Thousands of children will benefit from a new element to the partnership between Allianz Insurance and Team Ireland this summer.

Allianz is expanding its existing partnership with the Olympic Federation of Ireland in the run-up to Paris 2024 to include a new partnership with the Sport Ireland Campus Kids Camps this summer. The Camps offer children the chance to learn new sports in the fun and inspirational world-class environment of the Sport Ireland Campus.

Attendees will get to try a wide variety of sports in the same high-performance environment that many Irish Olympians use to train ahead of major competitions.

The world-class facilities will be matched by a fun atmosphere and elite coaching teams with children experiencing everything from the Sport Ireland National Gymnastics Training Centre to the Indoor Athletics Track and the Aquazone waterpark.

Vital

“The Sport Ireland Campus Kids Camps are vital in giving children of all abilities the opportunity to try out different sports in the Sport Ireland Campus,” said Sport Ireland CEO Dr Una May.

“We are delighted to partner with Allianz and The Olympic Federation of Ireland to give children the chance to experience the home of Irish Sport and to be inspired by Team Ireland athletes.”

“We are delighted to partner with Allianz and the Sport Ireland Campus Kids Camps to give children a positive starting point in their own sporting journey at the home of Irish sport,” added Olympic Federation of Ireland CEO Peter Sherrard.

“One of the things that makes the Olympic Games so special is the variety of sports on the programme, showcasing a very wide range of skill-sets.”

“The Sport Ireland Campus Kids Camps give children a similar opportunity, in allowing them to try out many different Olympic sports while making memories and friends as they do so.”

Spark

“Allianz is a proud partner of the Olympic Federation of Ireland and through our support of the Sport Ireland Campus Kids Camps we hope to help spark a love of sport in the next generation of athletes,” said Sean McGrath CEO of Allianz Ireland.

“This partnership brings an important local element to the work Allianz is doing globally through our partnership with the Olympic and Paralympic Movements, and we’re excited to work in tandem with the Olympic Federation of Ireland and Sport Ireland Campus to continue to foster a love of sport in as many children as possible.”

On hand to launch the Kids Camp today was Shane Ryan, Irish 50m Swimming Olympian and Nadia Power, Irish 800m Olympian.

“It’s brilliant to see Allianz and Team Ireland coming on board to support the next generation of Irish athletes as they start out on their sporting journey,” said Power.

“The Sport Ireland Campus is open to everyone in Ireland and our high-performance programmes for Olympians sit side by side with our Kids Camps and programmes open to the local community,” concluded Sport Ireland Campus Chief Operating Officer, Michael Murray.

“I’d like to sincerely thank Allianz and Team Ireland for coming on board as sponsor of this year’s summer camps and I’ve no doubt that some of the children who attend may go on to represent Ireland in the years ahead.”

 

Sport for Business Perspective

Children are unique in what makes them tick and what excites them. School and club sport tends towards a team environment which is great but having a headline event like this which covers multiple sports in the high-performance surroundings of the Sport Ireland Campus could provide just the spark to get involved in more, and maybe set sail on the journey towards LA in 2028 or Brisbane in 2032.

 

 

Sport for Business Partners