Launch of Report- Sport & Physical Activity among those aged over 16 in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown
The launch of this important report on participation took place on the 15 June in the National Yacht Club. Its positive findings highlight the great work that has been done in the County towards increasing participation. The report highlights a range of positive findings for physical activity levels in the County. Included among these:
- Over 55% of the population are active in sport at least once a week
- Participation in walking and running is higher than the national average.
- Disability sport participation levels are higher than the national average.
- 7.7% were found to be sedentary compared to a national figure of 13.2%
Over 250 cyclists of all ages attended the Blackrock to UCD cycle on June 14th in glorious sunshine. This free family event planned by dlr Sports Partnership and the County Council, it was one of a number of events planned as part of National Bike Week. A shorter 4km route was also available for younger cyclists through Blackrock Park with everyone getting a goodie bag and refreshments at the finish.
Active 4 All Events
On the 13th and 14th May 200 older adults take part in fun activity days in dlr Leisure Services Loughlinstown. The focus of Active 4 All was on group activities and light exercise, promoting movement and an introduction to various exercises to improve and enhance a healthy lifestyle. Participants took part in Dance, Snag Golf, parachute Games and Pickleball. Participants also got an opportunity to try out the Go for Life games and maybe qualify to take part in the National Games in June.
DLR Sports Partnership Calendar of Events/ Courses 2015.
Dún Laoghaire Sports Partnership has drawn up its calendar for 2015.
We offer a wide range of physical activity programmes, events and training workshops across the county.
Staying active is of great importance to your health and wellbeing. It can be for relaxation like taking a leisurely stroll in your local park. For competition, like playing a football match with your club on the weekends. Even for the pure fun of it! Whatever your reason, they all come under a particular type of activity. But how much physical activity should we be doing?
For further information on physical activity guidelines for your age group, click here.