We are delighted to announce the opening of the 2017 LGFA Gaelic4Girls Programme!
In 2013, the Gaelic4Girls programme was revamped and re-launched with the aim of making the programme more attractive to clubs, to assist any struggling clubs, established clubs looking to expand their numbers at underage level or any potential areas where new clubs may evolve.
The programme has proven to be a very useful tool for our clubs in terms of strengthening their underage structures by recruiting new players. Most Clubs have experienced at least a 50% retention rate of the new players following the programme. In 2016 43 Clubs representing 23 Counties were successful in their application.
Any Club can apply to be a part of the programme. Criteria have been outlined and it’s up to a Club to justify why they should be chosen.
Clubs have between now and the 20th January to apply. Following this, the County Development Officer, Provincial Development Officer and a member of the National Development Team, will discuss the applications and decide together, which two sites within a County are the most appropriate. A maximum of 2 sites can be selected from your County to participate in the Programme.
There are numerous benefits to the programme with the most obvious to increase numbers in your club, but also there is free training provided to your coaches and resources are provided free of charge for the promotion of a National Programme taking place in your club.
Additional information plus the relevant Provincial Application Forms are below. We would ask you to please forward this information to all clubs in your County and promote on your website and social media outlets. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Paula Prunty (firstname.lastname@example.org) or your relevant Provincial Development Officer.
To apply on behalf of your club simply choose you province and download the appropriate form.