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Games For All

Overview of Games for All Committee 

The Games for All Committee will in the areas of inclusion and integration provide the GAA with oversight and strategic direction while supporting the GAA’s vision that ‘everyone be welcomed to participate fully in our games and culture, that they thrive and develop their potential, and be inspired to keep a lifelong engagement with our Association.’  (Inclusion in the context of the GAA refers to making our Association and games accessible to persons of all abilities and needs; integration refers to opening our Association and games to people from all cultures, traditions and backgrounds.)

Responsibilities 

The committee will sit for three years (2018-2021) and will oversee the establishment and ongoing development of the following:

(a) Conduct an audit of existing activities deemed to fall under the umbrella of GAA Games for All and Benchmark findings against the GAA’s 2009-2015 Inclusion Strategy

(b) Promote best practice and offer strategic direction and guidance to the GAA through he development of a new Inclusion & Integration Strategy and Action plan, taking into consideration all relevant actions outlined in the GAA’s Strategic plan 2018-2021

(c) support the development and promotion of a disability inclusion training module for GAA coaches and members accessible face-to-  face and through the e-learning portal

(d) Grow awareness of and participation in existing Games for All activities including wheelchair hurling, football for ALL, and Fun and Run, Have a Go Days, ect

(e) Improve the promotion and celebration of games for All activities through GAA communications channels, events, and conferences,  and external media coverage

(f) Identify best-practice Games for All case studies and make available to all units for learning and replication

(g) Develop and promote a calendar for Games for All activities allowing input across all levels of Association (national, provincial, county, club)

(h) Support the delivery of an impactful Respect Initiative in collaboration with the national RESPECT task force

(i) Submit an annual report on activities by 30th November for inclusion in the Reports of Sub-Committees to Congress

(j) Review Term to Reference annually and carry out other tasks assigned to it by Coiste Bainistíochta.

 

It shall achieve this by promoting and providing: 

  • Leadership in promoting the inclusion and integration agenda at every level of the Association through a new Integration and Inclusion Strategy for the GAA.
  • Opportunities – including appropriate  initiatives – that assist GAA units in enhancing inclusion and integration.
  • Appropriate partnerships with statutory, community, and commercial entitles that facilitate access to services aligned with members’ needs.
  • Policies that ensure governance and accountability in matters relating to inclusion and integration across all levels of the Association.
  • Appropriate training to assist GAA volunteers holding related roles or sitting on related committees in fulfilling their duties.
  • Evaluation data on the outcomes of inclusion and integration enhancing initiatives.
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