Youth Leadership in the GAA is about many things but ultimately boils down to the following:
- Creating opportunities for young people to play our Games at a level that is appropriate for them
- Engaging the Youth Voice
- Empowering young people to contribute and lead in the promotion of Gaelic games, the development of policy and the evolution of the organisation
- We do this through the current organisational structures at National, Provincial, County and Club level and the establishment of fora and positions through which the youth voice can be amplified
At National level we host a National Youth Forum as well as providing development opportunities through our Dermot Earley Youth Leadership Initiative and Future Leaders TY Programme.
Our aim is to promote the implementation of the United Nations Rights of the Child and in particular Engagement of the Youth Voice across all programmes to support implementation of the relevant elements of the GAA Player Development Framework.
We endeavour to do so in partnership with our sister Associations, the Camogie Association and the LGFA and through developing partnerships with expert and youth lead organisations across the island.