We are excited to announce the Return of the Teen Connect Project Team

From January to June 2023.

Key dates :

Leadership course dates :

In Person:
January 7th: Saturday Meet up all day event Location :T. B. D


Monday January 16th 7pm-8:30pm
Monday January 23rd 7pm-8:30pm
Monday January 30th 7pm-8:30pm
Monday February 6th 7pm-8:30pm

In Person:
Monday February 13th All Day Location T.B.D

Regional Meet ups February-April:

Will be decided with the regional co-ordinators. They will be mainly in person every two weeks.

Teen Connect National Event:

June 24th/ 25th

What the Project will involve:

Leadership course January and February

  • Two in person days 4 zoom sessions

Regional Hubs February to April
Regional meet ups

  • Creating an event/ project to raise awareness as a regional Group!

National Teen Connect event May and June
Paddling skills

  • Each individual will be supported in choosing and achieving a goal within paddlesports. E.g level two skills award, instructor award.

What you will receive by the end of project

  • Certificate in Leadership
  • Use it as a community project for Bronze Gaisce
  • CV reference
  • Award/on the journey to completing a Canoeing award Skills /instructor/coach award.
  • Teen Connect Beanie and Bridge The Gap t-shirt.

Skills you will develop

  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Project planning
  • Budgeting
  • Personal kayaking skills

Apply here –

Application Deadline 15th of December

Open to –

Teenage girls ages 15-17 years old

Video on why join the project team?

Why Join the Project Team? Hear why last years Project Team got involved!

Testimonies from past Project Team Members!

Teen connect helped me to meet other teenage girls my own age, the one thing we all had in common was our love for paddle sports. We learned to work as a team to organise various local and national events.
We had speakers to talk to us about advertising events how to video and put together advertising for our events. We got to meet teen girls from all over the country, and try various different disciplines of water sports water polo slalom SUP etc. Fantastic to see so many females on board and enjoying the events. Thank you teen connect. I learned a lot and got to meet some fantastic women in paddle sports..


Being part of the Teen Connect Project Team helped me develop valuable skills and meet tons of new people. I feel like we made a real difference and had fun doing it. I’d highly recommend anyone thinking of applying this year to go for it!


I really enjoyed being apart of the TY project team. I made loads of new friends, learned lots of new skills like planning and organising and had great fun on the water! If you get the opportunity you should definitely go for it!
– Méabh


It presented me with many new experiences and opportunities and introduced me to some great friends.


It was a great opportunity to be a part of the team, I had a great time and made good friends.