GAA Youth Forum – Saturday 24th October 2015 ‘Your Voice, Your Lifestyle, Your GAA’. 

The National Youth Committee has announced that the #GAAyouth Forum will be held on Saturday 24th October in Croke Park (10.30 – 16.30). The Forum is open to male and female club players in two age groups: 12 – 16 and 17 – 21.

The theme for the 2015 #GAAyouth Forum is ‘Your Voice, Your Lifestyle, Your GAA’ and the focus of the day will be on:

 Healthy Lifestyle – the do’s and don’ts

 Practical tips to improve your Game – debunking the myths

Delegates attending the Forum will be provided with an opportunity to:

 Keep a ‘Lifestyle Diary’

 Learn how to improve their lifestyle through proper Diet & Nutrition

 Practical tips to improve their game in the Croke Park Warm-Up Rooms

 Discuss how young people can influence changes in relation to Player Welfare in the GAA

Workshops on the day are being developed by experts in the field including Brendan Egan (Sport Scientist/Sligo Footballer), Cathal Cregg (Connacht GAA S&C Advisor/Roscommon Footballer) and Michael Fennelly (S&C Lecturer/Kilkenny Hurler).

The Forum is being run in conjunction with the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) with the support of the Ladies Gaelic Football Association (LGFA) and An Cumann Camógaíochta.

Two hundred delegate places are up for grabs for male and female players in two age groups: 12 – 16 and 17 – 21. 

The online application forms will be available on www.gaa.ie/youth-zone

There are two ways to apply:

• Online Application by an Individual: A young player can complete an individual application form online and identify an adult in their Club who endorses their application.

• Online Application by a Club: A Club can complete an application form to nominate a young player/s from the Club to attend the Forum (max. 2 players, ages 12 - 21).

The Application Process will open on Friday 7th August and will close on Friday 2nd October and successful applicants will be informed by Friday 9th October.

We are asking you to circulate this information to clubs, contacts and young players in your County and to advise them of this exciting opportunity to travel to Croke Park and participate in the #GAAyouth Forum 2015.

For further information please see www.gaa.ie/youth-zone or contact Caoimhe Ní Néill (caoimhe.nineill@gaa.ie; 01 865 8622).

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