Foróige are delighted to offer exciting new National Leader Training at the dates and venues below. Booking form below.
This new course enables leaders to support young people to participate well in the club, including in meetings, activities and projects. Group dynamics including the stages of group formation, the roles people play in groups and responding to challenging behaviour are all covered. Leaders will get to apply their learning to their own club, share experiences and learn from each other. The course is based on the needs leaders identified.
Who can apply?
Leaders with at least one year experience in a club. At least two leaders per club should attend. You may wish to ask the club or District Council / project for part payment of the booking fees. You must be available for both days of the course. Saturday training times are 10.30am to 6pm and on Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm. Places limited.
Locations and dates
Fees (heavily subsidised by Foróige)
Here is the booking and payment form BOOKING FORM
These should be great courses with lots to learn and many leaders to share experiences with. We do hope you will apply.
The next Member to Leader session will take place in the Celtic Ross, Rosscarbery on Thursday 6th February from 7.30 pm to 9pm.
This session will involve a training on public speaking and will be facilitated by West Cork Toastmasters Alun Rees.
Caoimhe Hurley from Castleack Foroige club, has won the National Junior Baker competition in partnership with Aldi_Ireland at #Ploughing19. Massive congratulations from all in West Cork Foróige. What a huge achievement
Newcestown Foróige Club took part in a citizenship project where the club decided to look at ways to give back to the community. The club decided to hold a Big Breakfast morning at Newcestown community hall in aid of two very worthy causes; the Bandon Community Hospital, which is currently funding an extension and the Aoibheanns' Pink Tie charity, which offers financial and emotional support for children and their families suffering from childhood cancers. A lot of organisation went into the day and we are very grateful for our great sponsors who donated food items for the breakfast. The day was a great success with over 250 members of the community attending and over €2,800 raised for our chosen causes. Feedback from the community was all very positive, with the people saying they enjoyed the event immensely both on a social level and also in seeing the young people being so productive and making a difference on a local platform. "A very impressive display of what the youth can do when they work together" one lady commented. It was a very positive experience for all and as a club, we are delighted it ran so successfully. Many thanks to our great adult leaders along with all those who supported us with donations, contributions and advice on and prior to the event. Finally many thanks to all those who gave so generously to these two worthy causes. From our club Chairperson, David Giles and PRO's Aoife and Gerard.
The Basketball Blitz was held in the school complex, Rosscarbery, on Saturday 25th March with over 80 members from 9 clubs taking part. Well done to all who attended and participated on the day, playing the game with great spirit and showing fantastic sportsmanship towards their rivals. Congratulations to both Leap and Riverstick who reached the final, a great game which Leap eventually prevailed in. A huge thank you goes out, as ever to Mary O'Mahony for her sterling efforts in organising the day, and Annette and Mark for helping out as referees. (Report by John O'Donovan).
Check out some of the photos from Coachford Foróige Clubs 'Sleep Out' fundriser in aid of the Cork Simon Community, as well as some from the morning after!!! Also included is the presentation of a cheque for €3,055 euro to Cork Simon!!!!
Well done to all in Ballinadee/Ballinspittle Foróige who raised an incredible €2,000 for Faith Browne through their 'Cyclothon for Faith' fundraiser. A massive thank you goes out to members of the local community who kindy donated to this fund. As part of the fundraiser members had to keep exercise bikes going for 12 hours, from 6am to 6pm. To cap off the day Faith and her family came out to support those completing the fundraiser.
Don't forget that March's West Cork Foróige District Council meeting takes place in Clonakilty Parish Centre, tomorrow, Tuesday 14th from 8pm. Well done to David Giles, Dylan Collins and Olivia Shorthall who represented clubs from West Cork this past weekend on Foróige's Reference Panel. Congratulations to Dylan who was elected by his peers to represent them on Foróige's National Council, a massive achievement! Check out the minutes from last month's DC meeting below.
As the West Cork Foróige Leadership Programme comes to an end for another year it is important to reflect on another hugely successful West Cork Foróige initiative. The programme continues to go from strength to strength and the incredible ideas and leadership qualities shown by the members throughout the programme are truly astounding. A massive thank you goes out to Foróige staff, voluntary leaders and members, as well as Dunmanway Foróige Club, without whom this event would not have been possible. The event was capped off with a trip to the West Cork Secret in Kilbrittain and a thank you goes out to Finbarr and staff for giving us a very enjoyable and memorable evening. Finally, congratulations to all the members who completed modules 1 and 2 over the course of the three days. The future of Foróige is bright in West Cork.