Orienteering event notices
Autumn 2021 Sunday 24th October Woodlawn, Co. Galway – Connacht Championships; Sunday 14th November Ballyloughnane, Galway: Sunday 28th November Esker, Athenry; Sunday 5th December Tuam Town Park:
Dates: Spring 2022 Sunday 6th February Cregg Castle, Corandulla: Sunday 20th February Portumna, Co. Galway: Sunday 6th March Rosscahill, Co. Galway: Sunday 20th March Monivea, Athenry: Sunday 10th April Kilcornan Wood, Clarenbridge: Sunday 24th April Kylebrack, Loughrea Start Times 11.00am to 12noon or later
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