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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Twenty four Waterford groups receive Go For Life Grants

The Go for Life Grant Scheme is a joint initiative between Age & Opportunity's Go for Life programme and the Irish Sports Council. The scheme is aimed at encouraging older people to get involved in sport and physical activity and is used by groups to buy equipment, run sports events or to try new activities. Now in its fourteenth year, it has so far awarded over 4.5 million in almost 10,000 grants during its lifetime.

Caman Abu Blitz for Older Adults

Twenty-three older adults from Dolmen Active Retirement and Respond Housing Services proved that Waterford people are never too old to pick up a hurl by participating in a Caman Abu Blitz hosted by Waterford Sports Partnership and Waterford GAA on Friday 5th December in Rainbow Hall, Kilmacthomas.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Pride of Place Award for Waterford Sports Partnership

Waterford Sports Partnership was proud and honoured to be awarded top prize in the Community Health - Physical Activity Category for Cities at last week's Pride of Place Awards ceremony held in Ennis, Co. Clare.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Irish Sports Council issues 2013 SPEAK Monitoring & Evaluation Report on Local Sports Partnerships

The Irish Sports Council recently published the seventh SPEAK Report, which provides an overview of the operations of the national network of 31 Local Sports Partnerships (LSPs) in 2013. The LSPs, an initiative of the Irish Sports Council, aim to increase participation in sport and to ensure that local resources are used to best effect.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Pumped Schools' Video Awards Focusing on Heart Health

Come on Waterford teenagers!  Let's get involved in the Pumped Schools' Video Awards, a great opportunity to create a mini-movie and perhaps win 3,000 euro for your school in the process. Waterford Sports Partnership encourages Waterford schools and students to get involved against a backdrop of 274 people dying from cardiovascular disease in Waterford in 2013. 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A great chance to promote your club

The Wheel are delighted to invite sports clubs and associations to enter the MyClubFinances.com Sports Award. The new award offers Irish sports clubs and associations a chance to raise their profile, to pay tribute to their volunteers, recruit new supporters and fundraise.

Gym Education Programme

Eight girls from WYTEC Community Youth Training & Education Centre have just completed a 5 week Gym Education Programme with Niall Devereux from Niall Devereux Fitness. 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Discover the Tramore Dunes

The final walk in the 'Walk Waterford Autumn Series' will take place on Sunday 19th October at 11am along the Tramore Dunes. This is a lovely 5km walk with magnificent views along the coast. Please be aware, however, that this walk is on an uneven path and includes some gravel, shingle, stones and sand paths which are not suitable for buggies.  

Monday, October 6, 2014

Discover the Deise - Dungarvan Railway Walk

Join us for the next walk in the Walk Waterford Autumn Series which takes place next Sunday 12th October at 11am on the old Dungarvan Railway line. The walk will be led by trained walking leaders and is a great opportunity to get out for a gentle walk and enjoy the fresh air with friends and family.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Prepare to Coach Workshops

Waterford Sports Partnership, in conjunction with the GAA, Ladies Gaelic Football Association and Camogie Association are delivering three 'Prepare to Coach' Workshops to foundation level coaches.

Walk Waterford Autumn Series - Next Walk Glenshelane Woods

Waterford Sports Partnership was delighted to see such a great turnout for the second walk in the Autumn Series on Sunday 28th September. Twenty eight people, including babies in buggies, young children and seasoned walkers attended the 4.6km looped walk in Stradbally to celebrate the Irish Heart Foundation's Happy Hearts Day.

Latest edition of WSP Newsletter available now!

The latest edition of our Newsletter 'Everyone Active' is now available!
Packed full of news and updates and a calendar of upcoming training courses.
www.waterfordsportspartnership.ie/pdfs/newsletter0914.pdf

Friday, September 26, 2014

Walking Leader Training

On Wednesday 24th of September Waterford Sports Partnership delivered a two hour Walking Leader Training Course to fourteen students from the Recreation Tourism Trails Course being run by Waterford and Wexford Education and Training Board (WWETB) at Dunhill Multi-Education Centre.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Join us for the next walk in Stradbally for Happy Hearts Day

Waterford Sports Partnership kicked off the Autumn Series of walks on Sunday morning 21st September, in Kilbarry Nature Park, fourteen leisure walkers attended the 1.8km walk

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Walk Waterford Autumn Series Kicks off in Kilbarry Nature Park

The Walk Waterford Autumn Series organised by Waterford Sports Partnership kicks off on Sunday September 21st. There are five walks in the Series which will give people a chance to get out and get active whilst enjoying the beautiful Waterford countryside.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

The Sean Kelly Tour Youth Challenge - well done!!

Waterford Sports Partnership would like to congratulate the thirty nine participants who took part in the Sean Kelly Tour Youth Challenge.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

On Target Archery Programme

Waterford Sports Partnership and Na Laoch Dall Archery Club recently hosted a five week Parent/Child Archery Programme.

Monday, September 1, 2014

AOP Gym Programme - The Park Hotel Leisure Centre Dungarvan

Are you or a family member/friend over 55 and looking to get active this Autumn/Winter in Waterford County?

Older Adults Activity Leadership Programme - BOOK NOW!

Are you enthusiastic and passionate about getting over 55's active? - If the answer is yes then the Older Adults Activity Leadership Programme (OAALP) might just be for you!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Go For Life Grant Scheme - Open for applications

Calling all Older Adults Groups in Waterford- National Grant Scheme now open!
WSP are delighted to announce that the National Grant Scheme opened on Tuesday 26th August.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

NOW BOOKING - Remote Emergency Care Level 1 First Aid Course

Would you like to become a certified first aider? Waterford Sports Partnership and First Aid for Life are running a one-day Remote Emergency Care Level 1 course focusing on first response skills in remote or rural settings.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Waterford Street Soccer 2014

The 2014 Street Soccer League, a Waterford Sports Partnership & FAI initiative, took place in Williamstown All Weather Pitches, Williamstown throughout the month of July. Teams from Avondale, The Grange, Crystal Court and Cherrymount took part in glorious sunny weather.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Waterford Comhairle na nOg Team Building Day

Congratulations to the 26 Comhairle na nOg members who recently completed a day of team building activities in the Kingfisher Club and the Regional Sports Centre.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Mini Active Leadership Course

Well done to all the participants from the School Completion Programme who took part in a 3 hour Mini-Active Leadership Workshop on Friday.

SWAY Project - Pitch & Putt

Seven members of the SWAY Project aged between 15 &17 took part in a 5 week Golf Programme at the Pitch & Putt Course in the RSC.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Party in the Park a great success!

Up to 500 people, young and old enjoyed the healthy lifestyle themed National Play Day event on Sunday co hosted by Waterford Comhairle na nOg and Waterford Sports Partnership in Walton Park, Dungarvan and supported by both Waterford City & County Council and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Bike for Life for Teenage Girls - sign up today!

Are you a 16-18 year old girl who would like to improve your cycling skills and have some fun this summer? Then Bike for Life is for you!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Go For Life Games 2014

Well done to the fifteen members of the Waterford team that took part in the National Go for Life Games 2014 on Saturday 7th June in Dublin City University!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Bike Week 2014 - almost upon us!

National Bike Week 2014 will take place from this coming Saturday 14th to Sunday 22nd June, with bike related events taking place all over Ireland. There are 23 events taking place right across County Waterford over the course of the week.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Waterford Bike Week Programme Launched

National Bike Week 2014 will take place from Saturday 14th to Sunday 22nd June, with bike related events taking place right around the country. Waterford is no different and in fact, it is a county which has a very strong tradition where Bike Week is concerned. In all there are 23 events taking place right across County Waterford over the course of the week.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Latest edition of WSP Newsletter available now!

The latest edition of our Newsletter 'Everyone Active' is now available! Packed full of news and updates and a calendar of upcoming courses and events for 2014.
www.waterfordsportspartnership.ie/pdfs/newsletter0514.pdf

National Play Day 2014

National Play Day takes place on Sunday 6th July - the focus of National Play Day is 'going out to play', where projects create opportunities for outdoor play at street, neighbourhood and community level.

National Recreation Week 2014

National Recreation Week takes place from 2nd to 8th June 2014. The focus of National Recreation Week is to give young people an opportunity to participate in new activities that they have not done before.

National Bike Week 2014

National Bike will be held from 14th to 22nd June 2014, with cycling events all over the country, organised by local authorities, community groups, charities and cycling groups.

Friday, May 23, 2014

NEW for 2014 - Gym Programme for Women with MS


Waterford Sports Partnership in conjunction with the Clonea Park Hotel & Leisure Centre is running a 6 week gym programme for women with MS.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Marigold Festival: A Celebration of Healthy and Active Ageing

Waterford Sports Partnership was delighted to deliver a presentation and activity demonstration at the 1st Annual Marigold Festival: A Celebration of Healthy and Active Ageing, in the Tower Hotel in Waterford yesterday

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Sean Kelly Tour Youth Challenge 2014

Are you aged between 12-18? Fancy a challenge this summer? Want to get fit? Want to be part of one of the biggest mass participation events in Ireland in 2014?

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Now Booking - Active Leadership Course

Would you like to learn how to plan, organise and lead better activity sessions for youth groups, young people, individuals with a disability, summer camps etc? Then this is the course for you!!

Remote Emergency Care Level 1 First Aid Course

NOW BOOKING! - Saturday 24th May 2014
9am to 5pm, Dungarvan Rugby Club, Ballyrandle, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.

Irish Sports Council calls for submissions from Adventure Activity providers on safety and standards

The Irish Sports Council invites adventure activities providers to give their feedback on safety and standards in the adventure activities sector, and the development of a register of adventure activity providers.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Adult/Child Archery Programme

Waterford Sports Partnership, in association with Na Laoch Dall Archery Club, will hold an adult/child 4 week beginners course in Archery.

Go for Life Games Waterford City League

Well done to the fourteen members of Respond and the Kingfisher Men’s Gym Programme that took part in a Go for Life Games Waterford City League match in Mount Sion GAA Club on Friday! 

Monday, April 7, 2014

Cycle Tutor Training

Thirteen post leaving cert students from Coláiste Chathail Naofa completed three hours of Go Dungarvan Cycling Tutor Training on Thursday 3rd April.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Park & Stride at Ard Scoil na nDeise

Last week Waterford Sports Partnership, on behalf of Go Dungarvan delivered walking training and a Park and Stride intervention to sixty three first year students from Ard Scoil na nDeise, Dungarvan.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

River Rowers

Waterford Sports Partnership in conjunction with Cappoquin Rowing Club delivered an eight week rowing programme for twelve TY students from Blackwater Community College.

Food Olympics

Waterford Sports Partnership in association with Waterford County Comhairle Na nOg are running a 'Food Olympics' session for primary and secondary school age children on Saturday 12th April from 12pm to 1pm in Walton Park as part of their W...est Waterford Festival of Food "Picnic in the Park" event.

Toddler Travel & Family Fun - Saturday April 12th

Go Dungarvan in association with Waterford Sports Partnership and Waterford County Childcare Committee are running a 'Toddler Travel and Family Fun' road safety awareness session for children aged 2-5 years and their parents on Saturday 12th April from 10-11am in Walton Park for the West Waterford Festival of Food events.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Empowering Parents Programme

Are you a parent of a child with additional needs? Parenting is a big responsibility, full of joy, but very hard work, even harder work if your child has additional needs.

Parent Support Network for Parents of Children with Additional Needs

INFORMATION MEETING: Thursday 27th March at 7.30pm, St Brigid’s Family Resource Centre
37 Lower Yellow Road, Waterford. Help us to help you identify what supports are required to form a Parent Support Network in Waterford.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Go For Life Games League

Well done to the fifteen participants that took part in the first challenge match of the Waterford City Go for Life Games on Thursday in the Kingfisher Club!

Re-engaging Youth in Sport

The 'Re-engaging Programme' is an initiative from Waterford Sports Partnership that supports young people in getting back into physical activity.The aim of the programme is to identify why young people drop out from physical activity or leave a sports club. 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Commit 2B Fit

Well done to the Commit 2B Fit participants who just completed an 8 week programme in the Park Hotel Leisure Centre! The programme commenced in January 2014 with the aim of providing female participants aged 25-50 the opportunity to increase their activity and confidence by taking part in a range of gym based taster sessions. 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Waterford Dodgeball Youth League up & running

Waterford Sports Partnership and Waterford Dodgeball Club held the first ever Dodgeball Youth League for Community Youth groups in Waterford City on Friday 7th March.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

An Rith 2014

Waterford Sports Partnership in conjunction with the Irish office of Waterford County Council and Waterford County Comhairle na nOg delivered a week of activities to promote the Irish language and increase physical activity in schools.

Boxing Fitness Programme in Ballybeg

Well done to Ms Kelly's 5th/6th class pupils from St. Saviour's National School in Ballybeg who took part in a 6 week boxing fitness programme. This activity was facilitated by the very experienced Bartie Simpson of Saviour's Crystal Boxing Club

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Join us on Saturday for RITH 2014 na nDeise

This is a final rallying call to ask everyone to come out and support the national event, Rith 2014, which will come through County Waterford on Saturday next, 8th March 2014.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Next walk Dunmore East Coastal Walk - Sunday March 9th

Waterford Sports Partnership held the fourth walk in the Walk Waterford Spring Series on Sunday 2nd March, in Colligan Wood, near Dungarvan. Despite the very wet conditions fifteen participants attended this walk.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Go for Life Games League

Throughout the month of March Cappoquin Active Retirement, Dungarvan Active Retirement and Carriglea Cairde Services will be taking part in a Waterford County Go for Life Games League.

National Bike Week 2014 - Funding available for community cycling themed events!

Waterford County Council and Go Dungarvan are currently inviting applications from Community Groups to apply for funding to assist with the organisation of cycling themed events during Bike Week 2014 which will take place from 14th to 22nd June.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

2014 Sports Capital Programme - New Deadline for Applications 5pm Monday 10 March 2014

Given difficulties some applicants have had using the new on-line application system, the deadline for applications for the Programme has been extended. The errors have now been resolved and the Department would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Become a Series Cyclist!

Get on Your Bike This Summer with the An Post Cycle Series. GAA Star Paul Galvin set to take on Sean Kelly Tour of Waterford

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

FAI Community Night League Waterford launched

On Tuesday 25th February the FAI Community Night League Waterford was launched for 13-15 year olds right across the Waterford region. This unique concept was originally launched in Dublin and has proved to be a huge success in the Inner City areas of the capital.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Volunteers in Sport Awards 2014 launched by Minister Ring

Minister Michael Ring TD, Minister of State for Sport and Tourism today launched the Volunteers in Sport Awards 2014 at the Aviva Stadium.  An initiative of the Federation of Irish Sport in conjunction with the Irish Sports Council, the Department of Tourism, Transport and Sport and The Community Foundation of Ireland, the Volunteers in Sport Awards are run to honour the work of volunteers in Irish sport.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Active Body Active Mind Programme for Traveller Men

The Active Body Active Mind (ABAM) Programme for Traveller Men got underway on Monday 17th February, there are six men taking part.

Walk Waterford Spring Series Next Walk in Colligan Woods

Waterford Sports Partnership (WSP) held the third walk in the Walk Waterford Spring Series last Sunday 23rd February on the newly developed Anne Valley Walk in Dunhill. Despite the very wet and windy conditions thirteen brave participants attended the walk.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Walk Waterford, an enjoyable outing on the Ardmore Cliff Walk

Waterford Sports Partnership (WSP) hosted the second walk in the Walk Waterford Spring series last Sunday 16th February in Ardmore along the beautiful Cliff Walk. Fifty enthusiastic walkers joined WSP staff and volunteers as they discovered all the Cliff Walk has to offer.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

FAI Project FUTSAL/Waterford United FC Community Football Camp

Waterford United FC and the FAI Project FUTSAL Waterford Hub are joining up for a number of community based football programmes for 2014 the first of which is a community football camp and will be followed by other programmes and projects that will be of benefit to the community..

Next Walk in Spring Series - Ardmore Cliff Walk

We were delighted to see such a great turnout for the first walk in the Walk Waterford Spring Series which took place on Sunday morning 9th February, 34 leisure walkers attended the 1.8km walk in Kilbarry Nature Park.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Walk Waterford Spring Series 2014

The Walk Waterford Spring Series organised by Waterford Sports Partnership kicks off this Sunday February 9th. There are five walks in the Series which will give people a chance to get out and get active whilst enjoying the beautiful Waterford countryside.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Waterford Sports Partnership launch new strategy: Waterford - Active People, Active Place, 2014 - 2017.

John Treacy, Chief Executive of the Irish Sports Council and former world cross country champion and Olympic silver medalist was in Dungarvan on Saturday 18th January to launch Waterford Sports Partnership's new strategy: Waterford – Active People, Active Place, 2014 – 2017.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Insightful interview about the upcoming deadlines for Sports Capital Grants

Are you a Club hoping to apply for Sports Capital Grants Funding?? Listen now to Rosarie Kealy, Sports Coordinator talking to Kevin Casey from WLR FM about the important deadlines for Clubs who wish to apply for the 2014 Sports Capital Grants.
http://youtu.be/knpX52ceGsI

Friday, January 17, 2014

Sports Capital Programme 2014. Key Information for Clubs

A new 40 million euro fund for important sports capital projects was recently announced by Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Mr. Michael Ring T.D. Here is some key information for Clubs hoping to apply.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Walking Workshop for staff at Dungarvan Community Hospital

Twenty employees from Dungarvan Community Hospital started off 2014 on the right foot by taking part in a walking workshop led by Waterford Sports Partnership yesterday.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

NOW BOOKING - Disability Inclusion Training

CARA Adapted Physical Activity Centre, in partnership with Waterford Sports Partnership are running a Disability Inclusion Training (DIT) workshop on Saturday 8th February from 10am to 4pm in Crystal Sports and Leisure Centre, Cork Road, Waterford.

Operation Transformation Waterford Walk 2014

Operation Transformation is coming to Waterford for the fourth year. The Irish Sports Council National Network of Local Sports Partnerships have teamed up with Operation Transformation to promote healthy living in 2014. Join us in Dungarvan on Saturday 18th January at 11.00am to kick start your 2014 transformation

Important Notice regarding the Sports Capital Programme 2014

A new 40 million euro fund for important sports capital projects was recently announced by Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Mr. Michael Ring T.D.

WSP Newsletter 'Everyone Active' - latest edition out now!

The latest edition of our Newsletter 'Everyone Active' is now available! Packed full of news and updates and a full calendar of upcoming courses and events for 2014.
www.waterfordsportspartnership.ie/pdfs/newsletter0114.pdf
 
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