Athletics Ireland today launched the ‘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, along with lots of fun games which 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, Athletics Ireland’s Participation Manager, Aileen Byrne, said: “Our camps offer the perfect setting for children to take part and try all the athletic disciplines in a safe, fun, pressure-free environment They provide children with a chance to develop many aspects of their physical abilities, such as speed, agility, and balance. As well as learning new skills and making new friends, each child will also go home with a custom designed  ‘Ready Steady Go’ Technical T-shirt, Water Bottle, and Medal, so make sure you register your child early to avoid disappointment”.

Elaine Robinson, Managing Director of 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 Athletics Summer Camps this summer.”

Over 20 ‘Ready, Steady, Go!’ Summer Camps have already been confirmed for 2024, with more to be announced over the coming weeks.

Whether you're dreaming of Olympic glory or simply seeking to have fun and stay active, our Athletics Summer Camps has something for everyone.

To book a place for your child go to registration at

Early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.

Camps are open to children aged 6 - 12 and are priced at €75 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

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