25th May, 2016
Over 80 Camogie clubs to take part in the 5th Annual ‘Hurl Smart Week’
Today, the Camogie Association announced the 5th annual ‘Hurl Smart Week’ in partnership with ChildFund and the Dream Bike Initiative.
Running from June 6th-12th, Hurl Smart Week aims to increase activity levels of all ages, male and female by providing a programme of events in local camogie clubs. 82 clubs nationwide are signed up to take part in the week.
Clubs will run a number of events with the aim of getting everyone active through Camogie/Hurling activities such as relay races, obstacle courses, wall ball challenges, target practice challenges, nutritional talks etc..
Catherine Neary, President of the Camogie Association said: “This is the 5th year of this initiative with an increase in clubs taking part year on year. The Camogie Association is keen to support communities and families in being physically active through this initiative and are delighted to support the Dream Bike Campaign as part of the week.”
Speaking about the initiative ChildFund CEO Michael Kiely said: “We are delighted and honoured to be a part of the Camogie Association’s ‘Hurl Smart Week’, a fantastic event showcasing the passion for Camogie in local communities across Ireland. It is also a wonderful opportunity to support our Dream Bike initiative for vulnerable girls in Ethiopia, India, Mozambique, Sri Lanka & Uganda.”
The Dream Bike Campaign is a partnership between The Camogie Association and ChildFund to empower girls in developing countries.
It takes just €100 to buy a bike and change a life. The gift of a bike can empower girls in developing countries to get to school safely and play a huge role in stabilising
their future so they can achieve their dreams. If you would like to help make this dream a reality please visit:http://www.childfund.ie/dream-bike/ or phone us on 01 6762128
For further information on Hurl Smart Week, contact:
Caroline Murray, Project & Initiatives Co ordinator, The Camogie Association, Phone 087 1251269, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Camogie Association, Croke Park, St Joseph’s Avenue, Dublin 3. Tel: 01 865 8651. www.camogie.ie