Thursday, 30 August 2012

Sáile autumn activities schedule

Dear Supporter/Volunteer,

I hope this update finds you all well.  We have been keeping busy here at Sáile since we last spoke at Christmas and would like to take the chance to update you on the activities available over the coming autumn months. We have recently acquired a new prefab space (~10x8m)and are busy preparing it  for birthday parties, fitness classes, workshops and meetings. The C~Room will be available to hire from September.

Autumn Activity Schedule for the big kids (adults!)
Social Games are a great way to keep fit, have fun, learn new skills and make friends all year round. The games are open to everyone. A pay and play policy operates with teams selected on the night. Try it out! New people always welcome.
Mon:               Mixed Hockey             8.30pm starting 24th September
Tues:               Ladies Soccer             7pm start date tbc
Wed:                Men's Soccer              8pm ongoing
Thurs:             Tag Rugby                  7pm starting27th September

Autumn Activity Schedule for the kids:
Mon:               Grassroots Tennis      ages 5-10yrs 
starting on Monday 10th September from 3.30pm. Contact Sabine: 087 9 87 27 83 
Tues:               Concept Soccer           ages 6-11yrs
start date tbc
Wed:                Basketball                   ages 12-16yrs             
starting 12th September at 2pm. Contact Sabine: 087 9 87 27 83 
Thurs:             Fun Football              ages 9-14yrs               
starting 20th September, 5-6pm. Contact Craig: 087 417 42 01
Friday:            Hockey Coaching       ages 8-14yrs
starting September from 3.30pm. Contact

Special Offers: Make the most of the remaining summer holidays! August Back 2 School Special; 5-aside pitch, tennis court, basketball court, only €10 per hour!
Back 2 School offer applies to U17's, up to 6pm, U14's require an adult supervisor. please ring ahead if possible as the office is not manned at all times
Hooked on Hockey? Thank you all for your support in introducing under-age hockey into Kinsale. The numbers of children attending the 4 coaching sessions in May far exceeded our expectations and was a resounding success. Kinsale Hockey Club will hold their first AGM on Monday 27th August, Trident Hotel at 7pm. Everyone welcome If you are unable to attend but would be interested in the outcome of the meeting, please email with your name and contact information.
Next Event: Annual Family Fun Day is on Sunday, 16th September at 2pm. All the usual favourites plus a few extra's including bouncy castle, pony rides, face painting, music and much more! Suggestions and/or help always welcome. We would love to hear from youJ

Fundraising Status

Our fundraising efforts are now focused on the indoor Sports and Community Centre, which will feature an indoor sports/community hall, a boxing/martial arts dance studio, meeting rooms, gymnasium, childcare facilities.  We estimate this centre to cost €1.5m.  Once built this facility will benefit all of the community and we are asking local clubs, groups, schools, businesses  and  individuals to help fundraise toward your centre, to get involved and play your part once again.   See attachment. Check out our website for more fundraising photos and to hear all the news on the Sports development especially the hockey club.

Grant Applications

We are delighted to have been awarded €20,000K from the Cork County Council Community Fund 2012 toward building a new Sports and Community Centre.  It's a great endorsement for the project and a much needed boost to our fundraising efforts. We have submitted a strong application for funding to the Sports Capital Programme 2012 which was released earlier this year.  Thanks to all groups, clubs and committees that wrote letters of support which were sent with the application.  Local TD's and councillors will also be making strong representation for our case to the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport.

Your continued support is very much appreciated going forward.

Kind Regards,
Anne Murphy