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 

National Recreation Weekrecreation-week-logo

The Department of Children and Youth Affairs and Kilkenny County Council allocate €3,400 towards the initiative each year.  The focus of this grant scheme is to give young people an opportunity to participate in recreation activities they have never before tried. KRSP administer this grant each year in May in advance of the National Recreation Week which is usually held in July.


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 are 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.

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




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