Our juvenile registration night was held last night, Thursday 6th March, in St. Mary’s Hall. The night was organised by our juvenile committee to primarily inform parents about the clubs policies and procedures in respect to underage football competitions. On the night a lot of parents attended and handed back the signed declaration forms and the juvenile membership forms.
If, however, you were not able to attend can you please familiarise yourself with our Code of Best Practice and when you have read and fully understood this document please sign the declaration form and return it along with the juvenile membership form accompanied with the €5 fee per child to our youth officer Pascal Smith.
At the launch our youth officer Pascal Smith highlighted the importance of the club’s Code of Best Practice, & ASAP Policy and its implementation by everyone concerned. He said the club have always maintained high standards and expects all individuals in the club including underage players, coaches, mentors, parents, officials, senior players and spectators to show respect and good behaviour at all times. He also appealed to parents and any other interested bodies to volunteer their services and help out with our juvenile teams. He remarked if people could spare one hour a week on a Saturday morning or one evening per week to help the various coaches this would be a big help and it would be very much appreciated by the club.
We are actively looking for new people to sit on a juvenile committee for the Club and if you feel you could dedicate some time to help out then please do not hesitate to get in touch. Even if it’s only an hour a week it’s all we need, all those hours add up!
A meeting will take place on MONDAY 10th MARCH in the dressing-rooms at 8.00pm to set-up and create a sub-committee that will look after the juvenile affairs of the club.
It takes a wide range of people and skillsets to make a club a success and currently we have a small team of fantastic coaches & mentors who are already in place and provide wonderful experience & knowledge about the game to our young players, but as they say there is always room for expansion. We are delighted to have teams ranging from under 12’s, 14’s and 16’s and we have a large number of kids (Under 8’s and 10’s) attending our nursery coaching sessions every Saturday morning. More kids means we need more coaches; so if you feel you are in a position to help coach our future stars then please get in touch with our youth officer Pascal Smyth or pop in to the meeting on Monday night.
Don’t be afraid, no experience is necessary, just bring loads of enthusiasm and lots of fun, it’s that simple. We will provide training and even if you feel you can’t sign up to coaching a team every week we would still appreciate your assistance on any days that you can help.
Many hands make light work!!!