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12th, Aug, 2013
Munster Club School Link Programme
Munster Ladies Club School Link Information sheet
What is it?
The MLGFA Club Schools link is a programme whereby clubs can apply for support to develop sustainable club school links with their local primary schools.
The programme is designed to meet the individual specific needs of the clubs, but also covers general topics such as coaching, equipment and promotion.
A maximum of two clubs from each county will be selected to participate in this programme.
Aims of the programme?
Provide clubs with the support to create and develop sustainable links with primary schools in their CCA.
Support clubs to implement small measurable actions to increase playing numbers.
Highlight the role that clubs can play in assisting schools develop the athletic and social skills of their students.
Benefits to the clubs
Participation numbers will be increased
Support and advice will be provided to club officers
Club activities can be more widely promoted through the students and the teachers
There is an opportunity for the clubs to become a more vibrant active part of the local community through their contribution to the local schools.
Benefits to the schools:
The schools will have the support of the local club in terms of the provision of Ladies Gaelic Football as a physical activity option during the school terms.
There will opportunities for teachers to become upskilled in the basic coaching principles of Ladies Gaelic Football, many of which are transferable to other sports and activities.
The creation and development of strong links with the local club will provide opportunities for the sharing of facilities and volunteers for events and promotion of school activities.
Working in partnership with local sporting organisations may work in favour of those schools involved in the active school flag programme.
Increased participation in physical activity will enhance the health and well-being of the students.
Who can apply?
Every LGFA club in Munster may apply to be part of this programme.
Two clubs in each county will be selected for the programme as a result of the application process.
The clubs must have the support of their target schools in order to apply.
What level of support will be provided by MLGFA?
Each successful club will be provided with a maximum of €400 towards the development of a sustainable club school link with one or more of the Primary Schools in their CCA.
A small amount of coaching equipment will also be supplied to each successful club.
The allocation of funds will be based on the submission of all reports and supporting documentation as requested.
MLGFA will facilitate a briefing meeting with each club to clarify the specifics of each plan, this will take place in mid-September – October.
The Munster Development Officer will provide on-going support and monitoring to all clubs selected for the programme.
What does the Programme entail for your club?
The club must provide one contact person for MLGFA and the schools during the programme.
The club (minimum of 2 members) must attend the briefing meeting once the application has been approved.
The club must match fund the programme with €150.
The club must keep a record of all activities carried out under the programme and where applicable all corresponding invoices and receipts.
A final report must be submitted at the end of the programme.
The club must monitor the continuation and further development of any activities arising from the programme to ensure the sustainability of the link.
The club must be mindful of the need for the school to remain focussed on their key curriculum responsibilities and provision of a balanced approach to physical activity choices within the school.
How will the funding be paid out to the successful clubs?
50% of the total funding from MLGFA will be allocated to each successful club following the briefing meeting. The remainder will be paid out on completion of the final report.
Please note monies will only be paid out on receipt of corresponding receipts and invoices where applicable.
The programme and all reports are to be completed by March 14th 2014.
How to Apply? Complete the application form (CLICK HEREfor Application Form) and submit it and all required documentation to Mary Beades: email@example.com or Clieveragh upper, Listowel, Co. Kerry before September 2nd 2013.
Ph: 086 0471501 or email Mary Beades for more information.