After a year's delay, we are delighted to announce that the LGFA backed secondary school athlete mentor programme returns for the 2021/22 school year.
Delivered in conjunction with Youth Sport Trust, and with a nationwide team of inter county players at the ready, we are committed to teaching junior cycle students about the long-term physical and mental health benefits of playing ladies’ Gaelic football and aim to reduce the numbers of 12-15 year olds dropping out as a result. Our athlete mentors will host workshops and take training sessions in the chosen schools in each county throughout the school year to deliver the programme. Added to that, each of the winning schools will receive a brand new set of jerseys for their ladies’ football team.
Since 2016, Lidl has brought #SeriousSupport to the Ladies Gaelic Football Association and its members on a local and national level by investing over €5million. During this time, we have seen a shift in attitudes towards the game and support rising to an all-time high with multiple attendance records broken. And yet a significant gap still exists between ladies Gaelic footballers and their male counterparts at all levels of the game.