In recent years, the club have turned their focus towards developing their youth structure, aiming to get more young people into the sport. Through the clubs links with the Positive Youth Foundation, the organisations forged an exciting partnership to increase the amount of young people taking part in sports, both at St. Finbarrs and across the city.
Dean Kavanagh, Chairman of the Positive Youth Foundation said that the sponsorship represented an opportunity to embed the sport across Coventry.
“It’s fantastic to see Positive Youth Foundation collaborating closely with St Finbarrs, who play a key part in the development of Gaelic Football in Coventry and have been the heart and soul of the community for many decades,” said Dean.
Although Gaelic Football originated as a national Irish sport, it is wonderful to see how many young people from non-Irish backgrounds and cultures have taken to the game,” he said. “It’s a great opportunity for our young people to continue developing their physical and social skills and keep active all year round. We our thoroughly looking forward to continuing this new partnership.”
Danny Coleman, Chairman of St. Finbarr’s, echoed the thoughts of Dean, noting that the partnership with the Positive Youth Foundation represents a chance to get more people involved in Gaelic Football.
“Our new relationship with the Positive Youth Foundation is exciting as we look to engage both families and young people to not only get involved in Gaelic Football but to also become part of the club and community as a whole,” he said.
There are several age groups for young people wanting to get involved in Gaelic Football, starting from under 8’s, which aims to introduce children as young as 6 to the game. Leagues and tournament settings are played every Saturday over the Summer months.