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Primary Schools Tug of War

The Irish Tug of War Association and Cork Sports Partnership have teamed up to develop a Primary School Tug of War Programme. The programme will run across a limited number of Cork primary schools between Easter and the summer holidays.

The aim of the programme is to introduce 3rd & 4th class primary school children (Boys, Girls & Mixed) to the Sport of Tug of War in a supportive environment. In return for full commitment to the programme, each school will receive the following:

  • Coaching Session
  • Tug of War rope
  • Coaching Resource Pack
  • Entry to the inaugural Cork Primary Schools Tug of War event in May.
How much does the programme cost?

This programme is valued at over €300 per school and is heavily subsidised by the Irish Tug of War Association and Cork Sports Partnership. The programme will be subsidised by Cork Sports Partnership and the Irish Tug of War Association pending programme funding in 2018.   

Maximum Capacity per School:

30 per class session with a maximum of 3 class sessions (90 children) per school for this phase of the programme.

Steps involved in the Application Process 

Step 1: School registers 3rd & 4th classes to participate in the Primary Schools Tug of War Programme by completing the programme registration form.  

Step 2: Registration will be acknowledged by Cork Sports Partnership.

Step 3: Successful schools will be contacted by Cork Sports Partnership to confirm acceptance on to the programme early 2018 and invoiced to take part. Unsuccessful schools will be placed on a waiting list for future phases of the programme.

Step 4: Following receipt of payment, the Irish Tug of War Association will contact all successful schools to arrange a suitable training day in the school.

Step 5: An Irish Tug of War Association coach will deliver the training session as agreed with school.

Step 6: School Teachers will deliver weekly Tug of War lessons in the lead up to the Tug of War event which will take place in late May 2018 (2017 event took place on Tuesday 30th May) in a Cork City venue. 

Step 7: Schools will be invited to take part in the Cork Primary Schools Tug of War blitz in May. 

Schools interested in getting involved in this programme should complete the registration form below. 

Tug of War Blitz details:
  • When: TBC early 2018
  • Where: TBC early 2018
For more Information:

Contact Maurice O Sullivan in the Cork Sports Partnership by emailing mosullivan@corksports.ie or call the 021 4347096. 

Downloadable Documents for 2017:

Click here to download School Invite Letter 

Click here to download Programme Outline & Registration Form

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Primary Schools Tug of War Programme

Please fill out the form to register your interest in the programme.
  • Participant Details
  • Programme Commitment

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