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Waterford Sports Partnership - 'Everyone Active'

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.

The launch took place in the Civic Offices, Dungarvan with representatives from the many target groups, clubs, agencies and communities with which Waterford Sports Partnership (WSP) works. Mayor of Dungarvan, Cllr. Teresa Wright welcomed the Mayor of County Waterford Cllr. Damien Geoghegan, Mayor of Waterford City Cllr. John Cummins, John Treacy and all the guests to the launch.  In her address she paid tribute to all involved in the development of sport in Waterford including sports clubs, schools and national governing bodies. She also highlighted and acknowledged the important role WSP plays in supporting sports participation programming for many target groups, in providing education and training opportunities for coaches and volunteers and as a source of information and expertise on sports development.

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

Jacinta Burke, Chairperson of WSP, acknowledged the commitment to sport and physical activity shown by the sporting clubs and community organisations, the WSP Board of Directors, statutory agencies and the staff of the Partnership. She outlined that the next phase of WSP's work will focus on four strategies – Active Communities, Active Sport, Active Engagement and Active Management. She signalled the intent of WSP to continue to work in a co-ordinated and integrated way with sporting groups and local agencies.

In launching the plan John Treacy was highly complementary of the work of WSP and all the sporting groups on the ground in Waterford stating "This strategy builds on the excellent work that the partnership has achieved over the last decade and will help to ensure that Waterford Sports Partnership grows in strength and continues to be the key agency providing opportunities for more people to become involved in sport and physical activity in the next few years and beyond.'  He went on to say "It is about the community groups, the sporting clubs, the Sports Partnership and all the agencies working together, and that partnership has worked extremely well in Waterford".

The launch came to a close with Sports Co-ordinator, Rosarie Kealy, thanking all those who
contributed to the work of the Partnership and to the development of the strategy. Her final word of thanks was to the many sports clubs, community groups, local representatives and agencies present for their ongoing enthusiasm and commitment to the development of sport and physical activity opportunities throughout County Waterford.  Following refreshments, many of those who attended the launch then joined the Operation Transformation walk which took place on the Dungarvan Railway track at 11am.

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