SpikeBall at Claremont

For those who have no knowledge of Spikeball here is a brief introduction to this fast paced game.

It is 4v4 Volleyball with a slight difference. And that the 2nd touch of the ball is a catch and throw. This makes sure the game is more fun, more opportunity for the team members to hit the ball.

Claremont Stadium is lucky to have the expertise of Volleyball Ireland Coach Dwyne Hill to help run this fun hour. It takes place on Friday afternoons at 4.30pm.

We would like to encourage all children between the age of 7 & 12 years to come along (with a parent) to experience Spikeball.

The cost for the hour is €2.

 

Thank you, for your ongoing support

 Claremont Stadium Thanks Community for On-going Support

 

The Staff and Management of Claremont Stadium wish to thank the Community for their support over the last few difficult months and particularly in recent weeks.

Earlier this year a Receiver was appointed over the lands of Claremont Stadium Club and from 25th July the Stadium has been for sale on the open market.

Claremont Stadium continues to operate as normal and the Board of Management is working hard behind the scenes to secure the future of the facility for the many groups and clubs that use the Stadium.

“We are in negotiation with the Receiver. The management company has made an attractive offer and we are optimistic that we can work towards a positive outcome” says Chairperson, Ann Lister.

Nearly 40 years servicing the Community in sports, education, and social activities, the Stadium has established itself as a valuable asset to the people of Navan and surrounding communities.

The Stadium is the home training grounds for Navan Athletic Club and Parkvilla Football Club that have a combined membership of over 1,200, of which 800 are children. Many other clubs, such as Navan Special Olympics, Navan Badminton, Mens SHED, Special Hands and Navan Girls Guides, use these vital facilities and have done so for years. Organisations such as Meath Local Sports Partnership, Meath Athletics, Cultur and Meath Partnership use the facility also for programmes and events throughout the year.

Offices in the Stadium are rented to two Community Employment Schemes that support those long-term unemployed to get back into the workforce and a local training initiative, Navan Career Start, runs courses for early school-leavers to up-skill and retrain.

“We make these facilities affordable for clubs and organisations that have no alternatives in Town”, says Stadium Manager, Marjan Boers, “and support them in their development, where we can”.

Claremont Stadium is in receipt of funding from Pobal towards staff costs under the Community Services Programme. It currently employs seven people and sponsors five Community Employment Places. “The facility is dependent on support from Pobal and CE and could not provide the services and programmes without it”, says Board Secretary, Bob Cumbers.

In recent years the Stadium received funding from an ESB Fund to develop the Lounge area into a multi-purpose training facility and this has attracted many new groups and activities. Currently, the focus is on renovating and expanding a training room, upgrading the dressing rooms and creating wheelchair access, through funding received from the Dormant Accounts Fund administered by Pobal. Funds will be made available after the present situation is resolved.

The Board of Management is committed to securing the future of the Stadium for all and welcomes the continued support of the Community. You can help by signing and sharing the petition (Save Our Stadium), talking to your local politicians, backing the present Board of Management in their negotiations and asking Meath County Council, from whom the lands are leased, not to consent to a sale to a third party.

We thank you for your on-going support!

 

Claremont Campaign – Save Our Stadium

Claremont Campaign – Save Our Stadium

With over 80 sports, educational and social groups using our Stadium as their base we are aware of how many people pass through our doors.

Your support means a lot, please sign the petition Ross Kelly set up. We are heading towards 2,000 signatures,  can you get us over the line and further? Claremont Stadium Navan  

The link for the petition is: here

Half Day Activity Workshops for Children

August can be a busy month, but often parents find it hard to answer the question, “What can I do, today?”

Claremont Stadium in an effort to help parents with active children has 4 very different workshops planned.

They are:

July 19th – Arts and Crafts with Isabella Fulop.

On 10th of August, The Brickxclub will provide enough ideas on how to be creative with Lego for children of 5 years and upwards.

18th August we have a choice of SpikeBall or Jewellery, and both start at 3pm. Please see posters for more information.

Places are limited, please phone us to make sure of a place.

Mother and Baby Fitness Class

With such a diverse number of people in our community stepping into their running shoes, we have noticed that there is one group who are not getting the help and attention they deserve and might need – new mums and their babies.

It is often hard to get back into fitness and shape after having a baby. With this in mind, Paul Tully (Personal Trainer) will start a mother and baby fitness class in September. Paul has run many classes here in the stadium and is well known in the area. His website is http://paultullyfitness.com/

If you are interested in joining his group please let us know by contacting us on facebook or by ringing the stadium 046 9029693

Simon Cumbers & Paddy Hyland Road Race

With over 700 entries Claremont Stadium will be busy tomorrow, 12th May.

This event hosted by Navan AC has become an annual race in many athlete’s calendar. The race starts at 8pm and their will be post refreshments afterwards in Claremont Stadium Hall.

We would like to wish everyone who is coming to the event a great night.

How the Wheel can help your organisation

The Wheel is delighted to invite you to a special afternoon with Marjan Boers, The Wheel Regional Champion for Meath, Louth and Cavan, to learn more about how The Wheel can support you and your organisation.

The Wheel is a support and representative body connecting community and voluntary organisations and charities across Ireland.

The event will take place at the Claremont Stadium (Commons Road, Navan, Co. Meath, C15 TX9T) on Tuesday 7 March, from 4pm -6pm, (registration from 3.30pm).

This will be your opportunity to learn about The Wheel Regional Support Programme, the 2017 Training Calendar and publications, funding supports available and opportunities to manage costs, as well as other services and supports from The Wheel.

You can also look forward to networking, and renewing acquaintances, with other community and voluntary organisations in your region at this event.

Ivan Cooper, Director of Public Policy here at The Wheel, will be on hand to provide you with an overview of the ‘big issues’ facing the sector and will welcome your questions and queries on the following topics:

  • Commitments in the Programme for Government to support the sector and The Wheel’s strategy to progress them
  • Commissioning for Communities – our work to shape emerging commissioning practice with DPER, Tusla and the HSE
  • The new Charity Regulator’s priorities
  • Public trust and confidence in charities: where are we now – and what else needs to be done?

This will be an invaluable opportunity for you to share – with each other and The Wheel – the issues you face and the supports you need to do your work better.

If you’d like to attend, contact Marjan at claremontmanager@eircom.net or (046) 9029693.

We look forward to seeing you on the 7 March.

Let 2017 be the year that you succeed in climbing Croagh Patrick

Croagh Patrick is a well known challenge to everyone. This May, we are holding a fundraising day out. The date for your diary is 20th May. We propose to travel by bus to Croagh Patrick where we will climb the mountain, then on the way back to Navan, stop and have a meal before continuing our journey.

If you would like to join in the fun, please contact us by email; claremontevents@eircom.net

or phone us at 046 9029693.

As I have already mentioned this is a fundraising event and we will ask you to find sponsorship. The minimum amount is €100 but in return we will pay for your seat on the bus and for a meal after the climb.