Over the course of the club’s long history, Donore Harriers has always endeavoured to help our younger athletes give full expression to their talent. Whether it’s a 60m sprint or a javelin throw or a mucky cross-country race in the depths of winter, we see the positive difference that participation in athletics can make to young people’s lives and how much it contributes to the well-being of our juvenile members.
With this tradition in mind, we are delighted to announce the launch of the Donore Harriers Juvenile Development Programme in partnership with 123.ie, dedicated to the coaching of emerging and developing juvenile athletes.
The Juvenile Development Programme will provide additional resources for the coaching of athletes with the potential to challenge for national honours and international representation, including exposure to higher levels of competition in Britain and Europe, as well as more professional preparation through group training camps.
We are very proud to have a number of juvenile athletes at Donore Harriers with the talent and desire to compete at national and international level and, ultimately, to progress into senior global competition. The aim of this Programme is to assist such athletes in fulfilling their potential, as well as to encourage their peers and other younger athletes to emulate their dedication and success.
None of this would be possible without the generous support of 123.ie.
123.ie’s support will help many hard-working young athletes to increase the opportunities available to them through their participation in sport, and to achieve the sporting outcomes they deserve. Over the coming year, we will be sharing the experiences of the Juvenile Development Programme athletes as they prepare for competition – and glory!
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