Christmas Events to put a smile on your face

We love Christmas here at Claremont Stadium.

Santa is due to call here for breakfast on 9th December at 10.30am and we are all wondering what to serve him for his meal. We have had a few odd suggestions, such as Steak and chips but we feel breakfast is breakfast. So our menu todate is: Juice, cereal, sausages, yogurt, and milk. If you have any suggestion please let us know.

After breakfast he will spend time with each boy and girl and give them an early christmas surprise present.  With games set up in the room and a craft table everyone is bound to catch the Christmas spirit.

His journey to us is made possible by Royal Masterpeace, Navan and we would like to thank them for their generous sponsorship.

After Christmas Day, what better way to start the new year than to join in with our Annual 5K road race. This year the race will commemorate Rita Brady and Robbie Byrne,both worked tirelessly throughout their lives to make the stadium a reality.

Booking can be made on line at www.navanac.ie

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!