Camogie Association invites schools to play for an æActive School Flag’
The Camogie Association is inviting schools nationwide to come and play for an æActive School Flag’ by introducing or further developing camogie on their school curriculum.
The Camogie Association will provide support for schools (primary & post-primary) in a number of ways including assistance with new initiatives such as the æMum & Me’ programme, æCome Hurl with Me’ for mothers and daughters as well as æCome & Try It Days’ and non competitive blitzes.
In addition, school specific camogie programmes for transition year students and senior cycle students are also available including the æGreen Card Refereeing’ course and Foundation Coaching Award in conjunction with Gaisce. Furthermore, valuable coaching resources and information will be provided through Camogie Association Regional Development Co-ordinators and online at www.camogie.ie
Speaking about the æActive School Flag’ Director of Camogie Development Mary O’Connor:
“”The Camogie Association is delighted to work with and support the æActive School Flag initiative. This programme ties in effectively with the Camogie Association’s National Development æOur Game, Our Passion’ which aims to provide every girl with the opportunity to try camogie by the time she leaves primary school.””
Karen Cotter of the Active School Flag programme said:
“”The Camogie Association has many interesting and innovative ways of encouraging girls and their mums to become more physically active. We are delighted that they have lent their support to the æActive School Flag’ initiative and hope that by working together we can create more physically active school communities.””
Launched by the Department of Education in 2009, the æActive School Flag’ programme is a non-competitive initiative which seeks to recognise schools that provide quality PE, co-curricular physical activity and sports programmes for their students. Schools must meet a number of key goals in order to receive their æActive School Flag’.
o For further information on Camogie Development under the æActive School Flag’ programme contact Mary O’Connor, Director of Camogie Development, firstname.lastname@example.org and 087 1251271
o For information on the æActive School Flag’ programme contact Karen Cotter, Karen@activeschoolflag.ie 086 868 3991
o For camogie specific coaching and development resources go to www.camogie.ie
o For further information on the æActive School Flag’ go to www.activeschoolflag.ie