Cayman Islands Gaelic Football Club

Easter COOL Camp 3-6 April - REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

David O'ConnellComment

Thanks to everyone who participated at our inaugural Mid-Term COOL Camp over 15th and 16th February.  We had 60 kids in attendance and you can check out the photos here.

Now its time for the second camp of the year.....the 4 day Easter COOL Camp! Its going to be another action packed four days focusing on learning and developing the Gaelic Football skills of running, passing, kicking, tackling along with movement and agility skills and, of course, teamwork and friendship.  All are welcome and no prior experience is necessary. 

To register, click here

The Camp details are:

  • Tues 3rd April to Fri 6th April 
  • 8.30am to 12noon
  • 6 to 15 year olds
  • At CIS, Camana Bay
  • CI$100 for first child, CI$50 per sibling thereafter
  • Places are limited to 70...so please register early to avoid disappointment. Registration will close once 70 attendees confirmed or on Monday 26th March at 6pm. Payment must be paid in advance at time of online registration - no cash/cheque payments on the day 

To register, click here.
 
Please also note the schedule for the rest of the season.  Unfortunately, we will not be holding a Blitz on St Patricks Day. 

  • Sat 12th May Blitz Day - 9.30am to 12noon
  • Sat 26th May Blitz Day - 9.30am to 12noon
  • Sun 3rd June Blitz Day - 8.30am to 11.30am
  • Halloween Camp End Oct - dates tbc
  • Sat 24th November Blitz Day - times tbc 

Yours in sport,
 
Kids Gaelic Committee

Kids Gaelic Football Mid-Term COOL Camp Feb 15th & 16th

David O'ConnellComment

The 2018 Kids Gaelic Football season is kicking off with a Mid-Term COOL Camp taking place on 15th and 16th February at CIS, Camana Bay. To register click here.

Given the success of last years inaugural COOL Camp at Easter (check photos here), we have added the Mid-Term COOL Camp to this years schedule. Its going to be an action packed two days focusing on learning and developing the Gaelic Football skills of running, passing, kicking, tackling along with movement and agility skills and, of course, teamwork and friendship.  All are welcome and no prior experience is necessary. 

The Camp details are:

  • Thurs 15th Feb and Fri 16th Feb
  • 8.30am to 12noon
  • 6 to 15 year olds
  • At CIS, Camana Bay
  • CI$80 for first child, CI$40 per sibling thereafter
  • Registration closes 6pm Monday 12th Feb and payment must be paid in advance at time of registration - no cash/cheque payments on the day 

To register, click here.

Click here for the flyer - please pass on to friends and colleagues.
 

We are also pleased to be able to share the schedule for the rest of the season. 

  • St Patricks Day Blitz - Sat 17th March - exact times tbc
  • Easter COOL Camp Tues 3rd April to Fri 6th April, 8.30am to 12noondaily - registration will open in March
  • Sat 12th May Blitz Day - 9.30am to 12noon
  • Sat 26th May Blitz Day - 9.30am to 12noon
  • Sun 3rd June Blitz Day - 8.30am to 11.30am
  • Halloween Camp End Oct - dates tbc
  • Sat 24th November Blitz Day - times tbc 

For more information, please email kids@caymangaelic.com

DART Cayman Islands Kids Gaelic Football Club hosts ‘St. Patrick’s Blitz’ at Camana Bay

David O'ConnellComment

On the Saturday 18th March 2017, the DART Cayman Islands Kids Gaelic Football Club hosted a free training and games session at the Camana Bay CIS Football Pitch and ARC. This event attracted 53 children aged 5 to 16 from schools all over the Island including St Ignatius, Cayman Prep, Cayman International School, Montessori by the Sea, Bodden Town Primary School, Prospect Primary and Clifton Hunter High School. The coaching used both the football pitch and the indoor facilities at the ARC, with indoor agility and movement equipment introduced for the younger age group (5-6 year olds), and skills sessions in the sunshine (and some rain!) for ages 7 and over.

The training started with a warm up, then movement and agility drills to get the sessions going. The children were divided into age groups of 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 and 11 plus, and started work on their team skills. This was followed by small short games to enhance the tactics learned. The teaching then finished with a mini blitz competition within these age groups.

A great morning was had by all, with many parents and children alike looking to learn more and play the games again. To this end the inaugural DART Kids Gaelic Football Easter COOL Camp will take place on mornings of the 18th – 21st April 2017.This is an action-packed and fun-filled kids camp which revolves around maximising enjoyment whilst learning and developing Gaelic Football skills. Other sports will be included to advance movement and agility skills. All standards of sports are welcome to join – especially beginners!

The Camp will include teaching by Mr. Colm Egan, full-time games development officer from the North American Gaelic Athletic Association, who delivered the Certified Foundation Level Coaching course to our own Kids Club Coaches in October, 2016. Activities will be player-centered using a games based approach, with a strong emphasis being placed on personal development and well-being. 

If you are interested in signing up to the DART Kids Gaelic Football Easter COOL Camp please go http://www.caymangaa.com/coolcamp and register on the online link. If you need any further information please contact the Kids Gaelic Club Committee at kids@caymangaelic.com. We look forward to seeing you there!

DART Kids Gaelic Football Easter COOL Camp

  • 8.30am to 12.30pm, Tues 18th to Fri 21st April at Cayman International School, Camana Bay.

  • Certified coaches including Colm Egan, Gaelic Games Development Officer for North America.

  • CI$100 for first child, $50 per sibling thereafter.

  • Scholarships available by contacting kids@caymangaelic.com

  • Register before 7th April at http://www.caymangaa.com/coolcamp

  • Limited places available.

Kids Gaelic - St. Patrick's Day Blitz

David O'ConnellComment

On Saturday 18th March, our second DART Kids Gaelic Football Blitz of the year will take place for kids aged between 5 and 18 years. 

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The Blitz will take place at Camana Bay International School football pitch.  The schedule is:

- 9.30am Arrival and Check-In
- 9.45am Training starts
- 11.30am Finish

At the Blitz, children will develop skill progression and children of all skill levels, especially beginners, are very welcome. Parents and children who just want to "try it out" are especially welcome.

The event is FREE OF CHARGE and we thank our sponsors for making this possible:

Platinum Sponsor: DART
Gold Sponsor: Greenlight RE
Silver Sponsors: PWC, Deja Vu Photos by Maggie Jackson
In Partnership with: Cayman Islands Red Cross

Parents are asked that children come with the following:

- trainers or football boots. No flip-flops
- water
- hat
- sunscreen

Children participating MUST be accompanied by an adult.  This will be strictly enforced on the day. 

If you are interested in registering your child for the Blitz, please fill out the registration form here in full before 6pm Thursday 16th March.  There will be no registrations accepted on the day.

Cayman Islands Kids Gaelic Football Club Starts the Season with a Bang!

David O'ConnellComment

On Saturday February 11 th 2017, the DART Kids Gaelic Club hosted the ‘Start of Season Blitz’ at the Camana Bay CIS Football Pitch. 65 children turned up and togged out in the first training session of the year, in the Cayman sunshine, early on Saturday morning. With 15 coaches on hand to assist with the games, the children were split into age groups with approximately 4 kids to each coach. The training started with a warm up, movement and agility drills such as “Gaelic Bulldog” to get the session going, followed by skills based games. The children were then divided into age groups of 5-6, 7- 8, 9-10 and 11 plus, and started work on their team skills. The day finished with a mini blitz competition within these age groups.

The children came from several schools on island, and there was a great mix of nationalities in each team. Almost half the group was made up of Caymanian children, brand new to the sport, who picked up the game very quickly. The youngsters gave lots of positive feedback following the session, enjoying both using skills they had learned in other sports, along with learning new Gaelic techniques. Some children had previously played netball, soccer and rugby and found it easy to adapt these experiences to Gaelic Football.

The coaches were also very enthusiastic and excited at the talent that was displayed by some of the children who had never even seen the sport before or had never played a team sport. Many parents also participated in the session and were enquiring about more regular fixtures. The next event will be the St. Patrick’s Day Blitz and will be held on the weekend of 18 th and 19 th March 2017.

For more information please see https://www.caymangaa.com/subscribe/ where parents can sign up for the monthly newsletter on DART Kids Gaelic Club events. An exciting addition to the event was the announcement of Platinum Level Sponsorship for the club by DART. Chris Duggan, VP / Director DART Foundation confirmed "We are very excited to announce our partnership with the Cayman Islands Kids Gaelic Football Club and look forward to helping the Club develop Gaelic Football within the wider youth community here in Cayman. We wish the Club all the very best for the season ahead." Eamon Wilson, Chair of the DART Kids Gaelic Club said: “On behalf of the Club, we are honored to have DART as our Platinum Sponsor for 2017 and we thank Chris and his team for their support. Our Club is a 100% voluntary organization and DART funding goes directly into bringing Gaelic Football to the youth of Cayman through our Club Training days, Schools Programme and Community Outreach Program The DART Kids Gaelic Club is also delighted to be partnered with the Cayman Islands Red Cross, and have the 2017 Silver Sponsorship of PwC Cayman Islands, and also Deja Vu Photos by Maggie Jackson. Maggie was present on the day to capture all the fun and photographs will be available on

http://www.dejavucayman.com.

Anyone who would like more information on the DART Kids Gaelic Club should contact:

Email: kids@caymangaelic.com

Web: www.caymangaa.com/kidsgaelicclub

Twitter: @kidsgaelic