Special Olympics Clubs
There are 385 clubs throughout Ireland which have been established to run Special Olympics Sports Programmes. These clubs have been set up by community groups, intellectual disability service providers and special schools. They provide sports training and coaching for athletes with intellectual disabilities, on a weekly basis, and are usually organised by volunteers from within the local community.
Each club elects a Club Management Team from its volunteers and this small group is responsible for the effective running of each club.
The Club Management Team, work closely with all its volunteers to provide:
- Sports training and competition opportunities
- A safe secure environment
- FUN & friendship!
Special Olympics aims to promote the all-round development of each individual athlete, integrating the person into local communities and giving him/her opportunities for personal development and achievement. All this may be achieved by becoming a member of a Special Olympics Club. Click on the regional links on the left of this page to find a club close to you!