National Youth Council
National Youth Council is an initiative that came to the fore in 2017
The establishment of the Youth Council ensures that the voice of all young people within the organisation will be heard, and in turn shape the future of No Name Club. Each year clubs have the opportunity to nominate young people to the National Youth Council. This ensures that we have a diverse range of opinions and views from around the country. Nominated representatives work directly with the Board of Directors to ensure that the youth of the organisation have a real input into the future plans and strategic approach long term.
“No Name Club Youth Council will provide a voice for young people, inspire change, strengthen bonds, and create a positive impact at National Level.”
Young members are encouraged to take part in local community and charitable events, increasing their awareness of social responsibility and the power of change.
Youth Council Members
My Name is Alex Kelly and I volunteer at the Naas No Name Club. I was a member in the year 2019-2020. I really enjoyed the club and that made me decide to apply for the youth council as I wanted to be a voice for all the young people in their clubs across the country. The No Name Club holds a special place in my heart and I am delighted to be a part of the Youth Council so I can voice the opinions and ideas of our young people.
Hi, my name is Aoife Harte. I volunteer with Kilkenny No Name Club. I recently graduated from DCU where I studied engineering and I am currently working part-time with CTYI. As a Youth Council member, I want to engage as much as possible with the members of our clubs and make the council more widely known.
My name is Darragh Kennedy. I am 22 and am from the Claremorris No Name Club. I have been a member of the National Youth Council since 2020. Since then I have made some amazing memories and friends through my involvement on the Youth Council and No Name Club as a whole. My time on the council has served as a link between our young people and the board of directors and most importantly letting youth voices be heard. I have been involved in the organization of events with a particular highlight of mine being the No Name Clubs Virtual Conference in 2021.
Hey, name is Fionnán Gallagher. I’m from the small village of Ballindine in Co.Mayo and I’m a member of Claremorris NoName Club! I’m currently in first year college studying Commerce International in UCD. This is my first year as a member of the Youth Council and I’m really hoping I can help with the re-opening as many clubs we can after the pandemic as-well as represent the clubs in the west to the best of my ability.
Hi, my name is Laoise Halloran. I joined the No Name Club as a club member in 2016 and then moved up the ranks to becoming a youth leader over time. I joined for something to do after school with a friend and quickly came to really enjoy it. After attending the National Youth Awards, I got an insight into what the Youth Council was like and the work that it does in linking in with individual clubs and ensuring that the No Name Club values are upheld. I listened to how previous members enjoyed it, found it rewarding and decided to apply for it. I have been on the Youth Council for two years now, and have acted as Chairperson during this time also. I find it extremely rewarding.
Hi I’m Luke, I come from Killarney No Name Club. I joined the Youth Council with the aim of being the bridge between the “adult leader” and the youth club members. If you have a problem, I will endeavor to help you out. If you see me walking around with a GoPro on my head “hit me up”
My name is Siobhán Hoare and I am 21 years old. I joined Kilbride No name club (Roscommon) when I was 16. I had an amazing three years being a member of the No Name Club so I know how the organisation works very well. In 2019 I was fortunate to take part in the end of year competition ‘Club Member of the Year’ where I was delighted to be one of the winning participants. I am now a member of the Youth Council where we aim to be a voice for all club members. This is my third year on the Youth Council and I really love it. I want club members to feel free to reach out to the Youth Council online or at any organisation events that we attend.