MOBILE PHONE DRIVE!!!
RECYCLE YOUR OLD MOBILE PHONE (500 NEEDED)
AND GET A DEFIBRILLATOR FOR THE CLUB ALSO
SUPPORT TEMPLE STREET CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
OLD MOBILE PHONES CAN BE LEFT AT ‘PHONE BANK’ IN THE CLUBHOUSE
Quiz Night February 28th Cunningham’s Bar & Restaurant
Scrap Metal March 13th to 18th Chapman’s
Church Collections March 22nd & 23rd Parish Church & Friary Church
Bag Pack March 29th (10am to 6pm) Dunne’s Stores (Newbridge)
Race Night April 5th Cunningham’s Bar & Restaurant
Towers Got Talent June 1st 8th 15th 22nd Cunningham’s Bar & Restaurant
Golf Classic July 7th Dunmurry Spring’s
Field Day August 31st St Brigid’s Park
Church Collections November 2nd & 3rd Parish Church & Friary Church
Christmas Draw December 14th Cunningham’s Bar & Restaurant
Bag Pack December 23rd (6pm to Midnight) Dunne’s Stores (Newbridge)
KILDARE V CORK
BUS LEAVES THE SQUARE, KILDARE
SATURDAY 9th FEBRUARY, 2013
@ 3 15pm
RETURN ADULT: €18
CONTACT NO TO BOOK 045 – 525 432
Weekly Notes By Dave Donohue
Well Done to Round Towers County Minor Representatives who shall be on the Kildare panel this Saturday, when Kildare play Laois in a Friendly at Crettyard GAA at 1pm , All support Welcome for the Round Towers Lads as follows
Mark Byrne , Tadgh Meaney , Niall Flemming , Jamie Flynn , Mark Mc Conville
Best of Luck Lads from all the Club !!
Underage Calander of fixtures for 2013 for all age groups and competitions, Please click link to establish date’s for your teams particapation.
Weekly Report by Dave Donohue
The Club would appreciate and invite all club members family & friend’s to turn out in strong numbers for this Final encounter of the Eire Og (Carlow) Leinster Minor Tournament, The club would like to wish all the Lads and Management the best of Luck !!
Na Cloigthithe Abu
Saturday 15th December,
Sport and Young people
Leaders become involved in sport for young people for a variety of different reasons, from a variety of sporting backgrounds and take on varying roles within clubs and organisations. Yet irrespective of the role or responsibility, all leaders share a common goal in their commitment to sport for young people.
We want sport to be safe, we want sport to be fun and we want to ensure that no matter what sport young people are involved in, that it takes place in the spirit of
Fair play is the guiding principle of The Code of Ethics and Good Practice for Children’s Sport which is designed to provide guidance for those working with young people in sport. It outlines for sports organisations the type of issues that need to be discussed and addressed to provide the safest and most enjoyable environment for young people.
Parents/Guardians have the primary responsibility for the care and welfare of young people. As such there are a number of steps you can take to ensure a fun and safe sporting environment for children.
1. Examine the role you can play to enhance the quality of your child’s involvement in sport.
Encourage your child to:
• Put in their best effort – have a go
• Improve their skills
• Make friends
• Play by the rules
• Appreciate/accept everyone in the group, regardless of ability, race, religion, gender etc.
• Accept winning and losing as part of the game
2. Examine your behaviour and involvement in your child’s sport. You should:
• Be a role model – your child will learn best by example
• Show appreciation of, and respect towards, sports officials and their decisions
• Encourage children to play within the rules
• Behave responsibly on the sidelines and in all interactions involving children
• Focus on the child’s efforts rather than on performance
• Focus on the fun and participation of the child in the activity
• Know the names and qualifications of the leader
• Liaise with the sports leaders in relation to the times, locations etc, of training sessions
3. The Sports Leader is the other important influence on the child’s enjoyment of sport. It is important that we support the leader where possible. Parents should take note of the following aspects of the leader’s approach:
• The emphasis on fun as well as competition
• The opportunities for children to make friends and for everyone to be included
• The opportunities to improve skills
• The use of modified games or equipment, where possible
Communicate often with the leaders even though you may not be in a position to attend every session.
Show an interest in their efforts to make your child’s involvement in sport safe and enjoyable.
Show that you consider their role important – they are not baby-sitters.
4. Parents can work with the club/organisation to ensure that procedures of good practice are created and adhered to. Parents should: Check that the club has a copy of the Code of Ethics and Good Practice for Children’s Sport. A copy will be made available to every club in the country. It will also be available on the Irish Sports Council’s web site Check that the Code has been adopted by the club Be willing to become a member of the club and be committed to upholding a code of good practice
• Take an active interest or offer to help in the running of the club, club events or any sporting activities in which your child takes part
• Be willing to become the Club Children’s Officer or offer to help the officer
• Be aware of their child’s training and/or competitive programmes and its suitability for the child
• Be aware of the club’s procedures and policies, in particular where changes are made that effect your child.
Strike a Balance
We need to keep in mind the reasons why young people want to take part in sport. They want to learn new skills, make new friends, be part of a group, to win and be successful, experience excitement, challenges and action. They need input and guidance by adults to achieve these aims but parents need to ensure that young people’s fun remains the central focus. In providing for the needs of young people in sport parents
• Put undue pressure on the child to please or perform well
• Ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a game
• Treat the club as a child-minding service
• Take a child’s safety for granted. Never ignore or dismiss genuine complaints or concerns expressed by a child which relate to his/her involvement in sport
Round Tower’s Policy Dignity and Rights of Young People
It is important that all young players are valued and treated with the highest level of respect throughout these important years of their personal, physical and social development. The personal dignity and physical integrity of a young person is of paramount importance and their participation in sport should provide them with a period in their life that enables then to have fun, make friends and present them with an opportunity to improve their levels of skill, regardless of what sport they choose.
Round Tower’s believes that a child and youth centred approach should be adopted by everyone involved in the promotion and development of Gaelic Games at underage level.
We recognise that we have a responsibility to:
• Safeguard and promote the interests and well being of those under 18 years of age who are involved in our games and activities.
• Take all reasonable steps to protect young people from harm, discrimination or degrading treatment.
• Respect the rights that young people have including their wishes and feelings.
• Maintain the professionalism, standards and reputation of the GAA.
• Protect the Association’s young members, employees and governing bodies.
• The welfare of the child and young person is paramount.
• All children, whatever their age have a right to protection from harm.
• All suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously, will be responded to swiftly and in an appropriate manner.
This Code of Best Practice will, insofar as is possible, have equal application to vulnerable adults who are defined as having special needs or where vulnerability is defined as ‘a person aged 18 years or over who is, or may be, in need of community care services or is resident in a continuing care facility by reason of mental or other disability, age or illness or who is, or may be, unable to take care of him or herself or unable to protect him or herself against significant harm or exploitation
Taken from GAA Code of Best Practice in Youth Sport 01-11-2011
Code of Best Practice
Round Tower’s is committed to creating and maintaining the safest possible environment for all young people who wish to participate in our Gaelic Games and activities. We shall take all practicable steps to protect them from discernable forms of abuse, from harm, discrimination or degrading treatment and shall respect their rights, wishes and feelings.
We do this by;
• Recognising that all children have the right to be protected from harm.
• Ensuring that all our coaches and volunteers are carefully recruited and selected and that they accept responsibility for ensuring the wellbeing of children in their care.
• Responding swiftly and appropriately to protect the welfare of children who participate in our games and related activities.
• Providing parents and children with the opportunity to voice any concerns they may have.
• Appointing Children’s Officers in each of our Clubs and at County Board level.
• Appointing a National Children’s Officer to oversee the implementation of good child protection and welfare practices within the Association.
• Appointing a Designated Person in each Club and County who will liaise with the statutory authorities as appropriate.
• Appointing a National Designated Person to assist in the processing of child protection and welfare matters.
• Ensuring that all allegations of abuse of young people are confidentially dealt with in accordance the Associations Guidelines for Dealing with Allegations of Abuse (Fourth Edition 2009) and with statutory guidelines and relevant legislation.
• Reviewing the effectiveness of our Child Protection procedures and policies on an ongoing basis.
• Ensuring that members, coaches, team mentors, administrators, parents/guardians and spectators sign up to and adhere to our Code of Behaviour
Taken from GAA Code of Best Practice in Youth Sport 01-11-2011
Round Towers Mission, Vision, Values Statement
Round Towers CLG values are the heart and soul of our Association. In every Club around the world they are what binds us, what makes us unique and what attracts more and more players, members, volunteers and supporters
The GAA is a volunteer organisation. We develop and promote Gaelic games at the core of Irish identity and culture. We are dedicated to ensuring that our family of games, and the values we live, enrich the lives of our members, families and the communities we serve. We are committed to active lifelong participation for all and to providing the best facilities. We reach out to and include all members of our society. We promote individual development and well-being and strive to enable all our members achieve their full potential in their chosen roles.
Our vision is that everybody has the opportunity to be welcomed to take part in our games and culture, to participate fully, to grow and develop and to be inspired to keep a lifelong engagement with our Association.
• Community is at the heart of our Association. Everything we do helps to enrich the communities we serve
• We foster a clear sense of identity and place
• We are a volunteer led organisation
• All our members play and engage in our games as amateurs
• We provide a games programme at all levels to meet the needs of all our players
• We welcome everybody to be part of our Association
• We are anti sectarian
• We are anti racist
• We respect each other on and off the playing fields
• We operate with integrity at all levels
• We listen and respect the views of all
• We provide the best playing experience for all our players.
• We structure our games to allow players of all abilities reach their potential
• Effective teamwork on and off the field is the cornerstone of our Association
• Ní neart go cur le chéile (There is no strength without working together)