2019 Club Growth Symposium

2019 Club Growth Symposium


Saturday 23 March 2019

Hodson Bay Hotel 


Discounted lunch will be available on the day

After the success of last year's inaugural Club Growth Symposium the group volunteers are bringing it back to you for 2019.

The Club Growth Symposium is BY CLUBS, FOR CLUBS. It is a day for clubs to get together in conversation to share initiatives and ideas for growing club membership.

The day will be full of panel discussions and facilitated workshops on ...

  • Connecting with your members
  • Digital Marketing to help you grow
  • Training tools and innovations
  • Sharing eachothers success and learning from collaboration
  • Full agenda will be published soon.

If you have any questions or input please email


The organising committee of the Club Growth Symposium is made up of sailors and committee members from east and west. Their goal is to share first hand ideas and help clubs throughout the country to develop and share ideas. The group consists of ...

Nikki Curran   Sligo Yacht Club & Irish Sailing Board Member – Nikki is the Chairperson of the Participation Policy Group, the current Junior and Training Officer for SYC and worked in the Hotel Industry specialising in event management.

George Kingston Kinsale KYC, RCYC and RstGYC Member – sailing courses through George’s blood and his current job with Google as Global Program Manager brings a passionate and professional approach to innovative sailing programmes at the Symposium.

Kevin Leonard Royal Irish Yacht Club Member & Skipper/Powerboat Instructor with  - Kevin has worked in the Sailing industry for over 20 years now, as an instructor and business development manager. He has served as a committee member, junior committee member and J.O. in the past in the RIYC.

Ciaran O’Brien    Director of Gartan Outdoor Education and Training Centre and sailing all his life – Ciaran brings energy and the latest developments and innovations in Outdoor Education designing, implementing and developing outdoor programmes.

Maeve  Buckley   Schull Harbour Sailing Club Member and a board member of the Federation of Irish Sport – Maeve is one of the go-to people in Irish sport when it comes to strategic planning and is a facilitating how to make things better in Sport.


Ciarán Murphy    Regional Development Officer supports the group and helps to facilitate ideas and plans.

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