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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Men Only Training

Waterford Sports Partnership secured funding from the HSE to run a programme which offered exercise opportunities to males over 35 who hadn’t been actively involved in sport for a while. The Men Only Training (MOT) programme was run by Waterford Sports Partnership in conjunction with local clubs and facilities in the Dungarvan area. The specific aim of the programme was to increase the activity levels of the participants and to inform them about the various activities on offer in their own locality.
The programme ran for 6 weeks and the 15 men who signed enjoyed a gym induction, nutrition seminar, boxing, spinning, yoga, road bowling, soccer, pitch & putt, bowling tennis and sailing. Feedback from the participants was very positive, Kevin Tutty said; The MOT Programme was a great experience, really enjoyable”; Tom Gilligan said “Very enjoyable, great to try out new activities”. The programme was very diverse in its range of activities and this was noted by Darren Tutty who said “I’ve really enjoyed the diversity of the programme and trying activities I would never have tried on my own”. The aim of the programme was to get the participants more active Eugene Tobin commented; “Great programme, it got me motivated to get off the couch and be active again, I’ve even started going to the gym”.

Feedback from the participating facilities was just as positive, Cashel Corby, Causeway Tennis Club President commented “The Causeway Tennis & Bowls Club was delighted to take part in the MOT Programme. it was a great opportunity for the men who took part to get a taste of each individual sport in a group environment”. Cunnigar Pitch & Putt Club Secretary, Sheila Hickey, commented “It was great to have new people visiting our club, and hopefully we will see some of the men returning to us to enjoy our facilities”. Liam Power of Fenor Road Bowling Club commented “Fenor Road Bowling Club was delighted to welcome new participants from the MOT programme. We look forward to welcoming the lads back that attended this time and maybe some more new faces very soon”

We would like to thank all the clubs and facilities who accommodated the running of this programme and we hope that the participants will return to use the facilities in their own time in the near future. The clubs and facilities involved in the Programme were Causeway Tennis Club, Park Hotel Leisure Centre, Dungarvan Boxing Club, Burn Fitness Studio, Essence Yoga Studio, Fenor Road Bowling Club, Dungarvan United A.F.C, Cunnigar Pitch & Putt Club and Dungarvan Sailing Club.
For further information on the MOT Programme or other WSP Programmes, please contact us on 058 21194 or 051 849855 or by email;
Civic Offices, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.  Tel: 058 21190
Regional Sports Centre, Cork Road, Waterford.  Tel: 051 849855
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