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Wednesday 04 Dec 2019
IFA joins forces with Ulster Rugby and Ulster GAA for Schools Roadshow

The Irish FA, Ulster Rugby and Ulster GAA delivered a schools roadshow at St Louise’s Comprehensive College under the Department for Communities programme, Sport –  A Home for Lifelong Volunteering.

This was the final schools' roadshow of the year. The IFA, Ulster GAA and Ulster Rugby had previously delivered the same workshop to pupils at St Pius X College Magherafelt and Royal School, Armagh.

Over 100 pupils aged between 14-17 benefited from the sessions - all of which were greatly received by the respective schools.

The theme of the roadshows was based around young people’s safety, wellbeing and on tackling addiction. The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service opened with a strong message around safety on the road and the implications of reckless driving.

Oisin McConville, former Armagh GAA footballer, reflected on his addiction to gambling and spoke of the signs that young people should be aware of.

The PSNI concluded the roadshow with an informative presentation highlighting the hard-hitting One Punch Can Kill workshop with case studies on victims and on the impact it has on their families and communities.

Joanna McConway, Department of Communities said, “I am pleased to see that this programme is tackling some of the difficult issues in society.  Volunteering is an example of good citizenship and hearing first hand of real life experiences is invaluable learning for young people as they embark on the journey to adulthood.”  

To watch the video from the roadshow simply click on the image above