Buggy Buddies Programme 2022

Buggy Buddies is coming to Carlow Town Park

This unique class is a great way for new parents as you can bring your baby ‘n buggy along. It gives Mums the chance to get in shape. Dads are welcome too.

Parents can swap stories, get some top tips; it will get you outdoors helping you to engage in nature and lift your mood. You can get fit and active, feel energetic and positive and most of all, help you lose the weight and tone up.

We hope to see lots of mums, dads and babies for some fitness and chats at Buggy Buddies - a great way to make new friends, get fresh air and exercise, all with baby in tow. After your exercise session for those who wish to go for a coffee there will be a designated area available to relax and socialise together in a friendly atmosphere.

What are the benefits of attending a 6-week Buggy Buddies Programme! Improve your fitness level - Improve your well-being and mental health - Strengthen your pelvic floor & abdominal muscles - Increase your flexibility - Tone and define your body - Increase your energy level - Engage and be part of your community.

If you are interested in joining this 6-week Buggy Buddies Programme, please send an email to Majella Fennelly via mfennelly@carlowcoco.ie


Coaching Teenage Girls In Sport Workshop

 

Following the release of the Adolescent Girls Get Active Report, Carlow Sports Partnership are delighted to facilitate Sport Ireland’s Coaching Teenage Girls in Sport Workshop, designed specifically to support coaches of girls aged 12-17 years of age.

Developed by Sport Ireland Coaching in conjunction with the Federation of Irish Sport, the School of Health & Human Performance Dublin City University and Lifes2Good Foundation, the workshop was developed to enable coaches to create a positive experience of sport and physical activity for girls in their formative years and provide an environment where girls and young women can develop holistically.

The Children’s Sport Participation and Physical Activity study, undertaken by Sport Ireland, Sport Northern Ireland and Healthy Ireland in 2018 highlights the dropout rate from sport for girls is higher than for their male counterparts. It is vital that we understand the coaching practices that support girls to start, and to stay in sport.

Central to this are coaches that create a positive environment that encourages safety, fun, and healthy competition. In addition, it is essential to employ supportive coaching practices that reward effort for trying a new skill over winning, encourage learning from mistakes while staying positive, and promote integrity and honesty. The workshop supports the 8 Key Principles of Success outlined in the Adolescent Girls Get Active Report.

A strong emphasis is placed throughout the workshop on supporting coaches to identify and engage in effective coaching practice reflecting the importance of the coach-athlete relationship, and specifically the role of the coach in a young girl’s development. This involves employing a positive and athlete-centred coaching framework, to support the development of the autonomy, capabilities, and sense of belonging that underpin lifelong engagement in sport and physical activity.

Carlow Sports Partnership are offering two separate workshops, please note there is limited availability on both:

Workshop One: 9th February 2022 7:00pm – 10:00pm via Zoom, Cost €5.00

Workshop Two: 12th March 2022 7:00pm – 10:00pm via Zoom, Cost €5.00

To book a ticket for Workshop One, please click here:

To book a ticket for Workshop Two, please click here:

For more information or queries, please contact Deborah via deborahfoley@carlowcoco.ie


Upcoming Safeguarding Training Courses Online via Zoom

Online Safeguarding Training Courses

Safeguarding 1

8th February
22nd February
10th March
7th April

Safeguarding 2

15th March

Safeguarding 3

12th April

All these courses will be run on ‘Zoom’ an interactive video conferencing platform.
Participants will need a tablet/laptop & a good internet connection.
The ‘Zoom’ access link for the course and relevant course materials will be emailed to participants in advance in word and PDF formats.

To gain accreditation, it is required that participants complete the full course.
A must for anyone working with children!!!

To book your place on the course click here

Queries to scorrigan@carlowcoco.ie


Carlow Sports Partnership Announces Two New Funding Opportunities for Sports Clubs & Community Groups

 

12th November 2021

1. Local Sports Participation Small Grant Scheme

Carlow Sports Partnership has secured funding from Sport Ireland to support the development of sport and physical activity with a particular emphasis on low participation groups such as young people, people with a disability, older adults, women and girls, ethnic minorities and people residing in disadvantaged areas. This fund aims to assist existing clubs and community groups that have physical activity and sport as their primary activity, and encourage the set-up of new clubs and groups to promote physical activity and sport. The maximum grant available is €2,000. This is a competitive fund. Evidence of match funding and/or benefit in kind will increase the chance of success for an application.

THE CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF PARTICIPATION SMALL GRANT APPLICATION IS FRIDAY 26th NOVEMBER, 2021.

Application Form Local Sports Participation Grant Scheme.pdf

Guidelines Local Sports Participation Grant Scheme 2021.pdf

 

2. Round 2 Covid19 Small Grant

Scheme With many sporting clubs & groups now back to training and activity across the County we are delighted to announce details of the second round of the Covid-19 Club Small Grants Scheme for 2021. Funding support up to the amount of €1,500 is available. The COVID-19 Club Small Grant Scheme is part of a series of COVID-19 related funding schemes from Sport Ireland and the Government to support the sports sector in response to the current crisis. The COVID-19 Club Small Grant Scheme will provide assistance to local clubs with covering costs associated with the reopening and delivery of their activities. The COVID-19 Club Small Grants can be used to support retrospective COVID-19 related expenditure dating from 1st January 2021 onwards.

THE CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF THE COVID19 SMALL GRANT APPLICATION IS MONDAY 29th NOVEMBER, 2021.

Application Form Covid19 Small Grant Scheme 2021.pdf

Guidelines Covid19 Small Grant Scheme 2021.pdf

 

Contact Carlow Sports Partnership: Clubs are advised to contact Carlow Sports Partnership via email mjduggan@carlowcoco.ie or phone 087 214 5262 for further information on these grant schemes.

 

 

 

 


Winter Training Schedule 2021

 

Carlow Sports Partnership are delighted to offer a varied range of training seminars and workshops for clubs, organisations and schools over the coming weeks. Please see a detailed list containing key information below:

Sports First Aid: On 06/11/2021 from 9:00am – 5:00pm.

The cost for this course is €50.00, more details and information on how to book can be found by clicking here

Social Media Mindset: On 10/11/2021 from 7:00pm – 8:30om.

The cost for this course is €5.00, more details and information on how to book can be found by clicking here.

Tug of War Instructor Training: On 13/11/2021 from 10:00am to 12:00pm or 2:00pm – 4:00pm.

This course is free, more details and information on how to book can be found by clicking here. 

Safeguarding 2: On 15/11/2021 from 6:45pm – 9:45pm.

The cost for this course is €20.00, more details and information on how to book can be found by clicking here.

Coaching Girls in Sport: On 17/11/2021 time TBC.

For more information on this programme, please contact Deborah via deborahfoley@carlowcoco.ie

GDPR Level 1: On 24/11/2021 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm.

The cost for this course is €5.00, more details and information on how to book can be found by clicking here.

To request any additional information on the above programmes please contact Sandra via scorrigan@carlowcoco.ie or Deborah via deborahfoley@carlowcoco.ie


Invitation for Clubs, Groups and Organisations to a Public Meeting in Tullow

 

A Public Information Workshop

 will be held on

Wednesday 10th November at 7.30pm

in Murphy Memorial Hall, Tullow.

 

The purpose of this meeting is to discuss preparing a Dormant Accounts Fund application, to secure the potential of 5 years funding for a Community Sports & Physical Activity Hub in Tullow, Co. Carlow.

This is a Hub where the community is at the heart and is centred around community participation. Includes developing and strengthening linkages between the community, sports clubs, and other physical activity groups.

This is a Hub that will maximises sports facility usage through linkages with the local schools, create training opportunities and the Hub will focus on the development of the outdoor spaces.

 

 Vision and Mission of the Community Sports and Physical Activity Hubs:

 

Vision: The vision of a Hub is to increase the number of people of all ages participating in sport and physical activity in their communities.

Mission: The mission of the Community Sports and Physical Activity Hub is to bring local people together and provide a home for local clubs and sports organisations.

For questions or queries email: mfennelly@carlowcoco.ie


Learn to Cycle Camp - Bagenalstown

Learn to Cycle Camp - Bagenalstown

Get cycling this summer.  We have a learn to cycle for 5-7 years in Bagenalstown.

Own Bike and helmet is essential.  Each child participating must have a parent/guardian stay onsite for the duration of the camp.

Venue: Queen of the Universe NS

Date: 21st, 22nd & 23rd July

Cost: €15 per child

Learn to cycle: 5-7years – 11am-12.30pm

Bookings only through Eventbrite at the following link:

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/learn-to-cycle-bagenalstown-tickets-160752130951

For more information contact Teresa on tomeara@carlowcoco.ie or Deborah on deborahfoley@carlowcoco.ie


Learn to Cycle

Learn to Cycle Camp

Get cycling this summer.  We have a learn to cycle for 5-7 years and a beginners/improvers for 8-13 years.

Own Bike and helmet is essential.  Each child participating must have a parent/guardian stay onsite for the duration of the camp.

Venue: Carlow College, St.Patricks

Date: 14th,15th & 16th July

Cost: €15 per child

Learn to cycle: 5-7years – 11am-12.30pm

Beginners/Improvers: 8-13years – 1.00pm-2.00pm

Bookings only through Eventbrite at the following link:

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/learn-to-cycle-tickets-155806231633

For more information contact Teresa on tomeara@carlowcoco.ie or Deborah on deborahfoley@carlowcoco.ie


Inclusive Basketball Camp

Inclusive Basketball Camp
We are delighted to offer Carlows first Inclusive Basketball Camp in conjunction with Camp of Champions Basketball Development
Tyndall College, Carlow
July 26th - July 30th
Juniors aged 7-12 - 9.30am-12.30pm
Seniors aged 13-17 - 1.30pm-4.30pm
Please contact Teresa on tomeara@carlowcoco.ie for booking links

AUTISM IN SPORT Online Workshop

AUTISM IN SPORT Online Workshop
This online workshop will provide attendees with an understanding of Autism focusing on the delivery of sport.
It will help participants to recognize and understand key areas of difference as well as looking at practical strategies which will help to include people with autism in sport sessions.
Suitable for Sports leaders, coaches, volunteers, teachers, principals, special needs assistants (SNAs), parents or anyone who has an interest in making their sport accessible and inclusive for people with Autism.
📅Wednesday May 26th
⏰7.00pm - 10.00pm
💶€10
📍ONLINE
📧For more information contact Teresa on tomeara@carlowcoco.ie