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.
#SheerSKILL #WorkHard #PlayHard
Congratulations to Gary, Ryan and Johnny McClurg from our team who recently passed their caving level one instructors course. This will add a further option to the abundance of activities we can deliver with our groups!
Thanks to our partnership with the Belfast Activity Centre who provided the training and facilities to make this possible!
"I'm very happy to have gained the caving level 1 instructors award. Another string to the bow for taking groups on sessions!"
St. Patrick's Glen, St.Mary's and Maghera Primary Schools were treated to a sugar awareness and dodgeball session at Meadowbank Sports Arena by our young leaders from Magherafelt High School and St Patrick's College! The afternoon was a great way for them to put their new skill set into practice and was followed by a short presentation where they all received their awards!
Well done to our young leaders! #BigLotteryFundNI #Maghera
Congratulations to our Club Sheer SKILLER's & Winter League Young Whistler's who were selected for the Ulster College's GAA All-Star team!
These girls have shown huge commitment & enthusiasm in their sports & voluntary endeavours!
Any girls looking to take part on future BCSDN leadership courses or referee at this years Winter League, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
#SuccessStories #YoungLeaders #YoungWhistlers
We are delighted to announce Danny Magill as our new Marketing and PR Officer. Danny has recently returned home from Leeds, where he spent 3 years studying a Sport Business Management degree at university. He is another keen sportsperson to join our team, playing for Carrick Rangers FC.
As well as heading our marketing campaigns and social media platforms, he will assist our S4D facilitators in delivering many of our programmes!
To get in touch with Danny, email email@example.com
Welcome to the team Danny!
We held a danderball tournament at the Shankill Leisure Centre in memory ofour former colleague Colin Smyth (Smickers) who passed away 10 year ago. It was a great turnout as 8 teams competed in an action packed morning of walking football. Well done to Stephen Smyth's team who won a hard fought final on penalties against an impressive Ards side!
Thanks to everyone who attended. You helped raise over £350 for MacMillan Cancer Support!
#Danderball #MacMillanCancerSupport #Smickers