Clubs are invited to send two representatives to a Drug and Alcohol Awareness training event taking place in Pairc Sean MacDiarmada on this Monday, October 15th, at 7.30pm.

This training will provide information about awareness and education, developing a policy for your club, and guidelines on how to manÓge alcohol or drug related incidents in line with best practise. 

The GAA’s Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP) programme has been up and running for six years. Under the GAA’s Strategic Vision and Action Plan, 2009-2015, every club in the country has been charged with having an active ASAP officer in place, and with adopting a club Drug and Alcohol Policy. (A copy of the GAA’s Sample Club Drug and Alcohol policy will be available on the night.)

The evening will be of particular benefit to your club ASAP officer but will also be very useful to anyone working with juvenile teams, and in particular your club’s Coaching Officer. If your club does not have an ASAP officer in place please make sure someone interested in taking on the role attends.You will leave with a wide understanding of what the role of a club ASAP officer entails, how to address issues relating to drug and alcohol misuse in a GAA club, and the support networks that are in place locally in Leitrim.

Colin Regan will facilitate this training with Leitrim’s ASAP Officers Marie McGovern and Kevin McGill, in conjunction with Grainne Duignan of the local Leitrim Foróige office. Please email Marie McGovern at [email protected] by Friday, October 12th, to book your place on the night and to indicate how many from your club will attend.

 

 

 

09-Oct-12 by Colette Fox – PRO