Bantry Blues GAA Club
Mission Statement, Vision Statement and Values
The GAA is a community-based volunteer organisation promoting Gaelic games, culture and lifelong participation.
Bantry Blues GAA Club’s mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment for all our young people to enjoy Gaelic games. The aims of our club are to encourage all of our young people to develop and achieve their full potential in our games through enjoyment and self-discipline, to promote fair play with respect and equality for all, and to foster pride in our club and commitment to our community.
Our vision is that everybody has the opportunity to be welcomed to take part in our games and culture, to participate fully, to grow and develop, and to be inspired to keep a lifelong engagement with the GAA.
The work of Bantry Blues GAA Club is based on the following values which will guide the development of sport for young people in this club. Young people’s experiences of Gaelic games should be guided by what is best for the children. The stages of development and the ability of the child should determine the types of activity provided within the club. Adults should have a basic understanding of the needs of children, including physical, emotional and personal.
What This Means
Community is at the heart of our Association. Everything we do helps to enrich the communities we serve.
We foster a clear sense of identity and place
We are a volunteer-led organisation.
All our members play and engage in our games as amateurs.
We provide a games programme at all levels to meet the needs of all our players.
We welcome everybody to be part of our Club.
We are anti-sectarian.
We are anti-racist.
We respect each other on and off the playing fields.
We operate with integrity at all levels.
We listen and respect the views of all.
We provide the best playing experience for all our players.
We structure our games to allow players of all abilities reach their potential.
Effective teamwork on and off the field is the cornerstone of our Club.
Ní neart go cur le chéile (There is no strength without working together).