The Sky Sports Living For Sport programme was launched in Ireland last year by Olympic boxing Gold-medallist Katie Taylor.
Sky Sports Living for Sports is a free programme that teaches 11–16 year old students to develop key life-skills through sports. Sky Ireland is encouraging 1000’s of young people across a third of secondary schools in Ireland to register to take part over the next three years.
The programme gives school children an exciting opportunity to receive a visit into their school from a successful Irish athlete. Each Athlete Mentor has been specially selected to share the story of the challenges and achievements on their journey to success. As part of the initiative, they will visit secondary schools throughout Ireland to inspire pupils and encourage them to apply the life lessons they’ve learned through success in sport.
Among the mentors is Portlaoise’s Alison Miller who was a member of the historic Irish Grand Slam Winning team in 2013. Other mentors include canoeist Eoin Rheinisch, boxer Michael Conlan, former Munster Rugby star Alan Quinlan and Paralympic Hand Cyclist Gold Medalist Mark Rohan.
Also involved in the project are top Rally Driver Craig Breen, Equestrian Paralympian Eilish Byrne, Modern Pentathalete Natalya Coyle, 400m runner Brian Gregan, Paralympic athlete and double gold medalist Michael McKillop and Equestrian Olympian Camilla Spiers
Interested parties can nominate a school by visiting https://livingforsport.skysports.com/user/select-country/ and fill in the short form.
After receiving a nomination, the secondary school has until midnight on May 31 to plan a project with Sky Sports Living For Sport. In addition to joining the programme, successful applicants will enter a draw to win an IPad.