Celebration Event for Local Special Olympic Competitors
On Wednesday 16th July, in the County Hall of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, An Cathaoirleach Cllr. Marie Baker hosted a celebration party for local athletes who competed in the Special Olympics Ireland Games 2014 that were held in June.
Over 80 local Special Olympics athletes represented themselves, their clubs and their County, at the Games in Limerick. This celebration evening marked their achievements and successes. Special tribute was also paid to the coaches, volunteers and families, who each gave a huge amount of time and support to the athletes and their activities.
Sports Volunteer Development Programme 2014
Want to get training and build new skills in a range of different areas such as fundraising, event management and communications to help your club? Then why not sign up for the Sports Volunteer Development Programme, which is now open for applications.
Now in its 4th year, this successful training programme is an initiative of the UCD Athletic Union Council, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Sports Partnership and UCD Centre for Sports Studies. The aim is to equip volunteers with the skills to effectively contribute to the management and development of their club.
Launch of County Sports Participation Strategy 2013-2017
The new County Sports Participation Strategy has been officially launched by An Cathaoirleach, Cllr. Carrie Smyth with the core objective to get more people active more often.
This 5-year plan will focus on using all available resources to increase participation in physical activity and sport in the County. While catering for all ages, abilities and backgrounds there will be a focus on set target groups which have been shown to have a proportionally lower level of participation.
DLR Sports Partnership Calendar of Events/Courses
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Sports Partnership have drawn up a calendar of Courses/Events for 2013. We are offering a wide range of physical activity programmes, events and training workshops across the county.
Walking and Cycling Information Booklet 2014
Our new walking and cycling information booklet has just been completed. It includes all the clubs, routes and additional information needed to get out walking or cycling in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown.
There is also a calender of events included specifically aimed at walking and cycling events in the County. The aim of the booklet is to update the clubs and routes annually as well as including all of the events in walking and cycling around the County.