Finn Harps Football Camps are open to boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 13. The participant must be at least 7 years of age or no older than 13 years of age on the last day of the football camp that they are attending.
All Finn Harps Football Camps venues will be covered by Public Liability Insurance but not for Personal Accident. Finn Harps Football Camp clubs/venues who are participating in Football Camps do not accept any liability regarding the transmission of communicable diseases. All parents/guardians confirm that they are aware of the potential transmission of communicable diseases and are expected to adhere to the latest HSE and FAI guidelines. Parents/guardians confirm that they will not hold Finn Harps or the clubs/venues responsible for any potential infection that may occur. Parents/Guardians acknowledge that HSE and FAI guidelines are changing frequently, and ensure they keep up to date with revised guidelines in place.
Fees & Discounts:
Once the fees have been received by the Finn Harps, a receipt will be issued to you by email. The receipt is confirmation of your child/children’s place on the Finn Harps Football Camps. All bookings are required to be made online through our website portal to ensure parents have completed the necessary documentation.
Family discounts apply to the second, third and fourth child on a booking when made with a full price registration for the first child. Family discounts apply to registrations made at the same time within the same booking and cannot be applied retrospectively.
Cancellations, Refunds & Camp Transfers:
All cancellations must be notified by contacting the Finn Harps camps team at [email protected] . Cancellations that are requested more than seven days before the camp start date will receive a refund, however, will carry a €10 cancellation fee. Cancellation requests received less than seven days prior to camp start date will not be eligible for any refund but participants will be able to collect their boot bag and water bottle (season ticket will be emailed to address used at booking). In the unlikely event that inclement weather forces the cancellation of the full week’s activities a full refund will be issued. If inclement weather causes only partial cancellation of the week, no refund will be issued.
In exceptional circumstances it may be possible to facilitate a transfer of booking(s) to alternative dates/venues. Please note, while we will make every effort to accommodate such requests, we cannot guarantee it will always be possible. If you wish to transfer a booking you must contact us at [email protected] at least seven days prior to the start date of the original booking. Transfer requests made less than seven days prior to the camps start date will not be accepted. Venue and date changes may be facilitated, but substitution of participants is not allowed.
In the event of a cancellation due to a participant being advised by Public Health authorities to either restrict or self-isolate their movements during the camp period due to Covid-19, Finn Harps will facilitate the participant to transfer to an alternative camp subject to the participant no longer having to restrict or self-isolate for the alternative camp period. If there is no suitable camp for the participant to transfer to, Finn Harps will provide a full refund for the cash payment received from the participant.
The information provided is used to help us make sure that your child gets the camp experience they deserve and has a fantastic week of football. Finn Harps will not permit any child to participate in the INTERSPORT Elverys FAI Football Camps Programme without a medical consent form completed by their parent(s)/guardian(s). By signing up to the programme you give your permission to allow your child to be given medical treatment either by way of first aid by a suitably qualified person or by a doctor. You also consent to your child being taken to a doctor or hospital in case of emergency. With child safety and welfare at the forefront, Finn Harps reserve the right to refuse an applicant based on the medical information provided. Finn Harps Football Camps Head coaches are qualified first aiders and are trained to administer Epipen in an emergency anaphylaxis situation. They are not however trained or responsible to administer any other medications or monitor other medical conditions. Camp participants with medical conditions must be capable of self-monitoring and self-administering unless accompanied by a parent/guardian throughout the week. If there is any change to the medical information you provided on your application form you must inform us prior to your Football Camp.
Children with Additional needs:
As above, the information we receive will help us make sure that your child has a fantastic week with us and gets the camp experience they deserve. In the unfortunate event that a disability cannot be accommodated in a safe and secure environment, Finn Harps reserve the right to decline an applicant. Where deemed necessary, Finn Harps will endeavour to provide a support coach to ensure that children with additional needs are accommodated. The cost of the support coach will be covered by Finn Harps for a period of one week, should such assistance be required for the same child in a subsequent week, the cost of same will be borne by the parent/guardian. Finn Harps may contact you in advance of any camp in order to assess the level of assistance required.
All coaches on Finn Harps Football Camps have been Garda Vetted, and have completed at a minimum of Sport Ireland Safeguarding 1 Basic Awareness Course and either a FAI PDP1, PDP2 or PDP3 coaching course or FIFA member equivalent coaching course. The minimum age of a Coach is 16 years of age. In some circumstances, a 16 – 17 year old coach may have responsibility for a group of participants with a series of measures put in place by the Head Coach to ensure the enjoyment of all participants and coaches in a safe environment.
Damages/Injuries/Loss of Possessions:
Finn Harps Football Camps are staffed by accredited FAI who will implement the highest safety measures. Finn Harps will not be held responsible for damages, injuries or loss of possessions. We strongly recommend that all valuables be left at home.
Participants must follow the instructions of the coaching staff in charge. Misbehaviour or bullying and discriminatory behaviour that breaches our policies (see Section 3 Regulation 11 Anti-Discrimination Policy for Football FAI Hand Book), may result in the participant being dismissed from the Football Camp and may result in the termination of participation for the full camp. In the event of such dismissal or termination fees paid will not be refunded. In the interest of safety, participants are not permitted to leave the Football Camp Programme during the coaching session times without the written consent of a parent/guardian. If a child is dismissed from their Football Camp, their parent/guardian will be contacted immediately and appropriate arrangements for the collection of the child will be made should the participant not have parental consent to travel to and from the venue. Incidents of poor conduct will be documented and a copy of the incident report shall be made available to all subjects concerned.
All participants should present in their own training gear at the camp and a light rain jacket is also recommended.
Finn Harps Local Venue Coordinator and Head Coach are responsible to Finn Harps for all activities for the duration of the Football Camps Programme at their local venue. Finn Harps Head Coach in charge will manage all coaching activities during the football camp period in their venue.
Photographic or Video Permission:
By booking your child on the camp you to the use of photographic or video material captured by Finn Harps multimedia personnel. This will only be used by Finn Harps promotional purposes. If the participating child is under a court order or is in care of the HSE the parent/guardian must advise Finn Harps of this in writing before the commencement of the Football Camps.
There are no mobile devices permitted at the Football Camps and use of same is not permissible. There is no responsibility on Finn Harps for their safe keeping and so it is strongly advised that devices are kept at home.
Finn Harps shall not be accountable should the Football Camps programme activities be suspended or cancelled due to adverse weather. In cases where the weather has affected the condition of the playing surface or is deemed so bad that coaching activities have to be suspended, Finn Harps will contact the parent or guardian to advise them of the suspension of coaching activities if necessary. It will then be the responsibility of the parent/guardian to make arrangements to collect their child immediately. The coaching staff will supervise all children until they have been collected.