Games For All Programme
This involves eight to ten-week ‘Games for All’ programmes for adults and young people with various disabilities and takes place at the Sports Complex, Cleveragh. The programme involves a series of warm-up activities, skills sessions and fun games designed to get the participants active in a safe and fun environment. All of the activities, sessions and games are selected because of their inclusive nature and each of the participants commented that they are thoroughly enjoying the programme. The ‘Games For All’ approach provides the adults involved with the opportunity to develop many of the core fundamental skills in sport including, movement, balance, co-ordination, catching and throwing and striking and kicking. This is important as it places the focus on the participants overall sporting and physical development rather than on a specific sport, with the emphasis on fun, enjoyment and social interaction. The programme runs over two separate sessions – one for adults and one for young people – with each session lasting an hour.
Download PDF poster HERE for Autumn/Winter 2016 programme .
For more information please contact Shane Hayes on 071 9161511 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This Sligo Boccia group meet every second Friday at the Irish Wheelchair Association Building, Abbeyville, Sligo, from 1.30 pm to 2.45pm. Boccia is a sport that originates from the favourite Italian pastime. It’s a non-contact, target driven sport, which relies on skill and subtlety, rather than size, strength or speed. Boccia made its first appearance at the 1992 Paralympics in Barcelona. Today, it remains the premier sport for athletes with severe disabilities and provides spectators and competitors with thrilling, high-level competition. The Sligo Boccia group has been running for 6 years now with approximately 6 regular members. Boccia is a fully inclusive sport and people of all ability levels are welcome.
For information on joining Sligo Boccia group please contact Cormac Monaghan. IWA on 07191 55522 or Shane Hayes Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership on 071 9161511, email: email@example.com
Download PDF poster HERE for Autumn/Winter programme
These sessions are targeted at people with a physical disability but able-bodied people (family, friends, and volunteers) are welcome and also come along to participate. The sessions take place every Tuesday, from 7-8pm in the Knocknarea Arena Sports Hall with days/dates depending on hall availability. A qualified basketball coach delivers the sessions and all of the basketball wheelchairs are provided.
For information on Wheelchair Basketball, please contact Shane Hayes on 071 9161511 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Swimming For All
The Sports Inclusion Disability Project offers group swimming lessons for young people with disabilities in the Sano Vitae Leisure Centre at the Clarion Hotel, Sligo. Programmes usually run for 10 weeks at a time and are delivered by qualified disability swim instructors from Splash Swim School. Volunteers with swim qualifications are also used to encourage and support the children in the water.
For those who wish to find out more about Swimming For All programmes please contact Shane Hayes on 071 9161511 or email@example.com
Gym Up Programme (New)
The Gym Up programme promoting positive health and well-being for adults of all ability levels continues weekly at the Regional Sports Centre, Cleveragh. The Gym up sessions are supported and by a qualified fitness and exercise professional and take place every Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm. The variety of exercises included aim to provide an all-round, supervised workout in a community based setting which is safe and enjoyable. For more information please contact Shane Hayes on 071 9161511 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Blind Soccer is a five a side version of football and can be played outdoors on AstroTurf or indoors if required. The ball contains a bell or rattle to constantly give off a sound and the rule of the game ensure that play remains free flowing and safe. Regardless of your vision all players are blindfolded so all players are equal. SSRP with support from the FAI and NCBI are currently developing a Blind Soccer team in the North West. If interested contact Shane Hayes on 0719161512 or email@example.com
The sport of Hand Cycling for people with physical disabilities has been introduced successfully through the SSRP Sports Inclusion Disability Programme. Hand Cycling is a great upper body workout and can provide a great sense of freedom for persons with disabilities. The sport is growing in popularity in Ireland as awareness around hand cycling increases. The hand cycling programme enables people with physical disabilities to develop their fitness and strength whilst also getting the social benefits of being involved in regular training sessions with others.
For those who wish to find out more about the Hand Cycling programme please contact Shane Hayes on 071 9161511 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Since November 2014, Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership (SSRP) has been working with Sligo/Leitrim Mental Health Services (Health Service Executive West) and Mental Health Ireland (MHI) to provide a community football programme to make sport more accessible for people with mental health problems in the North West. Physical activity is an important part in the treatment of some mental health conditions and its benefits in promoting positive mental and physical well-being are well documented. People from mental health services are significantly less likely to participate in sport and regular physical activity and the social soccer project was established to tackle this issue. Initially aimed at individuals form Sligo/Leitrim Mental Health services the programme has now been opened to the wider community. By working together the various partners involved have identified, recruited and supported local adults from communities around the county to initiate and maintain their involvement in the programme. The Social Soccer project has the power to improve mental well-being through sport and social inclusion, delivering real benefits to people with mental health problems and can continue to go from strength to strength through the continued support and commitment of the agencies involved. The sessions take place every Tuesday from 1pm-2pm at the Knocknarea Arena, IT Sligo and any adults interested in playing soccer in a fun, non-competitive environment are welcome.
For more information on the Social Soccer programme contact Shane Hayes on 071 9161511 or email@example.com