The Sports Council for
Northern Ireland would like to thank the key partners for their commitment to
the Golden Cow Youth Games.
The Games are organised in
association with Belfast City Council and the Queens University Belfast together
with event sponsor Golden Cow Dairies and Governing Bodies of Sport. With their
continued support, the Golden Cow Youth Games have become firmly established in
the Northern Ireland sporting calendar, increasing in size and quality on an
Pictured above at the Golden Cow Youth Games, from left to right: Professor Ken
Bell of Queens
University, Bert Gault of Golden Cow, Minister for Sport David Hansen and
Professor Eric Saunders OBE, chairman of the Sports Council for Northern
Golden Cow Youth Games were a great success and took place on Saturday 07 & 14th
May 2005 with venues across greater Belfast and beyond. The events involved over
3,500 talented young performers from across the province, representing their
Education and Library Board and County areas and competing against one another
for the honour of becoming Golden Cow Youth Games Champions.
The Golden Cow Youth Games are the biggest multi-sport event to be held for
young people in Northern Ireland. For many of the participants, the Golden Cow
Youth Games are the pinnacle of their sporting career. For others, they have
been a step on the path to future senior international sporting success. The
Golden Cow Youth Games and associated Regional Development Squad programme are
key elements of the Sports Council for Northern Irelandís performance pathway
and Long Term Athlete Development models.
The Golden Cow Youth Games and Regional Development Squad programmes seek to
provide talented young performers with sustained opportunities to develop
themselves and their sporting performances. In the long term, it is hoped that
this will lead to improved performance levels within Northern Ireland sport and
to future sporting success.
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