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Kilfinane Youth Club Continues to Grow

Kilfinane Youth ClubThe newest addition to Limerick Youth Service, Kilfinane Youth Club, continues to grow in popularity as witnessed by a recent Interclub trip and Junior Leadership programme.

Located at Scoil Pól, Kilfinane Youth Club has become a home from home for a growing number of young people who make the Friday night journey to the local club.

However, as evident below Kilfinane Youth Club is not just about Friday night’s at Scoil Pól, it is a gateway to a whole lot more!

Firstly, 16 young people from Kilfinane Youth Club joined their peers from Askeaton as they participated in IT Leadership Training session at the Burren Activity Centre, Co. Clare recently.

The young people (15-17yrs), who are Junior Leaders at their respective youth clubs, participated in an Involvement Training programmes that focused on empowerment and leadership.

Next up for the Junior Leaders is Committee Skills training and a celebration evening where the Junior Leaders will have their success formally recognised.

The Involvement Training programme was facilitated by Eithne Stembridge and Joe Walsh, Limerick Youth Service, who congratulated the young people on their success.

The Junior Leaders were not the only ones enjoying themselves as almost 40 young people were guests of Clonlara Youth Club at a recent inter-club event held at the Banner club’s Community Hall.

The gathering saw young people participate in a pool tournament, shoot some basketball hoops, hit the badminton shuttlecock and cook pancakes!

Interclub evenings are a great opportunity for young people and volunteers to get to know each other and pick up tips vis-à-vis running programmes and events.

‘Friday night was a great success and we are looking forward to our return visit to Kilfinane,’ said Declan Reale, Clonlara Youth Club.

All in attendance had a great time and certainly enjoyed the pancakes,’ added Mr. Reale although he would not be drawn on reports that the county Limerick club swept the boards at the sporting events-the start of many Limerick sporting victories over the Banner this year!

Limerick Youth Service would like to thank Clonlara Youth Club for hosting the evening and Kilfinane Youth Club for making the journey.

If you would like to know more about Kilfinane Youth Club please contact Eithne Stembridge, Limerick Youth Service at eithnes@limerickyouthservice.com or 087-0549343.

Kilfinane Youth Club is one of 25 such clubs supported by Limerick Youth Service that provide a diverse range of youth led programmes that support young people in becoming active participants in shaping their futures.

ENDS####

Note to Editor IT-Involvement Training is designed by Youth Scotland.

Contact Information

Eithne Stembridge, Club Support Worker, East & South Limerick, Limerick Youth Service.

eithnes@limerickyouthservice.com Tel: 061-412444/087-0549343.

Dermot Troy, Communications & Youth Information Officer, Limerick Youth Service.

dermott@limerickyouthservice.com Tel: 061-412444/083-1726898.

 

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