Safeguarding 2 Course
To assist our clubs in meeting the requirements for Children's First Act 2015,the following Safeguarding 2 course have been arranged in Connaught
When: 29th September
Where: Creggan Court Hotel, Athlone
Those attending this training need to have completed Safeguarding 1. It is essential that the Club Safeguarding Officer for each club attend, but all other volunteers are welcome to attend.
Spaces are limited so please contact the Connacht office to reserve your place.
Price for the day, including a light lunch is €10
Connaught Regional Athlete Forum
Athlete Leadership encourages athletes to develop skills which will empower them to be advocates for all athletes and act as a Leader for Special Olympics. Becoming involved in Athlete Leadership provides athletes with many new and different opportunities in areas of public speaking, volunteering and governance. Athletes over the age of 16 years, working with a mentor are welcome to attend the upcoming Athlete Forum.
The Athlete Forum will be held on Saturday 22nd September at the Connacht Hotel, Renmore, Galway.
Registration commences at 9:30, with a start time of 10am, finishing no later than 4pm.
Cost for the day is €5, including lunch. Spaces are limited for this day, so please contact the Connaught office on 071-9118320 to reserve a place.
Galway West Special Olympics Club
Galway West Special Olympics Club Open Day took place on Sunday, 5th August at Ower Equestrian Centre, Roscahill. Club athletes and volunteers were in attendance to give a display of their equestrian skills on the day. A fun day was had by all.
Photos are available to see on our Flickr Page Photos
About the Connaught region
Special Olympics Connaught provides year round sports training and competition for over 1,300 adults and children with intellectual disabilities in Galway, Leitrim, Longford, Mayo, Roscommon, Sligo and Westmeath.
Over 30 sports competitions and development days are held annually in 13 Olympic type sports.
There are 73 Special Olympics clubs in the Connaught region.
The mission of Special Olympics is “to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with an intellectual disability, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendships with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community”.