Join the Gael­ic4Girls tak­ing GAA by storm!

Mid Louth Independent - - NEWS -

GAEL­IC4GIRLS has hit Drogheda by storm, with 45 girls from Drogheda and the sur­round­ing ar­eas de­scend­ing onto Wolfe Tones GFC to be treated to one hour of great fun and coach­ing in Ladies Gaelic Foot­ball.

This pro­gramme con­tin­ues for an­other seven weeks ev­ery Wed­nes­day from 7pm-8pm in Wolfe Tones GFC Drogheda.

‘It is fan­tas­tic to see so many en­thu­si­as­tic girls, who have lit­tle Gaelic Foot­ball ex­pe­ri­ence en­joy­ing them­selves.,’ says Stephanie Leonard, who is co­or­di­nat­ing the pro­gramme.

‘It is open to girls aged 8-12yrs who are not part of a Ladies Gaelic Foot­ball Club and who are in­ter­ested in learn­ing the skills of the game.’

Wolfe Tones GFC is one of only two clubs in the re­gion that have been se­lected to take part in Gael­ic4girls, St Fechin’s be­ing the other.

The aim of the pro­gramme is to in­crease the num­bers of girls play­ing Ladies Gaelic foot­ball in a club, to pro­vide a fun, 12 week pro­gramme of Ladies Gaelic Foot­ball ac­tiv­i­ties to at­tract girls aged 8-12 to the club, to sup­port a club in in­creas­ing their num­ber of play­ers, and in­te­grate those new play­ers into ex­ist­ing teams, and to de­velop ath­letic and so­cial skills for girls in a safe and nur­tur­ing en­vi­ron­ment

All girls from Drogheda and the sur­round­ing ar­eas are en­cour­aged to at­tend and learn the skills of Ladies Gaelic Foot­ball from en­thu­si­as­tic coaches.

The play­ers will be taught the ba­sic skills of Gaelic foot­ball on a fun ba­sis and will get to demon­strate their new skills at a fun mini-blitz.

All girls will be pre­sented with a Gael­ic4Girls t-shirt and cer­tifi­cate. A ma­jor bonus from the pro­gramme is that all par­tic­i­pants will get the chance to par­tic­i­pate in a Mini Blitz with an­other Gael­ic4Girls site af­ter the county blitz. The cost for the en­tire pro­gramme is only €10.

Any­body who would like more de­tails on this pro­gramme is asked to con­tact Stephanie Leonard on 086 8301553

The Wolfe Tones girls

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