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.

 

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.

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.

 

Walking Group – Getting Motivated

Claremont Stadium’s Walking Group had a highly motivated walker drop in on Thursday 20th January to check in on our progress. Lucy Dillon of MLSP and Operation Motivation brought a ray of sunshine to the track. She gave everyone in the group some inspiring tips for walking regarding a simple stretching exercise, then joined in for a fast paced mile walk. The group ended the session with a few more stretches and all agreed it was a fun filled hour. We are looking forward to our next few weeks of meet ups.

As Lucy pointed out there are many additional benefits to walking besides the obvious; fresh air and exercise. Walking has been proven to improve our sense of wellbeing, influence our mood and in our case  make new friends. As we age walking is an easily affordable past time for us to stick to and when we add in a friend or two to the mix it makes it more fun for all involved.

We will continue to walk every Thursday at 11am and we are not regimented with our structure. We walk at a pace to suit each individual, with the promise of a cup of tea at the end to push us along. 

 

Breakfast with Santa 2016

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This Christmas Santa arrived in style to help us celebrate Christmas.

We have been told his reindeers are in training for the Christmas Day, so his sleigh will be pulled by a special trike.

He spent time with all of the children and their parents while they ate breakfast.Thank you to everyone who attended this event and to all of our volunteers. We would also like to thank Royal Masterpeace Navan who sponsored the event.

It was a busy morning as you can tell from the picture below our volunteers enjoyed it as much as the parents.