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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Go for Life - Games Workshop

Twenty-four older adults attended the Games Workshop run by Waterford Sports Partnership in Rainbow Hall, Kilmacthomas on Wednesday 23rd October.

The aim of the workshop was to show case the variety of games that can be played to incorporate physical activity into meetings for all abilities.  WSP staff led the group in a warm-up and then the participants were split into three groups to take part in the games circuit. Participants tried their hand at a range of games including Box Hockey (adaptation of Hockey), Polybat (adaptation of Table Tennis) , Speed Stacks (a cups based game to develop coordination and dexterity) and Caman Abu (adaptation of Hurling). Following lunch, participants were then introduced to the Go for Life Games activities; Skidils (adaptation of ten pin bowling), Lobbers (adaptation of Boules) and Flisk (adaptation of Frisbee).
The session concluded with a presentation about the Go for Life Games to encourage participants to borrow equipment and register their groups interest in taking part in a Waterford Go For Life Games League in the New Year. The aim of this league will be to provide the opportunity  for older adults teams from groups across Waterford to meet up and play the GFL games activities in the lead up to the summer 2014 Go for Life Games. The Go for Life Games  is a yearly event in which teams from counties across Ireland take part in a tournament to celebrate and promote fun and social physical activity participation among older adults.

Feedback from the day was very positive with comments including ““Good way to get groups to move and mix.” and ““Very enjoyable day, the staff was a great help and the games are very adaptable for all abilities.”  Well done to all that took part in the workshop, we hope you will bring the games and skills that you learned back to your groups and encourage them to get involved!  
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