The publication by The Gaelic Athletic Association, The Camogie Association, Ladies Gaelic Football Association, GAA Handball Ireland and the Rounders Council of Ireland Our Games – Our Code, the Joint Code of Best Practice in Youth Sport, is indeed a momentous occasion for all who work with underage players and vulnerable adults in our respective Associations.
This Code brings together the collective good practice experiences of our Associations while also recognising the legislative, organisational and statutory guidance that governs our work with young people and children. Our Games – Our Code will assist us in supporting and directing our members and all units of our Associations in our work with underage teams in a coordinated and developmental manner.
Our Associations, in common with others who work with young people and children on a daily basis, will continue to abide by and integrate child welfare legislation and statutory guidance into our work, regardless of the jurisdiction in which we operate. In upholding this principle, the welfare of the child shall always be our paramount consideration, whether it is on the playing fields, in the training of our underage players, the recruitment of our coaches or the many other developmental and social opportunities that we offer our underage players on a daily and weekly basis.
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