London Youths Committee Notes11-02-2017


The next meeting London Youth Committee meeting will take place on Monday the 20th of February at 8 30pm at Irish Tv GAA Grounds, West End Road, Ruislip, HA4 6QX 

Congratulations

Congratulations to the London Football Team on a brilliant win over Carlow in Netwatch Cullen Park last Sunday with final scoreline London 2-16 to Carlow  0-16

Sympathies

London Youths Committee would like to offer sincere sympathy to the families of Eugune Denning R.I.P (Brother of Tom Denning Dulwich Harps), Pat Hession R.I.P  (Tadhg Slattery St Kiernans/Parnells/Robert Emmetts), Joseph Moloney R.I.P (Sharon Horohoe Parnells). May their gentle souls Rest In Peace

Child Protection/Safeguarding Officer

Can we ask all clubs to consider if they have any candidate suitable for a Child Protection/Safeguarding Officer for London Youths please contact Chairman Tony Griffin on 07966160999. It is vital that we fill this position ASAP. A big thanks to Sinead Griffin who previously filled this position for 2016

Affiliation Fees

Can all clubs please ensure that affiliation fees are paid before the next meeting on 20th of February. £20 per club and £10 per team Pay it directly to London Senior Secretary mark.gottsche.gm.london@gaa.ie and please send copy ofreceipt to Finance Officer Conor McGreevy conormcgreevy2004@hotmail.com

Hurling Super Games Centre

London GAA will be re-launching the Hurling Super Games Centre at Tir Chonaill Gaels Grounds in Greenford on Saturday, February 25th at 1pm. The Super Games Centre will continue every week at the same time for 5 weeks and provide every child in London and beyond, regardless of whether they are club affiliated or not, the opportunity to take up hurling and play it an enjoyable and safe environment. All boys and girls from 6 - 18 years old can participate with equipment provided. There will be NO CHARGE to participants, so all the children have to do is show up and play the game. All are welcome and we intend to advertise this within the clubs and schools and also to promote it through the various social media outlets but please pass on the information to anyone that you think may be interested. Our intention is for the Super Games Centre to drum up interest in the game and encourage a whole new generation to enjoy our native sport! Any further information please contact:Lloyd Colfer (cda.london@gaa.ie) 078 72600073.

Gaelic Football Coaching Course

London GAA are running a Level One Gaelic Football Coaching Course over 4 Saturdays: February 18th, March 11th, April 8th and 22nd - all of which will be in the Tir Chonaill Gaels Grounds, Greenford. The Courses are limited to 25 people and in the interest of fairness, we will only accept 5 nominations from each Club. Course will run from 9am to 5pm with a half an hour Lunch Break at 1pm - lunch is provided.

There will theory based work and practical work involved on the Course so coaches should bring appropriate training gear/footwear. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis so please contact Lloyd Colfer CDA on 078 72600073 ASAP if you are interested in attending. We would urge as many of you as possible to please take up this opportunity to further your coaching education which can only benefit your Club and London GAA. 

Safeguarding Courses

London GAA are organising another two Safeguarding Courses for all of our youth coaches/mentors/administrators involved with London GAA. First course is on Saturday, February 11th running from 9.30am. - 12.30pm. in Tottenhall Sports Ground (N13). Second course is on Wednesday, February 22nd running from 7pm. - 10pm. in Mill Hill Rugby Club (NW7 2EQ). The courses are limited to 20 people and in the interest of fairness, we will only accept 5 nominations from each Club. Please contact Lloyd Colfer CDA on 078 72600073 ASAP if you are interested in attending. 

Under the new guidelines from the Provincial Council of Britain GAA, anyone involved with teams that have players under the age of 18 must be DBS certified, complete a Coaching Course and also, a Safeguarding Course so it is imperative that we get as many people as possible to attend these Courses over the coming weeks and months before the season starts as there will be a zero tolerance policy on this from the London County Board and the Provincial Council going forward.

Seat Plaque in Ruislip 

All clubs are encouraged to take the insensitive to purchase a seat plaque (costing £125 with 30 characters) in Ruislip new grounds with funds going towards the development. 

Please contact London Secretary mark.gottsche.gm.london@gaa.ie

Dates for Your DiaryYear 5 School Blitz in Greenford on Thursday the 30th of MarchYear 6 School Blitz in Greenford on Thursday the 31st of MarchBerkeley Homes Football Tournament in Greenford on Saturday the 6th of MayAll-Britain Competition July 6th - 9th July 2017

If you require any further information please contact the London Youth's Secretary Joel McInern on 07956103723