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Trophies visit Youth Leadership Training Programme

Community
// 29 Nov 2019

Dundalk FC community officer, Liam Burns, was on hand to present trainees of the Muirhevnamor Youth Leadership Training Programme with their certificates at their ceremony on Friday.

Burns brought the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division trophy, EA SPORTS Cup, Unite the Union Champions Cup and President’s Cup with him for photo opportunities.

The Muirhevnamor Peace Project group was funded by the Special EU Programmes Body and organised a Youth Leadership Training Programme for the Muirhevnamor local training initiative which ran from the 8th July to the 13th July 2019. The trainees received their certificates for organising a multicultural fun day event which on the 13th July which turned out to great success.

Speaking at the event, Burns said: “I would just like to say congratulations to all of the pupils for getting their awards today. I know awards aren’t handed out easily so they must have put a lot of effort and hard work into them, so I commend them all on that.

“When you come up to Oriel Park on a Friday night it’s great to see the crowds getting slightly younger with a variety of different cultures and races amongst them which is absolutely fantastic.

“Also, it would be brilliant to see them kick on again and use this as a stepping stone to push on for more awards. It’s not all about ability, it’s about how you use that ability and how much hard work you put in. I’m a firm believer in that if you put in the hard work, effort and commitment then you will get your reward.”

Project Co-ordinator, Kevin Meenan, added: “I’d just like to say a big well done to everybody in the group who took part in this project and to the Community Restorative Justice for funding it for us and for taking an interest in our group. Personal development training is a big part of what we do along with the academic training that we provide for our learners.

“Our aim to have people work ready for us when they are leaving so that they can gain employment or access to a college course to get a degree which we are quite successful with. The personal development training is a big part of our programme and this added to it greatly.”