In conjunction with Sligo City Table Tennis Club Sports Inclusion Disability project offers weekly Table Tennis coaching at Sligo grammar School every Tuesday night between 8.00 – 10.00pm. For those who wish to find out more about these sessions please contact Shane Hayes on 071 9161511 or email@example.com or Adrian Flynn on 087 2765598.
Enjoy Tennis Programme
Enjoy Tennis is a programme developed by Tennis Ireland in conjunction with local services, groups involved in the provision of activities for people with disabilities. The aim of the programme is to create access to Tennis for people with Intellectual disabilities (ID). In Sligo the programme was initiated between SSRP and Allwin Tennis and has now been extended to include Visually Impaired Tennis for people with visual impairments. Sligo Tennis Club is now linked with the programme which takes place on a weekly basis. For more information on either the ID or VI Tennis programmes contact Olwyn O Toole, Tennis Ireland Development Officer through Sligo Tennis Club on firstname.lastname@example.org 071 9162580 or Shane Hayes SSRP Sports Inclusion Officer on 071 9161511 or email@example.com .
Archery ‘Have a Go’ Days
In response to a number of inquiries about the sport of Archery, the Sports Inclusion Disability Officer and the Carrowmore Archers Club regularly organise ‘Have a Go’ days in Archery on a monthly basis to promote the sport further and give people with a disability the chance to try out the sport of Archery to see if they would like to pursue it further.
There are currently a number of elements to the Horse Riding programme for adults and young people with a disability available through the SSRP Sports Inclusion Project. A series of programmes targeted at adults with a physical disability and young people of all ability levels continue to be facilitated and delivered through Keash Equestrian Centre. These programmes including an Equine Assisted Therapy programme promote and encourage independence through participation and life learning with a specific emphasis on fostering positive physical and mental health. For more information on the Horse Riding programmes contact Eilish Divine at Keash Equestrian Centre on 0876772094 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Gym Able is an inclusive Gymnastics programme developed by Gymnastics Ireland to increase opportunities for people with disabilities to engage in the sport of Gymnastics. In Sligo the programme is run by SSRP in conjunction with local Gymnastics Club Dy Namo who provides support in the form of qualified coaches and state of the art Gym facilities. The programmes are currently run on an outreach basis through local special schools and disability unit’s within mainstream schools. To find out more about the Gym Able programme in Sligo please contact Shane Hayes, Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership on 071 9161511 or email@example.com
Football for All
The Football For All programme aims to provide and develop footballing opportunities for children and adults with varying abilities who may find it difficult to play in mainstream teams. In 2010 the FAI Football For All programme began to establish a network of Football For All teams in community clubs across Ireland. These clubs provide opportunities for children with varying abilities and may struggle to excel in the competitive environment of underage football or who need additional supports; to develop as footballers to join the club, train and compete at regular FFA club hosted blitzes and an annual National Blitz. The scope of the club programme is growing year on year and in 2018 two local clubs Strand Celtic FC and Ballisadare United FC with the support of the FAI and SSRP set up a pilot Football for All programme for young people in Sligo. The pilot programme was a great success and the plan is to build the club based programme in 2019. Anyone interested in supporting the programme from a voluntary or coaching perspective or to find out more information about the programme can contact Shane Hayes, Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership on 071 9161511 or firstname.lastname@example.org