GAA YouthReps 2019
The application process to become a GAA YouthRep ran throughout January 2019 and, in early February, a total of 37 young people from 23 Counties were selected to become YouthReps.
These YouthReps attended an Induction Day in Croke Park on Saturday 9th February and since then have been busy preparing for and delivering reports to GAA Congress, LGFA Congress and Camogie Congress.
Next up on the Agenda for the YouthReps is a Workshop Day at the end of April where they will begin laying the foundations for the YouthRep Action Plan 2019/2020.
For more information on the proposed initiatives for inclusion in the YouthRep Action Plan download the Report to GAA Management.
To see who the 2019 YouthReps are download their Profiles here too.
Report to GAA Management
The GAA YouthReps delivered a report on the #GAAyouth Forum 2018 to the GAA Management Committee on Friday 18th January. The full report is available to download below.
The report focused on the feedback gathered at the Forum as part of the Communication Consultation with the 14/15 age-group as well as the Youth Congress with the 16+ age-group. The YouthReps put forward four key recommendations as part of the Report and these were accepted by GAA Management as follows:
- That the report be circulated by An Coiste Bainistíochta to every County for consideration and discussion at a meeting of the County Management Committee.
- That the YouthReps be provided with opportunities to present this report and relevant findings to the following Central Committees: Communications Committee; All-Ireland Post-Primary Schools Council; National Club Committee.
- That the YouthReps be invited as observers to GAA Congress 2019 so that they can report on the outcomes of the Congress subsequently at the #GAAyouth Forum 2019.
- That the YouthReps - in conjunction with the Youth Committee - be provided with an opportunity to develop an Action Plan arising from the feedback from the 2018 #GAAyouth Forum. Proposals from the Action Plan to be presented to An Coiste Bainstíochta at a later date. The Action Plan will include reference to:
Development and communication of a youth-friendly version of the Code of Behaviour;
Pilot of a Youth Forum at Provincial or Regional level;
Development of a national programme/initiative to recognise the efforts of youth volunteers and encourage youth volunteering;
Identification of steps that Counties/Clubs can take to raise awareness amongst young players of opportunities to volunteer/upskill as a volunteer;
Examination of how technology and social media can be used effectively to gather the views of young people on matters of strategic importance.