COMMUNITY

ROVERS IN THE COMMUNITY

Giving Back to
the Community

Our main goals when setting up our community program was to be a more visible presence in our community and surrounding areas. We identified three areas in which we could put our resources to increase this presence and make an impact in the community.

Schools

Developing Strong
Relationships in Schools

We set about working with mainly primary schools trying to introduce Shamrock Rovers into the lives of young children from the age of 5 to 10 years old. Our goal here to hopefully make a connection with these kids that lasts long into adulthood. Building a lifelong affiliation with Shamrock Rovers as the saying goes “Once a Hoop, Always a Hoop”.

We roll out eight week programs with primary schools across Tallaght and as far away as Kildare that incorporates skills based learning games for both boys and girls. At the end of these programs the kids will do a project on the famous Hoops and what they learned from the soccer program. The club will provide free match tickets for every child that has taken part over the eight week period.

ROVERS SCHOOLS

St. Aidan’s Primary School Brookfield, Tallaght
St. Anne’s Primary School Fettercairn, Tallaght
St. Mark’s Junior School Springfield, Tallaght
St. Kevin’s Primary School Kilnamanagh, Tallaght
St. Thomas’ Junior School Jobstown, Tallaght
St Colmcilles’s Junior National School Knocklyon

We’ve also a coach, Eoghan O’Meara, an ex-Shamrock Rovers player, who works in schools in Co. Kildare on behalf of the club through his own Shooting Stars soccer programs.

Scoil Muir Leixlip, Co. Kildare
Scoil Eoin Phoil Leixlip, Co. Kildare
Scoil Bhride Leixlip, Co. Kildare
Presentation Girl’s School Maynooth, Co. Kildare
Mulhussey National School Mulhussey, Co. Kildare
Scoil Choca Naofa Kilcock, Co. Kildare
St. Joseph’s National School Kilcock, Co. Kildare

“It’s to get kids to have an association with their area – to be proud of where you are from and to associate that with Shamrock Rovers”

GRAHAM GARTLAND, SHAMROCK ROVERS COMMUNITY OFFICER

Clubs

Developing Strong
Relationships

We are currently working with, and working towards having closer and more professional relationships with other football clubs in the Tallaght area and beyond.

This will involve a club night for these football clubs which involves their teams playing at half time at Tallaght stadium on a Shamrock Rovers match night with one of their older teams providing the ball boys on the night. There will also be an invitation to the rest of the club to attend the game.

Our Shamrock Rovers first team players will be available to attend presentations and official club events when requested with Hooperman also available for more fun based activities for the kids in your football club. Our goal is to become more open and accessible to our fellow football clubs in Tallaght and the greater Dublin area. We want to work with clubs to try give their own teams a taste of a “LIVE” football experience, that makes the kids want to come back again and again.

It’s Good to Talk

The project we, as a club, will focus on this season will be Mental Health. We feel as a club we can help promote and highlight support groups and programs that people who struggle with Mental Health may avail of. We recently sponsored the fantastic Tallaght Taks event run by our own strength and conditioning coach Darren Dillon, along with Senator Lynn Ruane, and we will be looking to promote other events centered around Mental Health.

CHARITY PARTNERS

Good Causes
and Charities

Over the years many good causes and charities have benefited from an involvement with Shamrock Rovers FC, raising thousands of euros.

Throughout this period, the Club will work closely to develop strong relationships, help to implement activities and promote these important organisations and initiatives where possible.

As a professional sports organisation, we are regularly contacted by charities and individuals asking for support, such as bucket collections, events or donations. Due to the large number of requests, the Club is not always able to assist every charity appeal. The official status approach allows the Club to invest more time with the chosen charities to help make the association a success.

All organisations are welcome to apply for a future Shamrock Rovers Official Charity Partner status – it will be reviewed at the end of the year. Simply contact Rita Fitzimons at the Shamrock Rovers office on 01-4605948 for any further information.

Our nominated charity partner is NCH Tallaght:

2017/18 OFFICAL

ROVERS AGAINST RACISM

ROVERS AGAINST RACISM

Show Racism
the Red Card

The League of Ireland and Shamrock Rovers FC welcomes all supporters to its grounds and condemns any form of bigotry and discrimination in football. Shamrock Rovers FC does not condone hostile abuse of individual players, spectators or officials based on ethnic or cultural background, nationality, or religious affiliation. Those found to be involved in any such behaviour may face ejection from the ground and will be reported to the Gardaí.

Shamrock Rovers Football Club, in all its activities, will not discriminate, or in any way treat anyone less favourably, on grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital status, ‘race’, nationality, ethnic origin, colour, religion or belief, ability or disability.

Shamrock Rovers Football Club will not tolerate harassment, bullying, abuse or victimisation of an individual, which for the purposes of this policy and the actions and sanctions applicable is regarded as discrimination.

Shamrock Rovers Football Club commits itself to the immediate investigation of any claims, when it is brought to its attention, of discrimination on the above grounds and where such is found to be the case, a requirement that the practice stop and sanctions imposed as appropriate.

Shamrock Rovers Football Club is committed to a policy of equal treatment of all members and requires all members to abide by and adhere to the policies and the requirements of the relevant legislation – Equal Status Act 2000-2004, Employment Equality Act 1998 and 2004, Prohibition of Incitement to Hatred Act 1989 as well as any amendments to these acts and any new legislation.

Shamrock Rovers Football Club commits itself to the immediate investigation of any claims, when it is brought to its attention, of discrimination on the above grounds and where such is found to be the case, a requirement that the practice stop and sanctions imposed as appropriate.

It is club policy that one of the terms and condition of season tickets is that holders do not take part in racist abuse. Any such activity will result in the cancellation of the holder’s season ticket.