By Dan Walsh
An Garda Síochána in Wexford in association with Wexford County Council are delighted to launch the 6th Annual Wexford Garda Youth Awards for 2022.
The awards acknowledge the achievements of young people who are making a difference in their communities and the endeavours of young people who have faced and overcome challenges in their lives within the Wexford Garda Division.
Cathaoirleach of Wexford County Council, Cllr. Barbara-Anne Murphy said; “Wexford County Council is delighted to be associated with this event and is privileged to be able to support this worthwhile community initiative. The Garda Youth Awards recognise that a lot of great work is being done by many talented and dedicated young people in communities throughout County Wexford.”
Cllr. Michael Whelan, Chairman of the Joint Policing Committee said; “Wexford County Council enjoys a very close and strong working relationship with An Garda Síochána, especially through the Joint Policing Committee. The Awards are an important opportunity to celebrate our exceptional young people and the contribution they make in their communities.”
In launching this year’s Awards, Inspector Graham Rowley of Wexford Garda Station, remarked; “Once again, I am delighted to launch the Wexford Garda Youth Awards for 2022. Following national representation and success in last year’s awards, it is clear that there is an abundance of amazing young people, making regular, positive contributions to our community. I would encourage you to take this opportunity to nominate suitable young people, for consideration and recognition in their respective field. This past year has presented unprecedented challenges for our community, we wish to recognise the sacrifices made by young people, as they contribute to their community, both at a local level, and also in wider areas.”
Awards will be presented in four categories:
Individual Award – Making a positive contribution to their community, making it a better place to live.
Group Award – Group of two or more, making a positive contribution to their community, making it a better place to live.
Special Achievement Award – Overcome difficult circumstances, defied all the odds and whose commitment deserves recognition.
Community Safety Award – Through a crime prevention or safety initiative/innovation, have made their community a safer place to live.
Anyone can nominate a young person between the age of 13 and 21 years for an award. This year, due to Covid 19, nominations will be completed through an online process, which is available through the following link:
The closing date for nominations is Monday, June 10th. It is anticipated that the awards ceremony will take place in September 2022. The Awards will be organised in adherence with all Government Covid 19 guidelines.
For further information please contact Inspector Graham Rowley at email@example.com , 053 9165280 or through your local Garda Station.