Trapattoni Launches Grassroots Initiative – “The Road to Poland”
Ireland football manager Giovanni Trapattoni recent launched a community partnership between the FAI, Fingal County Council and Swords Pavilions at the FAI HQ at Abbotstown. This grassroots initiative has been a fantastic success already with 3 afterschool coaching programmes set up in Balbriggan, 4 more planned for Swords and a unique “Road to Poland” 4v4 Tournament play competition.
Get Involved With Fingal County Council – Supporting Sport
Fingal County Council is a leader in sports development, encouraging participation, prioritising target groups, providing training and development, ensuring the provision of high quality facilities, and working with a wide range of organisations including the Irish Sports Council, National Governing Bodies, sports clubs and organisations to promote a positive message about sport.
One lucky winner from this competition will be a mascot in the Aviva stadium for the last home friendly, Republic of Ireland v Bosnia, on May 26th before the team sets off for Poland and EURO 2012. Under the guidance of FAI/Fingal County Council development officers Paul Keogh and Michael Pender the partnership with Swords Pavilions brought EURO 2012 a little closer to 500 boys and girls in primary school.
For further details and a list of schools and venues involved, please contact Paul Keogh on 086 044 4435 or Michael Pender on 087 127 3258.
The work of the Sports Office is a key part of the Council’s Commitment to putting people and communities first. Working with all ages from primary school-children through to active retirement groups, the Sports Team put their vision for sport in the county into practice – making Fingal the most active, innovative, dynamic and sporting community in Ireland.
Find out what we’re doing and join in! Please check out www.facebook.com/fingalsports
, on YouTube ‘fingalsports’ and follow us on www.twitter.com/fingalsports
National Drawing Day at Farmleigh
Just Call to Get Your School Involved in Sports Conditioning
Sports Conditioning is a specialized training module to improve children’s fundamental movement skills like running, jumping, throwing, balance and skipping. Once children master these basic skills it gives them greater confidence to take part in sport and physical activity. Workshops are also available for all schools in Fingal as well as teachers, coaches and community groups who work with children.
If you are interested in having your primary school take part in Fingal County Council’s Sports Conditioning programme just call Owen Mc Grath, Fingal County Council Sports Office on 01 890 5457.
Fingal County Council’s Arts Office presents a series of events to celebrate National Drawing Day at Farmleigh House on Saturday 19th of May.
Drawing Day is a national initiative to promote the practice of drawing bringing professional artists and members of the public together in a series of workshops and sessions. Previous events included workshops with artist James Hanly, Una Sealy, Paul McKinley, Caroline Donohoe, Zara Wood and Oliver Jeffers and this year will continue to offer a wide range of approaches to drawing for all ages and levels. Workshops are free and materials are provided at no cost.
For information and booking, visit www.fingalarts.ie
or contact Caroline Cowley, Public Art Co-ordintator on 01 870 8449 or email caroline.co
or Julie Clarke, Youth & Education Officer on 01 890 5960 or email julie.cl
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