• The Irish Life Health Novice and Juvenile Uneven Age XC Championships 2017

  • Heffernan crowned Irish Life Health Athlete of the Year

  • Record-breaker Fionnuala leads Irish entries for Euro Cross

  • Athletics Ireland reached 60,000+ members

  • Irish Life Health National Senior & Juvenile Even Age Championships 2017


Want is Fit4Youth?

  • The Fit4Youth programme is aimed at youths aged 12-19 who would like to get fit in a fun, non-competitive environment
  • The Fit4Youth programme has been developed by former international athlete Geraldine Nolan, who launched it with great success in her local Kilkenny City Harriers club in 2013.
  • Since then it has extended on a pilot basis to a small number of clubs, with similar results.
  • The plan now is to extend the programme nationwide.

Want is the aim of the Fit4Youth Programme?

  • Instilling and helping to foster an  awareness of fitness and enjoyment of running over a set period of weeks, with the aim of  building up to 5K   in a ‘Learning to Run’ programme that is paced and carefully monitored, while increasing in incremental distances.
  • Helping to foster a positive attitude to health and fitness that will become a life skill.
  • To link up with a well-established self-development workshop to encourage confidence, motivation and positive attitude.
  • Identifying talent and encouraging participants who may naturally have developed an interest/ aptitude with a more structured approach, or a particular event that best meets their needs.

How to Start a Fit4Youth Group in your Club?

  • A  series of workshops will be held to throughout the year to outline how Athletic Clubs can start up a Fit4Youth Programme.
  • Clubs and Counties can forward an expression of interest in this new Fit4Youth initiative to:
  • Pat Ryan, Director  of Development  email: patryan@athleticsireland mobile: 087 262 1310

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