As you can see the children who took part in the sports program earlier in the year had fun. What you don’t see is how early they all appeared every Saturday to take part in the sports. The only complaint was made by a parent who said they were being woken early on Saturday mornings to make sure everyone arrived on time.
Claremont Stadium is a large stadium. Many people drive by it and do not know what happens here or how a not for profit community stadium manages to survive in this busy polished world.
Here is what one of our community has to say about us.
I want to thank Claremont Stadium for all of the wonderful years there, the staff is and always has been so helpful and supportive.
My children and grandchildren have been to numerous summer camps, the International days and sports days.
My journey started in Claremont stadium with Andy Connelly. I started a group in Claremont stadium for family’s to support each other. I did this for many years and the support that I got from the staff was outstanding.. I loved being a part of the community.
My journey changed last year when I was diagnosed with lung cancer and lost half of my lung and of course the staff of Claremont Stadium rang me to see did I need any support. I mentioned I needed to start walking again so that I could build myself back up and of course they offered me the facilities of the track and gym. Thankfully it helped me to recover I would like to thank all the staff for their support over the last year and previous 20 years, I’ll always be very grateful to them.
Connect Through Sports ran from Saturday 9th March until Saturday 20th April. The purpose of the program was to encourage children (8yrs-12yrs) to take part in sports. Each Saturday morning they arrived with their parents to get a taste of a sport. The sports we featured were: Karma Yoga, Kenpo Karate, Athletics, Badminton, Hockey, Girl Guides/Boy Scouts (though not a sports, are an activity based club), Soccer, Gymnastics, and Dance.
As you can see from the photographs, they had fun, made new friends and some found a sport to explore further.
We would like to thank all of the coaches who gave up their Saturday mornings to share their knowledge with the group of just under 50 children.
Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton
The above picture is not of a sporting, educational or social theme but it seemed apt as we set off on a blog journey, to simply tell it as it is, as it happens.
We are a not for profit Community Stadium, in Navan, County Meath, Ireland. This means we are a small group. You can learn more about us on our about us page.