Young People

  • Assistant Sports Leaders
  • National Recreation Week
  • National Play Day

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 

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National Recreation Week 2017, 3rd –  9th July


Kilkenny Recreation and Sports Partnership is delighted to announce a small grant scheme for Recreation Week, the 3-9th July.  The Department of Children and Youth Affairs and Kilkenny County Council have allocated €3,400 towards the initiative.  The focus of this grant scheme is to give young people an opportunity to participate in recreation activities they have never before tried. Please note that this year, the grant scheme is only open to projects that serve youth with a disability or disadvantaged youth.  If you wish to apply, please download the application form.Application Form 2017. Completed application forms should reach Kilkenny Recreation and Sports Partnership before Friday, June 16th at 5pm.

KRSP has also produced a programme of activities for National Recreation Week open to all.  Some activities are new for this year, some like Parks Tennis and Water Safety have been on the go for a long time but spread the word! There may be new locations and all are open to new participants!  Have a look at all these activities here! National Recreation Week 2017



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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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