Our eighth year of Girls GAA Winter League is gearing up for its final weekend on the 16th February when our 25 teams across two age groups will compete for the lucrative BCSDN Cup, Shield and Plate trophies!
Each team receives 60 minutes of game time every Saturday during this 7 week programme which accumulates to 720 minutes of Gaelic football each week!
With many of our participants not back from the Christmas break, we took the opportunity to take part in some upskilling workshops ourselves!
Thanks to BAC for their overnight hospitality at Ardluin House in Newcastle on Thursday where we enjoyed valuable workshops from our good friend Davie White and financial education by Gráinne from Genistar.
Our team also completed the Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work qualification. Thanks to Matt and George from WRTUK. The day was very interactive and provided valuable training that our Facilitators can now call upon if ever needed! We look forward to working Water & Rescue Training UK in the future!
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Congratulations to the members of Maghaberry Prison and Hydebank College who achieved the OCN Level 1: Healthy Living for the Individual award for participating on the Fit Future- Health and Fitness Programmes. Also a special thank you to Davy White who was our guest speaker at the celebration events. Davy who is now an accomplished author as well as a respected sports tutor and facilitator hosted a Q & A with the inmates.
The last of our Big Lottery Funded celebrations took place in Larne High School! The young leaders of the high school hosted the primary 5 classes of Linn and St. MacNissis Primary School. The weather just about held up allowing two of the six stations to be held outside!
Coats at the ready....The young leaders applied themselves brilliantly with large numbers and a range of cricket, dodgeball and football activities going on! A great day enjoyed by all!
The Sheer SKILL class of 2018 hosted a multi-sports session split over two weeks at Loughside Recreation Centre. This year we worked with 50 young people from across all areas of Belfast.
One of our Community leaders was delighted to receive her new qualifications!
Special thanks to NI Executive: T:BUC for funding this programme and to Star of the Sea Primary School and Loughside Recreation Centre.
Students of Ballyclare High School hosted a dodgeball and Multi-sports session for the primary 3 pupils of Fairview and Ballyclare Primary Schools. This time however, our leadership programme had younger participants aged between 12-15 years old!
Credit to the thirteen boys, as they used all their training from the last eleven weeks and applied their new skill set to assist our BCSDN facilitators in leading a fun filled session for the primary school pupils!
A festive looking St. Olcan's Parish Hall was the setting for this celebration as the two Primary Schools in this small village came together for a morning of fun filled nutritional awareness games! The pupils showed great enthusiasm during the physical activity games of 'sugar ball' and 'eatwell relay' as well as remembering the nutritional information they had gained from the programme in a relaxed but competitive quiz as Big Lottery merchandise was up for grabs!
Our Sheer SKILLER's enjoyed a well earned break after their hard work over the last 11 weeks by heading to Newcastle, Co.Down for an overnight stay at Ardaluin House. They got to try their hand at new activities such as canoeing and archery and although the weather didn't play ball, spirits were kept high by a number of enthusiastic characters amongst the class of 2018.
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