Donard/Glen Camogie club were chosen by the Camogie Association to participate in the ‘You & Me Play Camogie’ Initiative. This initiative is a programme funded by Coca Cola under their ‘Thank You Fund’.
All parents were invited to participate in the 6 week programme that encourages parents/guardians to learn the skills of the game of camogie and keep active themselves. A nutritional talk on healthy eating for sports participation was also provided and the programme is currently running on Wednesday evenings at Donard/Glen GAA Pitch.
75 clubs entered the draw to be part of the ‘You & Me Play Camogie’ Programme.
2 clubs from each province were randomly drawn out at National Congress in Armagh last weekend.
The successful clubs were as follows:
Castlewellan Camogie club, Down
Drumgoon Camogie club, Cavan
St.Colums Camogie club, Cork
St.Rita’s Camogie club, Fethard, Co. Tipperary
Lucan Sarsfields camogie club, Dublin
Donard Glen camogie club, Wicklow
Westport camogie club, Mayo
President of the Camogie Association Aileen Lawlor said:
“The Camogie Association is delighted to launch this exciting new initiative for parents and their teenage daughters. Health and well-being and leading a fun and active lifestyle are central elements of the programme and so too encouraging daughters and parents to try the sport of camogie together. We are pleased that through the Coca-Cola Thank You Fund we can offer this ambitious new programme to eight selected clubs. It builds further on the Camogie development programme that we have with units nationwide and “You & Me Play Camogie” adds another dimension to our initiatives which encourage all ages to try the sport of Camogie.”
Erica Roseingrave, Public Affairs and Communications Manager of Coca-Cola HBC Ireland said:
“This is a really innovative initiative by the Camogie Association which we in Coca-Cola are delighted to fund. It will enable Mums and Dads to spend time with their teenage girls while getting fit and developing new skills themselves. The programme is also aimed at raising the profile of the sport which is social, fun and healthy.”