See below dates & locations for WEGO events for the coming Autumn 2022 and Spring 2023 subject to access permission. Entries will be online at https://orienteering.ie/fixtures and there will be no entry on the day. Frank Ryan Secretary WEGO 087 6745595.
Dates: Autumn 2022:- Sunday 16th October Coole Park, Gort ; Sunday 6th November Ballyloughane, Galway City; Sunday 27th November Woodlawn, Co. Galway.
Dates: Spring 2023:- Sunday 55h February Cappagh Park/Barna Wood; Sunday 26th February Portumna Forest Park; Sunday 19th March Kilcornan; Sunday 23rd April Toberroe
Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon 28th 29th 30th April 1st May Irish Orienteering Championships 2023 Leinster venue. Start Times: 11.00am to 12noon. Fees:- Adult €8, Child €5, Family Max €20, Student €5, Unwaged €5 Groups of 10 or more €4 per person, Leaders Free.
Galway Orienteers “The Western Eagles” Child Safeguarding Statement 1– Galway Orienteers “The Western Eagles” provides orienteering activities for young people through participation in club orienteering eventsSport: Orienteering; Location: Galway City & County 2 – Principles to safeguard children from harm Galway Orienteers is committed to safeguarding children and by working under the guidance of our NGB Safeguarding Policies our members, working with our young people, throughout the organisation, seek to create a safe environment for young people to grow and develop within sport. The following set of principles should be adhered to: Importance of childhood – The importance of childhood should be understood and valued by everyone involved in sport. Needs of the child – All children’s sport experiences should be guided by what is best for children. This means that adults should have a basic understanding of the emotional, physical and personal needs of young people. Integrity in relationships – Adults interacting with children in sport are in a position of trust and influence. They should always ensure that children are treated with integrity and respect, and the self-esteem of young people is enhanced. Fair Play – All children’s sport should be conducted in an atmosphere of fair play. The principles of fair play should always be emphasised, and organisers should give clear guidelines regarding acceptable standards of behaviour. Quality atmosphere & ethos – Children’s sport should be conducted in a safe, positive and encouraging atmosphere. Competition – Competition is an essential element of sport and should be encouraged in an age appropriate manner. A child centred ethos will help to ensure that competition and specialisation are kept in their appropriate place. Equality – All children should be valued and treated in an equitable and fair manner regardless of ability, age, gender, religion, social and ethnic background or political persuasion.
Derek Conerney Secretary; Frank Ryan Chairperson; Galway Orienteers Child Safety Statement