Club Youth Awards

Athletics Ireland proudly presents …CLUB YOUTH AWARDS

What are the Athletics Ireland Club Youth Awards?
The Club Youth Awards (CYA) recognise Young People’s achievements outside of their athletic involvement, encouraging our youths to be more than these athletic pursuits. The awards are not designed to be linked to PB’s, race-times, competition success or medals won, but to celebrate Young People’s involvement in their club and community.

The Athletics Ireland Club Youth Awards encourage Young People to participate, make friends, gain life skills, find their voice and make meaningful contributions to their clubs and communities. The awards are aimed at recognising and rewarding the effort and commitment of our young people and they can be awarded for any club activity. You as a club can decide what aspect of involvement you want to celebrate with an Athletics Ireland Club Youth Award certificate. It could be fundraising, volunteering, supporting athletes or overall contribution to the management of your club. 

Who proposes these awards?
You propose the award on behalf of your club to the recipient. The awards can be distributed to the youth group across a broad spectrum of merit e.g. most sessions attended, most improved athlete, most supportive. This could be a great way to enhance, strengthen and promote that inclusive club feeling amongst Young People.
Athletics Ireland have designed a Club Youth Award Certificate that can be presented to Young People in your club in recognition of their achievements. This certificate can be awarded to those juveniles chosen for special acknowledgement and recognition by the club. We offer your club and your Club Children's Officer our assistance where required in getting this initiative off the ground.
My club is interested – what's next? 
To get your batch of Club Youth Awards simply register by completing the form linked here. We are ready to help you kick start your clubs new and exciting journey. We provide the certificates and all we ask in return is that you take lots of photo’s and send us a review of your Club Youth Awards event. We look forward to hearing your stories about your award-winning Young People and we will publish selections on the Athletics Ireland website and social media. 

Click here to register your club for the Athletics Ireland Club Youth Awards

Alternatively contact the Athletics Ireland Child Safeguarding team with any questions or queries:

Kieron Stout, National Children’s Officer & Mandated Person,  Telephone: 086 2450134 / 01 886 9932

Olivia O’Rourke, Garda Vetting & Child Safeguarding,  Telephone: 01 886 9933

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