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Cork Primary Schools Tug of War Programme 2017

The Irish Tug of War Association and Cork Sports Partnership have teamed up to roll out a Primary School Tug of War Programme in 2017. 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
  • FREE Entry to the inaugural Cork Primary Schools Tug of War event in May 2017.
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 cost each school €50 to take part in which will be payable upon acceptance to the programme.  

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 by Friday 7th April.  

Step 2: Registration will be acknowledged by Cork Sports Partnership following closing date on 7th April.

Step 3: Successful schools will be contacted by Cork Sports Partnership to confirm acceptance on to the programme and invoiced €50 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 on Tuesday 30th May in a Cork City venue. In the event that a large number of schools are located in the same area of Cork, an alternative venue/blitz day may be arranged to minimise travel. 

Step 7: Schools will be invited to take part in the inaugural Primary Schools Tug of War blitz for FREE in 2017.

Schools interested in getting involved in this programme should complete the registration form below by Friday 7th April

Tug of War Blitz details:
  • When: 30th May 2017
  • Where: Neptune Stadium
  • Details: Max 20 pupils per school ( 4 teams of 5)

To register your school for the Tug of War Blitz: CLICK HERE

For more Information:

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

Downloadable Documents:

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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