The aim of the ASAP Programme is to reduce the harm caused by alcohol and other drugs.
To date – 25 Counties have appointed ASAP officers, while 750 clubs have appointed officers.
In Leitrim 10 clubs have appointed officers, see table below.
It should be the interest of every club to ensure that they appoint an ASAP officer and to also develop a policy document on how the club deals with ASAP. See sample policy document attached.
If clubs require further information they can contact Thomas Keenan 087-6591049 or Brendan Murphy, National co-ordinator 087-2350907.
Current Leitrim Club ASAP Officers
Deirdre O’ Hagan
Aims, Goals and Objectives of the ASAP Programme
AIMS The aim of the ASAP Programme is to reduce the harm that is being caused by alcohol and drugs.
GOALS The ASAP Programme intends to achieve this aim by developing a structure of people throughout the association with specific roles at club, county and provincial levels.
OBJECTIVES • Appoint Provincial Officers to liaise with Provincial Councils and act as a steering group for the National Co-ordinator. • Create a template of actions in manual form to assist Club and CountyOfficers respond to drug and alcohol related issues. • Appoint and train CountyOfficers to train Club Officers to develop drug and alcohol policies. • Appoint and train Club Officers (in conjunction with CountyOfficers) to action ASAP Programme initiatives at club level. • Develop a telematics (SMS text, video message, internet) based project using SeniorIntercounty players for young people to… (i) engage with them about drug/alcohol related issues, (ii) enlighten them about the risks associated with drug/alcohol abuse, (iii) inform them about professional, local drug/alcohol services and (iv) inspire them to change their risky behaviours. • Develop a drug/alcohol communications skills DVD for adults to assist them in discussing drug and alcohol related issues with young people. • Develop a website to… (i) educate visitors about the ASAP Programme, (ii) provide county-specific drug/alcohol resources for clubs, (iii) supply age appropriate information on drugs/alcohol, (iv) act as a resource for ASAP Officers • Complete an evaluation of the ASAP Programme. This information will act as a benchmark to measure the impact of the ASAP Programme.