Cranmore Regeneration Through Sport
The Cranmore Regeneration Project which was initiated in 2005 by Sligo Borough Council is a plan of action aimed at improving the quality of life in the Cranmore Estate in the East Ward of Sligo through better co-ordination of services, community development and integrated planning. During the initial development of the project the contribution sport and recreation can make to enhanced quality of life was acknowledged.
SSRP was approached to co ordinate the development of sport and recreation in partnership with the local community and partner agencies and since 2006 the Community Sports Development Officer at SSRP has been actively developing and co ordinating the delivering of annual Cranmore Regeneration Through Sport action plans. Through working with local partner agencies including Cranmore Regeneration Office, Cranmore Co-op, Abbeyquarter Community Centre, Sligo Borough Council and HSE a broad range of initiatives take place.
The Cranmore Community Regeneration Through Sport programme aims to improve the quality of life of individuals and build community cohesion through increased participation of children, young people and adults in sport and physical activity and in particular strives to:
• To increase levels of sustained participation in sport and physical activity among under represented groups and those hardest to reach.
• To improve the health and well-being of participants.
• To develop capacity and build community participation and cohesion.
• To support the establishment of structures to sustain longer term provision for the ‘Cranmore Community Regeneration Through Sport’ programme.
Programmes facilitated are inclusive of all ages including youth, teenagers, adults and seniors.
Sports and recreational programmes facilitated include soccer, dance, angling, boxing, Cycling, basketball, golf, boules, walking, bootcamp, rebounding , chair based aerobics, tai chi, boxercise, and fitness classes.
The development of sustainable sports clubs within the community is a key priority. To date the clubs developed are:
• Cranmore Boxing Club
• Cranmore Rovers Soccer Club
• The Drop In Multi Sport Club
SSRP plays an important role in building community capacity through a variety of training initiatives involving local volunteers.
For further details on the Cranmore Regeneration Programme , contact Diane Middleton at 07191 61511 or email firstname.lastname@example.org