Launch of Munster Club Nursery Programme

The Launch of the Munster Club Nursery Programme took place in the Mallow GAA Complex on Tuesday November 23rd.

The idea for the Munster Club Nursery came about by the phenomenal growth of the club nursery system (6 to 10 year olds) over the last number of years in the province. With the surge of new nurseries there has been an increasing demand for guidelines and advice on how to set up, promote and operate club nurseries. This Programme is a direct response to that.

Developing a strong club nursery is an important component of the overall juvenile structure and it is essential that appropriate resources and training procedures are developed to support the best possible nursery programme in club.

The Munster Nursery Programme compliments the ‘’Fun Do’’ resource which was launched a number of years ago and this training and development programme will be an essential tool in supporting our volunteers in the field.

The Munster Club Nursery Programme will be delivered the Games Development Administrators (GDA’s) in the Province and will be delivered on a Divisional basis with two clubs from each of the Divisions initially. It is hoped to have visited and completed the programme in all clubs in the province within four years.

Munster GAA spent €3,000,000 on Coaching and Games development across the Province in 2008 and 2009.

Pictured at the launch of the "Club Child Development Programme "at Mallow GAA Complex are L-R Robert Frost Vice Chairman Munster Council ,Joey Carton Provincial Coaching Manager, Liam O Neill National Chairman of Coaching and Games ,Sean Walsh Chairman Munster Council and Pat O Shea Provincial Coaching Manager pic George Hatchell

Pictured at the launch of the "Club Child Development Programme" at Mallow GAA Complex back row l-rJim Forbes PRO Munster Council Oliver Mann Limerick Delegate to Munster Council, Joey Carton and Pat O Shea Provincial Coaching Managers Front Row Robert Frost Vice Chairman Munster Sean Walsh Chairman Munster Council, Liam O Neill National Chairman Coaching and Games ,John Landers Chairman of the programmes organising Committee pic George Hatchell

Pictured at the launch of the Child ClubDevelopment Programme l-r John o Sullivan Cllare, Michael Power Munster Council Treasurer, John Landers Chairman Organising Committe, and Oliver Mann limerick Delegate Munster Council

Sean Chaplin, Billy Archibald, Eamonn Fennessy, Tom Dwnes Michael O Neill and Pat Fitzgerald attended the launch of the Child Club Development Programme at Mallow GAA Complex