Through Sport Ireland’s Active Cities project, the 5 cities of Cork, Dublin, Galway, Limerick and Waterford are focused on getting those who are least active in our society active. To enable this, the 8 Local Sports Partnerships (LSPs), who are facilitating the project, are seeking to take a multi-sectoral approach to reducing the barriers to participation in physical activity, increasing access for everyone, and enhancing the choice and opportunities available for all to take part.
Empowering clubs to positively and meaningfully provide opportunities for people with disabilities to take part in sport and physical activity.
Sport and physical activity play such an important role in peoples’ lives, contributing positively to their physical, mental and social wellbeing.
"If I did not have my sports, then I would lead a very lonely life.” (Cara Survey Respondent)
Cara Sport Inclusion Ireland, recognise how valuable participation sport and physical activity can be for people with disabilities, whether that be through playing, participating, volunteering, coaching, officiating etc. there is a role for everyone in their local sports club.
Five Active Cities to be rolled out in Cork, Dublin, Galway, Limerick and Waterford
Aim is to provide increased opportunities for city residents to be active in their communities.
Creating change for those who are economically, socially or educationally disadvantaged or those who have a disability.
Attending the launch for Active Cities were Active Cities National Officer, Mary Corry, DLR Sports Partnership Sports Coordinator,Shane McArdle, Chairperson DLR Sports Partnership, Pat Smith, Sport Ireland CEO, Dr Una May, Director of Participation, Louise Burke and Oisin Foley, Partnerships Manager.
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