In Allianz, we have been supporting communities in Ireland for over 100 years. Over that time, championing sport has always been a core part of how we have supported the passions of our customers.
We have been a proud partner of the GAA for over 30 years, longest supporter of Para sport in Ireland through our partnership with Paralympics Ireland of over 10 years, the Olympic Federation of Ireland since 2021 and the Camogie Association since 2022. Through our partnerships, we’ve seen the positive impact sport can have on the lives of anyone, at any age, but particularly for children and young people.
However, while sport is a part of our national DNA, 1 in 5 children stop participating in sport at the transition from primary to secondary school. As the largest insurer of schools in Ireland, insuring over 500,000 children, we want to play a part in stopping the drop in participation through our awareness campaign #StopTheDrop.
We support the children of Ireland through Allianz Cummann na mBunscol , GAA Go Games, Allianz Post Primary Competition, Camán 2 Croker and the Sport Ireland Campus Kids Camps. Through our many partnerships, we enable over 60,000 children annually to engage with sport at national grassroots level. We’re working to be part of the solution that ensures young people from all backgrounds get active and stay active for life.
Coaches, teachers and parents play a vital role in the lives of young people. Their support and encouragement can make all the difference when it comes to a young person choosing to stay in sport or to drop out.
This #StopTheDrop resource hub, created with our partners Move2B, aims to provide practical supports to arm teachers, coaches and parents with the knowledge to help support the next generation. The hub resources will allow young people to navigate the hidden barriers that can often result in them dropping out of sports.
From starting something new, to learning how to bounce back from setbacks and everything else in between, the #StopTheDrop hub has something for everyone.