.

National Play Day supports activities such as Surfing and Splashworld in Tramore Co. Waterford, Kayaking with Kilkenny Aqua Canoe Club, Make a Splash in The Watershed Kilkenny.

National Recreation Week is funded by The Department of Children and Youth Affairs.department-of-children-and-youth-affairs-logo








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