Athletics Ireland and Cork Sports Partnership have teamed up to roll out the successful Primary School Athletics Programme in 2022 through Healthy Ireland, Cork City Council and Cork County Council.
The aim of the programme is to introduce 3rd class primary school children (Boys, Girls & Mixed) to the Sport of Athletics in a supportive environment. In return for full commitment to the programme, each school will receive a 4 week Coaching Session, Athletics Resource Pack and FREE Entry to the Cork Primary Schools Athletics event.
For 2022 the Primary Schools Athletics Events will be split into regions (ie West Cork, East Cork, North Cork & City). These events will only take place depending on Covid-19 restrictions at the time.
This programme is valued at over €400 per school and is heavily subsidised by Cork Sports Partnership. The programme will cost each school €100 per class group of 30 to take part in which will be payable upon acceptance to the programme.
Step 1: School registers its 3rd class to participate in the Primary Schools Athletics 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 and invoiced €100 per school group (max 30) 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 Athletics coach will contact all successful schools to arrange a suitable training day in the school.
Step 5: The Athletics coach will deliver the 4 training sessions as agreed with school starting in early March.
Step 6: School Teachers will deliver weekly Athletics lessons in the lead up to the Athletics event in a Cork 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 Primary Schools Athletics blitz.