WATERFORD GAA – WELL!KIDS Partners with Mulligans Pharmacy and Specsavers
Mulligans Pharmacy and Specsavers are delighted to partner with Waterford GAA in this innovative venture that brings families and their children together under the well! kids brand. Promoting physical and mental health is a core value for both our companies and this opportunity to see up close how sport can be central to childrens development through our national games is a very exciting challenge for all. We look forward to working closely with everyone at well kids to ensure this initiative is a great success for both the sport and all the young participants .
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As part of the Waterford GAA overall strategic plan (Waterford Rising) one area in particular has caught the attention of clubs right throughout the county. Well!Kids is a new and innovative GAA club nursery programme aimed at 4-6 year old boys and girls. The primary aim of Well!Kids is to attract young children and parents of all backgrounds to our GAA clubs. Fun and enjoyment are at the core of Well!Kids and we are aiming for a top class coaching experience for children across County Waterford.
Another Exciting Season of Well!Kids In Store For 2023!
Following on from a hugely successful launch season for Well!Kids which saw 36 clubs across the Déise taking part, Waterford GAA are looking forward to another brilliant season of fun, friendship and skills in 2023. Well!Kids is an integral part of the Waterford GAA overall strategic plan (Waterford Rising) and it has captured the county’s imagination as an inclusive and innovative GAA club nursery programme aimed at 4-6 year old boys and girls.
Clubs who take part for 2023 will be supported hugely once again with playing equipment, Well!Kids jerseys, coaching resources, promotional material and coaches upskilling workshops. All of this is made possible by very generous sponsorship from Mulligans Pharmacy and Specsavers who have been very supportive since first getting involved.
Strategy Programme Manager Kevin Ryan sees Well!Kids as a foundation stone for the “Waterford Rising” plan – “We want our activities to be as inclusive as possible. Our overall aim is to produce the best players for our club and county teams. Well!Kids is the start of the ladder on building these blocks. A core of our vision is that of participation. The more numbers playing in our clubs the healthier our games will be into the future”
Brian O’Halloran from the Clashmore/Kinsalebeg club is the chairman of the Well!Kids Steering Committee and he is anticipating another successful year for participating Well!Kids clubs. “The response to Well!Kids has been overwhelmingly positive and we are delighted that so many clubs have engaged and benefitted from taking part. The vast majority of clubs have seen increases in both playing numbers and new underage coaches getting involved which is great to see. We are hoping for even more success on this front in ’23 now that the Well!Kids name has been established.”
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