The first round of evaluations for the Steps to Health were completed in October. Congratulations to all the Areas who made submissions, especially to those who achieved one of the quality standards. The following Areas have been awarded a ‘Steps to Health’ quality standard:
If your Area wants to get involved please click on Steps to Health or email Caitríona at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 086 7953564.
The Regional Development Officer (RDO) will be based initially in Dublin with responsibility for Counties Dublin, Louth and Wicklow.
The RDO’s role is to increase participation numbers of young people to experience a wide range of sporting and cultural activities. Through recruiting, training, supporting and encouraging volunteers the RDO will increase the number of participants and of local volunteers. The RDO will support and strengthen committee structures in Areas and Counties.
We are looking for a committed enthusiastic individual with the capacity to work with, influence and motivate a range of volunteers, partners and agencies.
The RDO will have excellent communication, organization, presentation and negotiation skills. In addition the RDO will have a good overall education, relevant experience and a good understanding of sporting and cultural activities. The ability to work on one’s own initiative as well as within a team is also a key requirement.
Support local Area and County committees with strengthening operational structures, implementing funding programmes, recruiting and training of current and new volunteers and ensuring each Area and County is a viable and sustainable entity.
· A third Level Qualification is desirable but not essential
Applications addressed to John Byrne, Chief Executive Officer, 20 Inish Carraig House, Golden Island, Athlone, Co. Westmeath or email@example.com must be received by Friday, January 15th 2016.
Community Games revealed its new logo on 28th November 2015 at the National Area, Volunteer and Media Awards in Mullingar Park Hotel. To find out more and to download the logo in high quality, please click here.
Community Games unveils new logo at their Annual Area, Volunteer and Media Awards in Mullingar
On Saturday 28th November, over 300 Community Games volunteers from all over Ireland attended the National Area, Volunteer and Media Awards in the Park Hotel, Mullingar.
The Awards Ceremony now in its 23rd year is one of Community Games’ most celebrated and prestigious events. Speaking at the event, Gerard Davenport (President) said:
“Volunteers at Area level are the cornerstone on which our organisation is built on and these Awards were established to reward and acknowledge the tremendous work of all our volunteers at grassroots level across the four Provinces. Tonight we welcome 26 Adult and 24 Youth Volunteers, 27 Areas and 17 Small Areas, all here to accept our expression of thanks and gratitude for their hard work, dedication and commitment to supporting Community Games in their local communities throughout the island of Ireland.”
The night also marked a very special occasion for Community Games with the unveiling of the new corporate logo. Community Games in association with the HSE delivers “Endless Possibilities” for both participants, communities and volunteers and this message is now reflected in its corporate identity.
For the first time, the Media Awards were held in conjunction with the Area and Volunteer Awards. The emphasis on the 2015 Media Awards was for PROs to be recognised for promoting Community Games both online and offline. Bernie Brennan, PR and Marketing Director said:
“The times are a-changing and Community Games has always moved with the times. There is a tremendous amount of exceptional work being done at a local level, especially in terms of Social Media engagement and that is why this year we have decided to have an inaugural Area Social Media Award.”
Overall Area Winners on the night were Ballymahon Forgney, from Longford – A first for this very active community. Ballymahon Forgney also received the Gold Quality Standard in the Steps to Health Awards.
Athenry Community Games, Clare FM, Indedpedent.ie, Carlow Nationalist, Mayo News, Roscommon Herald and Donegal Democrat all won Media Awards on the night. Michael Crossan of Donegal won the overall PRO Award.
As testament to Community Games’ commitment to move with the times and to be more environmentally aware, 2015 also marked the transition to an Online Registration System for all participants and volunteers.
As Community Games gears up for its 2017 Jubilee celebrations one thing is sure – the possibilities are endless.
MEDIA WINNERS 2015
unner ups PROS
Michael Brophy - Mayo
Noreen Hynes - Carlow
Bernie Ryan - Roscommon
Runner-up Regional Paper
Social Media Winner
Peter Lyons of Athenry Community Games
Kevin Doyle of Independent.ie
Una Murray from Monaghan
Overall Regional Paper Winner
Overall PRO Winner
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