Ladies Football - Ready Steady Play Initiative

Ladies Football - Ready Steady Play Initiative

February 26, 2013

Due to snowy conditions our Ready Steady Play Course had to be postponed in January. We are now happy to confirm that a new date has been set for Sunday, 10th March from 6.30pm-9pm, to be held in the GAA Hall. 

2013 is looking to be a very exciting football year for Ballincollig Ladies Football Club.  As you are aware our club has increased hugely at underage level over the past 12 months.  Each and every girl has so much to offer the club . Our main aim is that all girls will enjoy their footballing experience and make new friends, while at the same time being given every opportunity to improve their skills and their fitness levels.

To achieve this, we need to increase the numbers of mentors we have for each age group.  The smaller groups the girls are in – the better they will improve their skills.  We need a number of helpers at training session to help the trainers so that this can be achieved.

On Sunday, 10th March, Croke Park are delivering a course to Ballincollig Ladies Football to encourage parents, older brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts, grandparents, past players or anyone who is able to lend a few hours in the year to help out at training sessions.  This is a great opportunity to find out more about what would be involved and to give you more confidence to get involved. The course will be delivered in a very relaxed, fun manner allowing for the creation of great club/off the pitch team spirit over the 2.5 hours. We would encourage at least one volunteer from every household to come to this meeting on Monday night, and see if there is an activity that you might consider doing in 2013.  Whether or not you have past experience in sport is irrelevant. There is a role for everybody in the club, whether it be as simple as throwing a ball to our ‘smallies’ at training, giving a helping hand at matches, setting up equipment for training, supervising a mini-game or doing ‘toilet runs’ with our youngest players.  Any amount of help that you can give will greatly enhance the training that the girls will be able to receive.  We understand that we all live busy lives and that many would not be able to commit on a regular basis.  Even if you could help out a few hours in the year, it would be of huge benefit to the club.
When and Where?:       Sunday, 10th March from 6.30pm-9pm in Ballincollig GAA 

Attached, you will find a leaflet from Croke Park with more details of the course.  If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Aileen O Flynn at 087-6206024

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Looking forward to seeing you on the night to kick-start a great 2013 season for Ballincollig Ladies Gaelic Football Club.