123.ie Summer Camps Officially Launched



Multi-event stars Lara O’Byrne and Alex Ademola today launched the 123.ie ‘Ready-Steady-Go’ Athletics Summer Camps which will take place in counties across Ireland this summer. Registration is now open for the camps which provide boys and girls aged 6-12 with the chance to be active and have fun while trying out the three main athletics disciplines of running, jumping, and throwing!

Children will get the opportunity to try activities including sprinting, javelin throwing, hurdles, shot putt, long jump, and relays. This range of activities helps children to develop the fundamental movement skills of agility, balance, and co-ordination. There is the added benefit that these skills also form an ideal base for all other sporting activity.

Speaking at the announcement, Lara O’Byrne, who is looking forward to a big outdoor season in the Heptathlon said: “The athletics camps will provide children with a chance to develop many aspects of their physical abilities, such as speed, agility, and balance. They’ll also enjoy the fun and excitement in being part of a team for relay games and challenges.”

Rising multi-event star Alex Ademola said: “The ‘Ready Steady Go’ summer camps are a great opportunity for children to try the different athletics disciplines in a fun and supportive environment, so I encourage anyone interested to get signed up with their local camp today!’

Elaine Robinson, Managing Director of 123.ie said: “When we started our sponsorship journey with Athletics Ireland, one of our core aims was not just to support our talented athletes but also to support people of every age in every community to get involved in Ireland’s most inclusive sport. This is central to our purpose of helping communities to be more resilient and links to our values of respect, excellence, and generosity. As official partner to Athletics Ireland we are proud to be providing children with the opportunity to have fun, be active, and try out different types of athletics during the school holidays - to keep fit and healthy, while also improving their movement skills.”

“We’ve made a commitment to supporting the athletics community from grassroots right up to our international stars, and who knows – the next Ciara Mageean or Israel Olatunde might start their journey at the 123.ie Athletics Summer Camps this summer.”

Over 20 ‘Ready Set Go’ Summer Camps will take place in 13 counties across the country. To book a place for your child go to registration at athleticsireland.ie/clubs/summercamps.

Early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.

Camps are open to children aged 6 - 12 and are priced at €65 for one week with a €10 discount for each additional family member, the camp begins on a Monday and runs right through to Friday with it starting at 10am and finishing at 2pm daily. On the final day of each camp, every child will be presented with a medal in recognition of their efforts. Each child will go home with a T-Shirt, backpack, and more.


If you require more information or would like to register your club as a host, please contact Athletics Ireland at summercamps@athleticsireland.ie



About 123.ie

123.ie is a leading Irish insurance company offering Car, Home, Travel, Health Insurance.

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123.ie is part of a global insurance family through our parent companies – RSA Insurance Ireland and Intact Financial Corporation.  Through living our values of Integrity, Respect, Customer-driven, Excellence and Generosity, we aim to achieve our purpose of helping people, businesses, and society prosper in good times and be resilient in bad times. 

Central to our purpose is giving back to the communities in which we operate – we are passionate about it.  Whether it is our work with charities and our volunteering efforts, helping to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion or protecting the environment – we are trying for better every day.

We are proud to sponsor Athletics Ireland – an organisation that supports communities in every corner of Ireland, and we hope that our support will make the difference for our incredible athletes of all ages.

Insurance is not about things, it’s about people and we are trying for better every day – for our colleagues, our customers, and our communities.

So, our tagline 'Give better a try', is as much for you to check us out, as it is for us to challenge ourselves every day to find new and better ways to make insurance better.


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