SSRP has just launched its latest Newsletter, ‘News Active – February 2021’. Check out the many activities, programmes and events that have taken place within SSRP in the latter half of 2020 and early 2021…
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Want to start exercising? Want to feel fitter & have more energy? Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership are delighted to pilot a Men on the Move Programme reaching all parts of Sligo, with online programmes based in the North Sligo, South Sligo, East Sligo and West Sligo, in conjunction with Sport Ireland, Health Service Executive and Sligo GAA’s Health and Well-being Committee. The Men on the Move Programme encourages men over the age of 35 years to get more active, have fun and improve your fitness levels through twice weekly activity online sessions. The 6 week programme offers men the chance to learn and take part in safe, effective exercises tailored to suit their needs, led by a supportive and encouraging SSRP instructor over zoom. No equipment is required, all that is needed is a safe and secure space.
The emphasis of the programme is on creating awareness and understanding of the importance of physical activity and the health benefits for not only physical health, but for mental health and well-being as well. SSRP is delighted to join forces with the Sligo GAA Health and Well-Being Committee to promote the programme with local clubs and target men in the community, so why not join in and book now as limited places apply.
Register Now for your area…
To book North Sligo Men on the Move
NOTE: North Sligo is currently fully booked but please refer to the other three sites for availability.
Including the following club areas:
St. Johns, Coolera/Strandhill, St. Marys, Calry/St.Josephs, Drumcliffe/Rosses Point, St. Molaise Gaels, Naomh Eoin
Programme begins on Tues 23rd March, for 6 weeks, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7.00-7.45pm
Click here for North Sligo: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/north-sligo-men-on-the-move-tickets-142853728347
To book East Sligo Men on the Move
Including the following club areas:
Eastern Harps , Ballymote, Geevagh, Shamrock Gaels, St. Michaels, Owenmore Gaels, Ballisodare.
Programme begins on Mon 22nd March, for 6 weeks, on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7.00-7.45pm
Click here for East Sligo: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/east-sligo-men-on-the-move-tickets-144223742095
To book West Sligo Men on the Move
Including the following club areas:
St. Patricks, St. Farnans, Easkey John Gordan, Enniscrone/Kilglass, Castleconnor, Western Gaels.
Programme begins on Tues 23rd March, for 6 weeks, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8.00-8.45pm
Click here for West Sligo: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/west-sligo-men-on-the-move-tickets-144196025193
To book South Sligo Men on the Move
Including the following club areas:
Including the following club areas- Tourlestrane, Curry, Tubbercurry, Cloonacool, Coolaney/Mullinabreena, Bunninadden
Programme begins Monday 22nd March for 6 weeks, Mondays and Wednesdays from 8.00-8.45pm
Click here for South Sligo: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/south-sligo-men-on-the-move-programme-tickets-144388264185
Not sure which area you are in? Check out the map below:
As part of our Volunteer Support Initiative, Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership, Irish Athletics Boxing Association (IABA), and Sligo County Boxing Board have teamed up to roll out a Startbox At Home Programme starting this March for families in Sligo. The aim of the programme is to introduce children to the sport of Boxing through interactive online Boxing and Skipping sessions. In return for full commitment to the programme, each child will receive access to a 6 Week Programme, a Training Booklet to guide you through the programme and a Skipping Rope.
Overview: Startbox At Home consists of a 6 week programme including 11 IABA Boxing specific videos and 12 skipping ‘exercise with me’ tutorial videos which will be sent to each participating family via email each week. Video links will be circulated each Monday at 10am via email, with the exception of Easter Monday, where it will be emailed on the Tuesday.
For More Information: Contact Sports Development Officer, Diane Middleton Cox at email@example.com
The Sligo Stronger for Longer 2021 programme is targeting men and women aged 50 years + in County Sligo who would like to engage in a supervised online fitness based physical activity programme. The programme will support and guide older people in Sligo to engage in a quality physical activity opportunity over an eight week period, which can help enhance their overall health, fitness and well being.
The programme will run twice weekly for 8 weeks ; Mondays & Wednesdays and Mondays & Fridays. The cost is €15.00 per person and anyone interested can sign up via our online Eventbrite link below.
For all enquiries please contact Shane Hayes at T: 086-6070086 or E: firstname.lastname@example.org
To register for the programme click HERE
Operation Transformation, in collaboration with DCU School of Health and Human Performance, have developed the Minimum Fitness Tests that will demonstrate the minimum fitness standard for your age group. These tests are designed to show you where you sit within the minimum standards of physical fitness and give you a target to aim for within your age bracket and gender. The Minimum Fitness Tests have five elements: Waistline Measurement Test , Press Up Test, Balance Test, Sit to Stand Test and the Endurance Test.
Click HERE to download the five Tests …
TikTok ‘Mic Drop’ Road Safety Competition
Road Safety offices from Local Authorities across the North West, Midlands and North East of the country have joined forces to launch the very first TikTok Mic Drop Road Safety competition. Held in conjunction with iRadio, TikTok Mic Drop is putting the spotlight on all age groups and their capacity to deliver a positive message to their peers and the wider community to communicate the importance of safe road user behaviour to ultimately save lives. The competition invites participants to create their own song or rap focussing on sharing the road safely and upload this onto TikTok tagging iRadio and mentioning their Local Authority.
In 2020 we regrettably saw a rise in the number of pedestrians killed on Irish roads, up 19% on 2019. We also saw increases in the number of cyclist and motorcyclist fatalities, up 25% and 6% respectively. This campaign wants to change this trend.
We want to empower people to have conversations with their friends about making safe choices when they are behind the wheel, on foot, or however they use the road. Entrants for the road safety competition are asked to focus on sharing the road with other road users be they cyclists, drivers, horse riders, motorcyclists or pedestrians.
This innovative challenge is being promoted by 11 local authorities (Kildare, Monaghan, Laois, Longford, Donegal, Cavan, Sligo, Mayo, Galway City Council, Leitrim and Westmeath) in partnership with iRadio with a prize fund of €5,500.
There are individual prizes of €1,000 for the 4 best entries and two spot prizes, one of €1,000 and one of €500 which will be awarded to the best entry submitted by a school, sports team, club or community group. (Please adhere to Covid19 guidelines when recording.) While competing for the prize, video-makers will be able to highlight some of the most important road safety issues affecting their area in regards to respect and courtesy on the roads and pinpoint key ways that improvements can be made which is sure to benefit the local community.
Emer Concannon, A/ Director of Service said…. “A road safety film made by a young person will resonate deeply with their peers and send a strong message. We believe that the TikTok Mic Drop video competition will attract participation from students in primary and secondary schools, colleges, universities and even the mature residents of our counties can come on board with the local authorities and iRadio in making road safety a culture. The videos submitted for the contest will play an important role in educating the masses and promoting road safety.”
iRadio CEO Mark Cunning said….” We’re delighted to be involved with so many of the county councils in our region. Over the years we’ve had to air far too many stories on iRadio about the loss of young lives on our roads. There’s a difference between talking to young people and talking at them, it’s great to see such forward thinking from our County Councils and the Local Authority Road Safety Officers. Our aim is to educate though entertainment and interaction, I’m really looking forward to seeing you, the user, generate content from this initiative.”
How to Enter
The mechanism to enter this competition is through TikTok, and the listener must share their creation on their own platform and tag/mention @Thisisiradio and use their county’s hashtag. TikTok Mic Drop started on iRadio on March 8th.
The Closing Date for entries to this Competition is Wednesday 24th March, 2021 and iRadio will host the winners live on air on 26th March.
Your School Needs You!
Let’s get out and get moving, and have some fun with a little bit of school rivalry!
Over the next 6 weeks the Feel Good 5k Schools Strava Challenge aims to get students & teachers moving & clocking up the KMs (Kilometres – distance moved)
Your School Club will be set up on the Sligo Sport and Recreation Strava profile page. You will be sent instructions on how to sign up to Strava & join your school club, then recruit students and staff as members to get involved & support your school by moving & earning KMs
€500 for the winning school club with the greatest average KMs per member at the end of 6 weeks. A weekly leaderboard will be published to show you where your School Club is sitting!
Open to all Secondary School in County Sligo. Running from 18th January to 28th February – Join any time!
For full rules and regulations on how to take part, please contact
Theresa Kilgannon, Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership on 0860716829 or email email@example.com
YOU CAN JOIN ANY TIME (From 18th January to 28th February)
Download Strava to your phone, follow Sligo Sport and Recreation & join your school club. Then record your walk, run, jog activity as a RUN & remember no journey is too short, every meter counts!
Instructions on how to get started are below or follow the video guide on YouTube at this link https://youtu.be/NZPRPgDzqj0
Step 1: Download Strava to your phone
• Search for STRAVA in the APP , Google Paly or ITunes store on your phone
• Sign up with an email and password
• It’s FREE you don’t need a paid premium account
• Create your profile user name
Step 2: Follow Sligo Sport and Recreation
• When you skip through the tutorial you get to your profile page, click on the two person symbol at the top of the screen
• Next click on the search symbol and type Sligo Sport and Recreation
• Go to Sligo Sport and Recreation profile page
• Click Follow on Sligo Sport and Recreation
Step 3: Join your School Club
• In the Sligo Sport and Recreation Profile page scroll down to clubs and request to join your school club
• You will be accepted to the club by one of your teachers who are admins on the Club
Step 4: Record your Walk, Jog, Run
• Select the record button at the bottom of the screen
• Select RUN and hit start
• When finished hit the stop button of the screen.
• Select finish and then hit save activity at the top of the screen.
• Your walk, run, jog will be recorded on your school club leaderboard
Search and join your School Club on Sligo Sport and Recreation profile page on Strava. Record your activity as a RUN and it will automatically total on your School Cubs leaderboard towards total KMs.
No Journey is to short, every meter counts. If you need help, guidance or motivation to get started check out the Free Feel Good 5k Podcast and Training Plans at https://feelgood5ksligo.eventbrite.ie
On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the 18th 19th and 20th of February, we are inviting you to take part this year by participating in a VIRTUAL OT 5K.
You MUST register to take part in this event.
Register here: https://ot.rte.ie/events/the-operation-transformation-5k/
Please ensure you adhere to the most recent Government guidelines at all times while taking part in this virtual event. https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/c36c85-covid-19-coronavirus/
(Due to Covid-19 guidelines neither family nor friends can come along your route to support you.)
Capture your footage…..
OT are encouraging participants to send them video clips before, during or after completing their 5K. So share and send any footage before, during, or after your 5K to firstname.lastname@example.org
Read more on how to capture your footage HERE
Sports Capital and Equipment Programme 2021
The deadline for applications under the scheme has been extended to Monday 1st March 2021. This is due to the ongoing evolving situation with Covid-19 restrictions. All information is available on www.sportscapitalprogramme.ie
The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin, T.D, and the Minister of State for Sport and the Gaeltacht, Jack Chambers, T.D., recently announced (30/11/2020) that €40 million is being made available in 2021 under a new round of the Sports Capital and Equipment Programme (SCEP).
The SCEP is the Government’s primary vehicle for providing support to sports clubs and communities to develop sports infrastructure around the country. Applications can be made online only from 9am on Friday 11th December until the extended date of 5pm on Monday 1st March 2021.
Further information and details from the Department press release can be found HERE
Sports Capital and Equipment 2021 Scheme Funding Workshop – Tues 9th February, 1.00-2.30pm
SSRP will be hosting a Funding Workshop on Tuesday 9thFebruary, 1.00-2.30pm next to assist Sports Clubs/Community Groups in County Sligo in making applications under the Departments Sports Capital and Equipment Programme 2021. The Scheme is currently open for applications with a closing date of Mon 1stMarch 2021. The funding workshop will be delivered online via a webinar by the ‘2into3’ group who have a strong track record in Sports Capital applications and will bring participants through the application process, best practice and provide clubs/groups with a detailed understanding of the Sports Capital process. Registration is through Eventbrite via the link HERE.
For all information on the SCEP 2021 Scheme see www.sportscapitalprogramme.ie and please note that all clubs/groups wishing to apply must have registered with the Departments online portal OSCAR before Mon 15th February 2021.
So, sign up now for our free workshop, and avail of the opportunity to gain valuable insight into applying for a SCEP grant.
Check out what’s been happening in SSRP for the last 6 months…
Wednesday’s 14th, 21st & 28th April & 5th & 12th May 2021…
6 week online programmes based in North Sligo, South Sligo, East Sligo and West Sligo…
6 week programme to introduce children to the sport of Boxing through interactive online Boxing and Skipping sessions
An 8 week physical activity programme starting 8th February 2021….
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