We are delighted to announce that, after a large number of entries, Lucan Sarsfields have been chosen as the inaugural winners of the Camogie Healthy Club Competition for 2018.
During the month the club ran a number of health and wellbeing initiatives including a careers morning for leaving cert students, GAA for All community development programme, a fun “training” session for parents of all academy children and a talk on building resilience in children and young people.
What is a Healthy Club?
The GAA Healthy Club Project have outlined the following principles that they feel underpin a healthy club:
• They recognise health and wellbeing as a core value.
• They view health as something holistic – incorporating physical, mental, social and spiritual wellbeing.
• They seek to make their club as healthy an environment as possible.
• They are community clubs that aim to extend their health and wellbeing influence beyond their membership.
• They are inclusive clubs.
• They work in partnership to build stronger, more connected communities
The Camogie Association recognises the role we play in the support of the health and wellbeing of females in Ireland. In conjunction with the GAA Healthy Club Project, we aim to make the broader Gaelic Games family a healthier place for everyone to enjoy.
The month of October was the Camogie Association Month for Mental Health and Wellbeing. As part of this campaign we ran a competition to recognise the best Healthy Club Project run between Monday 8th October and Sunday 21st October.
The winning club, Lucan Sarsfields will now have the opportunity to run a nutrition workshop including a cookery demonstration, a Samaritans positive mental health workshop and a Bodywhys workshop promoting positive body image.
We would like to thank all clubs for their entries and we look forward to expanding this competition in 2019.