Young GAA volunteers participate in multi-sport youth forum
Twenty-four young sport volunteers came together on Saturday past for a multi-sport youth forum to discuss issues relating to young people volunteering in sport.
The initiative jointly organised by Ulster GAA, Ulster Rugby and the Irish FA was held at the Jungle in Magherafelt and included team building activities which helped breakdown barriers among the young people, representing different sports and different clubs.
Following the activities, the young people took part in a roundtable discussion which explored barriers to volunteering in sport for young people and considered what Governing bodies and sports clubs could do to overcome these barriers. The participants also developed ideas for multi-sport volunteering so that young people could get a flavour of volunteering across all three sports. This was an extremely positive and beneficial event with many of the young people now interested in further events and activities across all three sports.
This event was part of DfC programme ‘A Home for Lifelong Learning’ and was also supported by the Sir George Quigley fund.