Organising a Blitz
If you are considering holding a Lidl Gaelic4Mothers&Others Blitz in your club or County here are a few things to think about:
- The primary aim of a Lidl Gaelic4Mothers&Others Blitz is to give clubs the opportunity to socialise with other teams and to try out their skills in a fun environment. The aim of your Blitz should be to facilitate this socialising and feel good atmosphere for other teams.
- Notification of all Blitzes should be sent to Paula Prunty (National Development Manager) at email@example.com or (01) 8363156. The purpose of this is for the LGFA office to have a record of all blitzes played during the year.
- Lidl Gaelic4Mothers&Others is a strictly recreational and non-competitive initiative. It is therefore imperative that Blitz Days are run with the right ethos. To ensure this, there should be no finals played and no medals or trophies should be presented. (an exception to this would be if a club presented a FUN award, i.e. ‘Most Entertaining Team’ or ‘Best Team Song.’)
- Clubs may be visited by a member of the LGFA Development Team to ensure the ethos of G4M&O is being adhered to at all times
- Games should be no more than 13-a-side, should not be played on full size pitches, and should be no longer than 15 minutes a half.
- Referees should be fully aware of the Lidl Gaelic4Mothers&Others ethos and ensure that all games are played in a non-competitive manner.
- As Blitz Days are a social event you should consider if you want to provide entertainment or a post blitz event. Teams may want to carry on their activities later in the evening, could your club facilitate this?
- The key factor in Lidl Gaelic4Mothers&Others Blitz Days is that they are held in a fun and inclusive environment. Every participant regardless of ability or experience should feel welcome on the day.