Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership recently launched its Annual Report 2019 which captures the many programmes, activities and events that took place during the year. Download it HERE
Download the Sport Ireland 2019 LSP Annual Report HERE
Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership included in Sport Ireland Local Sports Partnership Annual Report 2019
Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership is one of 29 Local Sports Partnerships (LSPs) featured in the Annual Report 2019 just published by Sport Ireland. The report outlines the work of the LSP network across the country and highlights innovative programmes and initiatives that are operated locally.
Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership works with trusted professionals and valued volunteers to engage with communities across County Sligo to deliver inclusive, impactful and sustainable programmes and initiatives. These opportunities are tailored to local needs and aim to get people more physically active, involved in sport and improve the mental and physical health of the county.
Nationwide over €22 million was invested in the network of Local Sports Partnerships by Sport Ireland, Local Authorities and partner organisations in 2019 with over half a million people across communities in Ireland taking part in LSP sport and physical activity opportunities.
In 2019 SSRP supported 15,314 participant places across 142 programmes. (Press release continues below)
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Speaking at the launch of the LSP Annual Report, Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin TD said: “It is clear from the figures in the Annual Report that the Local Sports Partnership network has a positive impact in communities, especially for target groups who are often less represented. The Government’s new Covid 19 funding support package will ensure the survival of our vibrant sport sector, particularly the many clubs in local communities throughout the country. It is heartening to see that so many people have recognised the importance of staying active during the crisis. It is important to thank everyone involved in the LSP network for keeping programmes going. We must now seize the opportunity to secure a lasting improvement in the health and wellbeing of our nation by encouraging people to stay involved in sport. I want to acknowledge the contribution of sports volunteers, not just for everything they have done during this public health crisis but for what they do all year round. We will continue to support their growth and provide every opportunity to sustain their ongoing involvement.”
Chief Executive of Sport Ireland, John Treacy, said: “The Sport Ireland Statement of Strategy 2018-2022 highlights the “significant potential contribution that sport can make to enhance quality of life, and tackle many societal and environmental challenges” and the LSP network has placed themselves at the forefront of this journey towards lifelong and inclusive sport for all. I would like to thank all the agencies, groups and individuals who have contributed to this report and also to all the staff and volunteers who were involved in the delivery of the programmes and projects at local level”.
Commenting on the report SSRP Sports Co-ordinator Deirdre Lavin said “I welcome the LSP National Report and it gives me great pleasure to state that the report includes 15,314 participant places in sport and physical activity opportunities supported by SSRP. Working in collaboration with partner agencies, and the many volunteers in sports clubs and community organisations throughout County Sligo is fundamental in enabling SSRP to facilitate opportunities for physical activity and I wish to acknowledge everybody who supported SSRP in making sport and physical activity happen for various target groups throughout the year”
Coming up with different ways to stay active and healthy is now on everyone’s minds. As the ever popular Sligo Womens 5K Series couldn’t be held in its usual format, Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership (SSRP) in association with Supervalu and with support from local Athletics Clubs; Sligo AC, North Sligo AC, Calry AC, Tireragh AC, Corran AC, South Sligo AC and Sligo County Athletics Board have developed an alternative plan to get the women of Sligo walking, jogging and running.
The SSRP Supervalu Womens New Way 5K is a six week virtual 5k training programme for women of all ages and abilities throughout County Sligo. Any women interested can register before Tuesday 16th June and avail of one of the three tailored training programmes available. The ‘Running Rookie’ programme targets beginners whose main goal is to complete the 5K distance at the end of the six week training block. This beginner walk-run programme will also include a series of podcasts available to download which detail the various training sessions which women who are new to walking/jogging and running can follow easily and safely.
‘Breaking 30’ is the intermediate training plan aimed at women whose goal is to try and run their timed 5K in under 30 minutes whilst the ‘Speed Queen’ ‘advanced training option is for women who are targeting a sub 25 minute 5K at the end of the six week training block. Each training programme contains three weekly sessions and each session is 30 minutes in duratioin. Women who are already running regularly and following their own training plans are also welcome to register for the initiative and participate in one of the timed walk/jog/run sessions being delivered by the various clubs in their localities on 28th July. Each of the women who register for the programme can select to participate in a timed 5K of their choice on 28th July supported by one of the various Athletics Clubs closest to their own location. Alternatively, following the training programme there is an option for women to run their 5K in their own time on 28th July and submit their time to SSRP. Although the training programmes and timed walk/jog/run 5K sessions are free, for just a small fee anyone who registers for the initiative will receive a commemorative Womens New Way 5K running vest to remind them of their experience during this unique time.
So ladies, whether you’re a running rookie, a speed queen or maybe something in between, come and join the New Way 5K and get moving the Sligo way.
People of Sligo challenged to take part in BeActive Day 2020
Sligo is challenged to be active on Sunday, 28th June as part of the Sport Ireland National BeActive Day.
Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership (SSRP) is one of 29 Local Sports Partnerships in the country who are coming together to celebrate a day of physical activity and sport and want you to join in and be active.
Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, SSRP has been working hard to ensure the people of Sligo remain physically active.
As part of a national network of 29 Local Sports Partnerships (LSP) SSRP has adapted by using online resources, printed booklets and other innovative means, to ensure that everyone in their community has the opportunity to share in the enjoyment as well as the mental and physical health benefits of sport and physical activity.
International guidelines recommend children are active for at least 60 minutes a day and adults for 30 minutes a day, National BeActive Day is a fun and inclusive way of getting in your daily physical activity.
Launching the event, Chief Executive of Sport Ireland, John Treacy encouraged as many people as possible to take part, “The last few months have been very difficult for people but it has been highly encouraging to see people look after their own health and well-being through taking part in regular sport and physical activity. Research has shown that unprecedented numbers of people are out walking and cycling, which is great to see. As we begin to come out of the restrictions, I think it is more important than ever that we continue to exercise and be physically active every day. I am really looking forward to National BeActive Day and challenge you all to get active, pick a new activity or sport and enjoy it”.
Deirdre Lavin, SSRP Co-ordinator commented, “National BeActive Day is an opportunity to get everyone in the household up and active. You can do it just for fun or add a competitive element by keeping scores or splitting in to teams. No matter what you do, we encourage you to be active and have some fun, and let’s make Sligo the most active county this weekend!.”
The Local Sports Partnerships have developed a printable list of games and activities to give you some inspiration, all of which are fully adaptive for people of all abilities and skill levels. With suggestions to make the games harder or easier, there is a game for everyone. Simply print out the games or display them on your phone and be active. Or why not get creative and create your own games, activities or challenges?
SSRP are running a competition for the most creative National BeActive Day activity in the county so make sure to share a photo or video on social media and tag in @SportIreland and @sligosportandrecreation and the hashtag #NationalBeActiveDay to be in with a chance of winning a the €100 one4all voucher!
If you are not on social media, you can email a photo or video of your activity to email@example.com to be in with a chance of winning this prize! The winner will be announced on Tuesday 30th June.
For more information contact:
Deborah Sherlock at firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 0719161511
Download an Activity sheet CLICK HERE
Download a Game Ideas CLICK HERE
Download the BeActive Day Cert HERE
View the Active Sligo from Home Guide HERE
Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership in association with the HSE and Sligo County Council/Sligo Age Friendly are delighted to bring you this Age Friendly exercise leaflet which has been approved by the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists. The leaflet, which primarily targets older people but can be used by people of all ages and abilities, outlines eight simple exercises to support strength and mobility and to help you achieve your daily physical activity needs. Download PDF HERE
We are teaming up with the Francie Boylan Show on Ocean FM to bring the exercises into your home during the month of May. So please tune in to the Francie Boylan show every Tuesday and Thursday at 11.30am for fun, easy and enjoyable exercise. Keep healthy, safe and active!
Launching the ‘Sligo Ageing Well Home Exercise Guide’ at County Hall was Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Cllr Tom Mc Sharry who was joined by Ciaran Hayes Chief Executive SCC and representatives from Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership, Sligo Age Friendly and the HSE.
The leaflets will be circulated to as many homes throughout County Sligo as possible over the coming days and are also available by contacting:
Sligo County Council Covid-19 support line on 1800 292 765 or text SLIGO to 50100 or emailing email@example.com
Download the PDF of the leaflet HERE
Register to Download your Free Booklet HERE
Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership has developed a Let’s Play Sligo 21 Day Physical Activity Home Challenge for children to take part in over the next 3 weeks. This links in with the national initiative ‘Lets Play Ireland’ and is supported locally by Sligo County Council, Healthily Ireland and the HSE.
The aim of this Challenge is to get children physically active for the recommended 60 minutes everyday in a fun way. All of the games and activities are designed so children can play by themselves or you can get the whole family to join in. There is little or no equipment needed and no need to be near a screen, as all the activities instructions are described in the booklet.
So Let’s Get Active at Home and don’t forget to share a photo of your challenge cards with us through social media.
Instagram @sligosportandrecreation / Facebook @SligoSportandRecreationPartnership / Twitter @SSRPSligo
‘Active Sligo from Home’ is a resource to help you and your family stay active and informed during these restricted times of Covid-19.
Click HERE to view our Guide Categories and find something to interest you and keep you motivated during this time.
‘Active Sligo from Home’ has been compiled by SSRP as an online resource to capture some of the many innovative ideas developed for home exercise during this time when we are all adhering to the social distancing limitations of the Covid-19 pandemic. The resource caters for all ages, fitness levels and sporting interests and is categorised into 8 sections with links to Children, Youth & Family Activities, Aging Well Activities, Home Workouts/Fitness, Activities for All Abilities, Bringing the Outdoors Home, Find your Sport- NGB Activities, Coach Education/ Training and Mind Your Wellbeing.
Report shows 15,314 participants were involved in sport and physical activity in 2019
Personal responsibility and exercising good judgement are vital as we enter Phase 3…
Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership is one of 29 Local Sports Partnerships (LSPs) featured in the Annual Report 2019 just published by Sport Ireland.
We can all now exercise and explore the outdoors within our own counties…Its time to see what our own wonderful county of Sligo has to offer!
Find out what the NewWay5k is all about and how to register
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