The role played by clubs in supporting the health and wellbeing of communities across Ireland will be explored at the 2022 National Irish Life GAA Healthy Club Conference in Croke Park on Saturday, November 12th. This year’s conference will focus on the theme of ‘Living our Values’ and is free to attend.
Oisin McConville’s keynote address promises to be a highlight as he draws from his wealth of experience as a club and county All Ireland winner with Crossmaglen Rangers and Armagh, his management experience across club, college, and now entering the inter-county stage as he takes up the Wicklow senior football manager role, and of course his honest punditry and advocacy work for which he has become renowned. To cap his CV, Oisin has also been a member of Crossmaglen Rangers’ Healthy Club project team!
A number of other well-known GAA players and figures will contribute to a panel discussion exploring the theme. Workshops exploring how we can bring to life the values that are common across the GAA, LGFA, and Camogie associations, including: Community Identity & Pride, Teamwork and Volunteerism, Inclusiveness, and Player Welfare & Respect. Workshops will include practical examples from Healthy Clubs covering these themes.
The free conference, which draws 400 delegates annually, is a highlight in the Gaelic Games events calendar and will once again shine a light on the vibrant work undertaken by Healthy Clubs in supporting the health and wellbeing of the communities they serve. Since 2013, almost 450 clubs have been engaged in the Irish Life GAA Healthy Clubs programme, which is also proudly supported by Healthy Ireland, the HSE, National Office for Suicide Prevention, and the Tomar Trust.
Registration for the Irish Life GAA Healthy Club Conference on Saturday November 12th is now open to all GAA clubs through the following link: https://forms.office.com/r/ySFvne9Qda
The conference is free to attend, with lunch provided on the day. More information on the conference is available here: https://www.gaa.ie/news/irish-life-gaa-healthy-clubs-conference-aims-to-bring-the-values-of-gaelic-games/