October saw a welcome return to activities for our athletes and volunteers, as well as the launch of our athletics club! 15 athletes have graduated from our Young Athletes’ Programme to the athletics club (and we have a waiting list already!) under the expert tutelage of Maria and Dara Carr from Lambay Sports and Athletics.We were delighted to be given a CovID Emergency Funding grant by Fingal County Council, which we put to use in purchasing a personalised bag of sports equipment for every athlete in our club; due to CovID safety protocols our use of equipment in sessions was limited so providing each athlete with their own equipment is a big help, thank you Fingal County Council. We are also grateful to Decathlon Ireland for their discount to make our fund go even further, and to our volunteers for sourcing and storing equipment, and assembling the packs. Having their own equipment also allows our athletes to practice their skills at home; we’ve been enjoying the photos and videos of the equipment being put to use all over North Dublin! There are some future coaches among our athletes judging from the brilliant obstacle courses they are building Lambay Sports Academy have also given a boost to the club via their recent anniversary race, where our club was their nominated charity. A fabulous sum of €885 was raised which will be used to support our new athletics club. Thank you to LSA and everyone who donated.