The Move with Camogie camp pilot initiative ran from Monday 10th July to Thursday 13th July and what a blast!!!
We had 30 girls from every corner of the county of Offaly take part in the 4-day camp held in St.Brendans Community School, Birr, which proved to be massively successful and enjoyed by all. The Her Moves campaign is a nationwide campaign to empower young females to find something that moves them and encourage physical activity and involvement for healthier lifestyles whether they consider themselves “sporty” or not and we were delighted to receive funding to deliver this from Sport Ireland.
The activities our 30 girls took part in included:
• Fun Yoga with Annie from Healing Touch & The Buddha Lounge
• Camogie Coaching Sessions with Offaly camogie coaches Elaine and Eimear Dermody
• Camogie Games with National Camogie Coach Developer Paul McLoughlin
• Camogie Skills and Games with National Youth Development Coordinator James Heffernan
• Multisport Taster session in Tag Rugby with Megan Delaney from Birr Rugby and Leinster LGFA
with Clodagh Flanagan
• Leadership Session with Dave Dunn Facilitation
• JambaJambaJembe Percussion Circle with Dave Day
• Nutrition Workshop and Practical Do It Yourself with Elee McEvoy from Folláin Nutrition
• And Intro and Team Bonding session by Sabrina Larkin, Leinster Participation and Growth
Our teenagers are a vital part of our sport and being able to provide a camp which met their interests,
provided them with an opportunity to try something new and make new connections was extremely
important and rewarding for all!!!
Feedback from parents and participants has been fantastic with parents commenting “it’s the first time I’ve seen her so happy doing a camp and so full of buzz coming home” and another saying her daughter “totally enjoyed it – it pushed her outside her comfort zone, which is a great thing” and “it offered a very positive approach to self care”.
We would like to thank all the providers of the activities – of which there were many and many of whom where Offaly based, as well as the school itself for the facility to host. Everyone involved brought such fun, directness and a peer centred approach to everything they delivered to the girls over the week. We would also like to congratulate the parents and the girls themselves for opting in, committing and making the most of the opportunity given. Well done all!