Clubs are invited to submit expressions of interest to join the Irish Life GAA Healthy Club programme. The next phase of the programme will see new clubs commence their journey in March 2024.
The Irish Life GAA Healthy Club programme proudly supported by Irish Life and Healthy Ireland, has grown from a small pilot in 2013 involving just 16 clubs to engaging 450 clubs in 2023. The Healthy Club journey takes 18 months to complete and requires clubs to appoint a Healthy Club officer and project team. Clubs follow a seven-step process to become a healthy club. Clubs must document their progress on an online Healthy Clubs Portal and when verified, they will gain recognition as a Foundation Level Healthy Club. Clubs have the option to maintain Foundation level healthy status or proceed to Silver and/or Gold based on their club capacity and willingness. Clubs are required to submit reports every 18 months- 2 years to maintain their status.
To apply to join the Irish Life GAA Healthy clubs programme, clubs must fill out an expression of interest form at https://healthyclubs.gaa.ie/. Clubs will be then required to complete the subsequent application form, which requires club secretary sign off. Applications will close on January 5th; therefore, all applications must be complete and submitted by this date.
The Healthy Clubs Application Timeline is as follows.
· Application Phase: 18th November 2023- 5th January 2024
· Club Notification: Week Commencing 15th January 2024
· Healthy Club Officer Training (online): 21st February 2024
· Orientation Day for New Clubs: Sat March 9th in Croke Park at 10am – 2.30pm
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