Donegal Sportshall Athletics Primary School Programme 2017/18
Dear Principal / Sports Coordinator
Find attached for your information and attention and that of your staff the Expression of Interest (EOI) form for the Go for Sports Donegal Sportshall Athletics Programme 2017/18 Donegal Sports Partnership delivers this programme in partnership with the Donegal Athletics County Board, Athletics Ireland and local clubs. The programme has been an exciting addition to sport in primary schools in Donegal and has ensured that children have an opportunity to learn new PE skills in agility, balance and coordination as well as an opportunity to participate in high energy fun events. Schools can enter either the Small Schools (<100 pupils) or the Medium to Large Schools (>100 pupils). This year it is hoped to deliver regional small school events (subject to numbers) in parallel with the medium to large schools format as well as the normal county finals, schools under 100 pupils will have the option to participate in either programme if they can satisfy the entry format below. The Go for Sports Donegal Sportshall Athletics Programmes are available as follows:
ALL TEAMS ARE MIXED
1) Maximum numbers of 18 pupils per school and
2) 1 boy/girl on each team minimum
3) Regional events and County Finals
Medium to Large Schools (100+ pupils)
1) 4 Teams per school (3rd & 4th Boys, 3rd & 4th Girls, 5th &6th Boys and 5th & 6th Girls)
– Maximum of 12 and a minimum of 9 children per team.
– One team in each of the four sections.
– Regional events (Nov/Dec 2017) and
– County finals in Aura Letterkenny (Jan/Feb 2018) and All Ireland finals March 2018.
We are now seeking Expressions of Interests from primary schools for the 2017/18 season including a booking fee of €20 per school. This fee will cover the teacher’s workshop and entry to regional events, there will be no further costs if your schools progresses to county final.
CLOSING DATE: for receipt of Expression of Interest Forms is Monday 16th October 2017
Regional events will take place between 14th November and 9th December dates and locations confirmed shortly.
FREE TEACHERS WORKSHOP – Wednesday 18th October, Aura Leisure Centre, Letterkenny(4-6pm) (cost subsidised by Donegal Sports Partnership) is available to support the delivery of this programme in your school.