Safeguarding 2 Online Training



A must for all Club Children’s Officers

A Club Children’s Officer should be child centred in focus and have as the primary aim the establishment of a child centred ethos within the club. S/He is the link between the children and the adults in the club. S/He also takes responsibility for monitoring and reporting to the Club Management Committee on how club policy impacts on young people and Sports Leaders.

Each person attending the course will need to use their own independent device.

Safeguarding 1 course must be completed before you take part in Safeguarding 2.

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Bike Week 2022 Grant Application Now Open


Bike week is a celebration and promotion of the benefits of cycling. This year Bike Week will take place from Saturday 14th May – Sunday 22nd May 2022.

As such, Carlow Sports Partnership are now accepting Expressions of Interests from clubs, schools, organisations and community groups who may be interested in hosting an event for Bike Week 2021.

A sample of what may be applied for includes, but is not limited to:

  • A cycling event (race, family cycle, cycling tour etc.,)
  • Refreshments for an event
  • Learn to cycle programmes (for adults and children)
  • Cycling workshops
  • Electric Bike Workshops

To access an expression of interest form please click:

Here for a Microsoft Word format

Here for a PDF format

Or, for more information, please contact

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

Inclusive Kelloggs Cul Camp.

Carlow Sports Partnership are delighted to announce for the second year to be supporting Carlow GAA with the Kelloggs Inclusive Cul Camp.

Netwatch Cullen Park

August 17th - August 21st

We have two options available:

For more information or any questions please contact Teresa on

Healthy Ireland Community Mental Health Small Grant Scheme

Healthy Carlow Community Mental Health Small Grants Scheme 2020

Carlow County Council, on behalf of Carlow Local Community Development Committee (Carlow LCDC) is now seeking applications from community and voluntary organisations for a Community Mental Health Small Grants Scheme to deliver actions or projects which are in line with the Mental Health theme of Healthy Ireland.

  • The Scheme offers small grants for projects with a minimum spend of €2000 and up to a maximum of €5000
  • Funding is exclusively for programme activity under the Healthy Ireland theme of Mental Health to be completed by the end of 2020.
  • Applications must be made by 5pm on Friday 10 July 2020

Healthy Ireland, A Framework for Improved Health and Wellbeing 2013 is a national framework for action to improve the health and wellbeing of Ireland over the coming generation. Now in its 3rd year, the ‘Healthy Ireland Fund’ aims to support innovative sectoral, evidence-based projects, programmes and initiatives that support key national policies in areas such as mental health, physical activity, nutrition and sexual health, tobacco and alcohol and development of spaces and places for health and wellbeing.

Full information, guidelines and the application form can be found at

Applications should be forwarded to:

Where possible, applications should be made electronically. Where this is not possible, applications may be made by post to:

Healthy Carlow

Community Section,

Carlow County Council,

County Buildings,

Athy Road,



For any queries, please contact Suzi Doyle, Healthy Carlow Coordinator or 087 405 1253.

COVID-19 Awareness eLearning Course

COVID-19 Awareness eLearning Course

Sport Ireland continue to provide training & support resources to the sector in relation to Covid19.

The first online COVID-19 Awareness eLearning Course is now available on the Sport Ireland website.

The course will support administrators, volunteers, coaches and participants to return to sport during phase 2 in a safe & practical manner.

This course is suitable for Sport Ireland funded bodies, Club & Community Groups, Coaches, Volunteers & Participants.

The course is available on 👉