The Camogie Association is due to launch ‘Camogie for All’, a series of workshops to cater for camogie players with physical, learning and sensory disabilities.
Funded under the 2012 Equality Innovation Fund the seminars will be delivered on a provincial basis in the coming months.
They will provide teachers, coaches, and tutors of camogie education courses, with the necessary skill-set to cater for players with physical, learning and sensory disabilities.
It is anticipated that ‘Camogie for All’ will also be incorporated under the Association’s coach education programme and will be provided on an annual basis.
Speaking about the funding CEO of the Camogie Association Sinéad O’Connor said:
“Our new programme, ‘Camogie for All’ is an exciting development which ultimately aims to increase the opportunities for young females with disabilities to play team sports. At present the opportunities for females are not as widespread as their male counterparts and we will work to address this with ‘Camogie for All’.
‘Camogie for All’ will equip our coaches, teachers and tutors with the ability to provide relevant camogie participation for females with disabilities. The benefits are many, including an increased rate of physical activity for females with disabilities; stronger links in the community between camogie clubs and various organisations as well as helping to foster a positive and healthy self image for participants.”
Camogie for All’ workshop details will be confirmed on www.camogie.ie
Camogie for All’ workshops will provide training for teachers, coaches and tutors of camogie education courses to cater for players with physical, learning and sensory disabilities.
The Equality Innovation Fund is supported by the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity – PROGRESS (2007–2013).
This programme is implemented by the European Commission. It was established to financially support the implementation of the objectives of the European Union in the employment, social affairs and equal opportunities area, and thereby contribute to the achievement of the Europe 2020 Strategy goals in these fields. The seven-year Programme targets all stakeholders who can help shape the development of appropriate and effective employment and social legislation and policies, across the EU-27, EFTA-EEA and EU candidate and pre-candidate countries.
“This project is co-funded by the European Union under the PROGRESS Programme 2007-2013. The European Commission is not responsible for the content of the project and any views expressed in its implementation do not necessarily reflect the position or opinion of the European Commission.”