The Positive Youth Foundation and St. Finbarrs GAA Club have further cemented their working partnership by confirming St. Finbarrs as a new location for the delivery of PYF sessions.
One of the first sessions that will be delivered at St. Finbarrs is a Sports Leaders Level 1 course, being jointly delivered by both the sports and youth employment sectors of PYF. The course is being ran specifically for clients on our BBO (Building Better Opportunities) programme. BBO aims to help young people who are not currently in any form of education, employment of training.
The course itself aims to help develop the confidence of young people, in addition to developing leadership skills, communication, planning and delivery skills. The elements learned with a Sports Leaders course will not assist these young people to gain a qualification, they are also key skills needed to develop a CV or for attending job interviews. The skills gained by young people on this course will allow them to have real life examples to use within job interviews.
In addition, the course will also allow young people to the chance to plan the delivery of a sports session to their peers. Such sessions can include mainstream sports but may also include games which the young person themselves may devise using a host of sports equipment that is on offer. The planning and delivery of a session is key to a young person’s development, as they will have to take on-board constructive criticism from their peers in addition to reflecting on their own performance to further improve their session next time.
This session will be delivered for the whole cohort of young people on our BBO programme, who have a range of complex needs from learning difficulties to behavioral issues.