Ballindine, Co. Mayo

January 22, 2024

Bord Na nÓg announcement

The Davitts Bord na n-Óg committee have an exciting announcement to make for the upcoming season.
2024 will be the inaugural year for a new youth academy, which will focus on the U-6 up to and including the U-12 groups.
Over the next two weeks, we will work with Irishtown and Ballindine National Schools to involve all the children in the parish that play for these age groups.
We believe the children should have a part to play in helping to select a name for the youth academy AND also in the design of a new logo!
This coming week, entry forms will be distributed to classes in both schools to give all children the option to suggest a name for the new youth academy. All entries will be reviewed and shortlisted before a vote by the Bord na n-Óg committe to decide on the new name, which will then be announced.
The following week things will move up a gear, as all children will again be given an opportunity to design a logo that is reflective of the new academy name!
Again, entries will be shortlisted and proceed to a vote by the committee to rubber stamp the final design.
Entry forms for name suggestions will be distributed on Monday 22nd Jan and collected Thursday 25th Jan. The new name will be announced Sunday 28th Jan. ✍️
Entry forms for the logo designs be distributed Monday 29th Jan and collected Thursday 01st Feb. The selected design will then be digitalised and publicised in the month of Feb. 🎨
Whilst some ideas for names and designs have already been suggested by Bord na n-Óg committee members, the aim of this initiative is to demonstrate our committment from Day 1 to foster and encourage fun and participation in addition to harnessing the talent and creativity that we know our children possess in spades.
We want the children to be proud to be a part of this academy, and we believe that involving them in such fundamental aspects as the naming and designing of the logo is an important first step toward this aim.
It is important to note that our beautiful Club Crest that has been proudly worn by all our teams since its inception is still the one and only official club crest. We feel that the academy logo will create a stronger sense of belonging and a sense of pride amongst our youngest players until such time that they are old enough to understand and appreciate what the official Davitts GAA Club crest signifies.
We hope all children (and parents if desired 🙂) get stuck in and have fun over the coming weeks! We truly are looking forward to seeing everybody’s ideas! 💡 ✍️ 🎨 🔴⚫️
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