Sports Inclusion Disability Programme (SIDP)

Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Sports Partnership organise and deliver a wide range of training courses, workshops and targeted physical activity programmes across the county for all ages, levels of ability and sporting types.

Each year Dún Laoghaire Rathdown host a Sportsability Open Evening where all the inclusive clubs in the County are invited to showcase their good work and share information with people with a disability and their families.  From this a Inclusive Clubs Directory has be created. Please click to view.

Some key achievements of the SIPD include:

Disability Sport – Over 1,600 Participants

  • Ballybrack Bulls Junior Club - Multi sports activity club for children with a physical disability aged 7-12.
  • Woodlands for Health - Eco therapy programme aimed at people that are looking to increase positive mental health and activity through weekly woodlands walks.
  • Outdoor Multi Activity Camp - A 2 day summer camp aimed at children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  • School Sports Hall Athletics – 10 Special School classes covering 120 children. Included an end of programme Gymboree.
  • NRH Spinal Championships – partner on this National event over the past 7 years with a total of 285 participants.
  • Inclusive Gym – Two 6 week programmes in dlr leisure Meadowbrook & Ballogan providing gym based activities for 42 children with physical disabilities.
  • Swim Helpers Training – 30 volunteers trained to assist in the pool.
  • Enjoy Tennis – expansion of this disability inclusion programme, approx. 210 participants.
  • Choices For Health –  2 x 12 week programmes targeting people with mental health difficulties through activity & healthy eating interventions (42 participants).
  • Disability Inclusion Seminar - Information seminar for coaches with sportsability programs which 20 people attended.
  • Disability Inclusion Open Evening28 inclusive clubs and activities showcasing good practice and advertised opportunities for people with a disabilities to get involved in sport (160 attendees).
  • Water Sports Inclusion Games two days of inclusive water sports for people with a disability and disadvantage backgrounds.
  • Cycling Skills Training 6 week cycling skills training for children with mild physical disabilities, ASD and intellectual disabilities.
  • Vision Impaired Exercise Classes 6 week inclusive studio based classes for people with a visual impairment with 17 participants.
  • Inclusive Kayaking6 week Kayaking course to build skills to enter into Special Olympics kayaking groups (4 participants).
  • Ballybrack Bulls Basketball Club – Adult Basketball club based in dlr leisure Loughlinstown (18 participants).
  • Ongoing Programmes – including Access Sailing (12 participants), Powerchair Football (10 participants), Special Needs Tag Rugby(26 participants) , Inclusive GAA and others.
  • Walking Programme – with RehabCare and Carmona Services.
  • Awareness Raising - working with leisure centres, clubs, coaches, teachers and services in the area of inclusive physical activity.
  • Support Service - assist and inform people with a disability to participate in sport and physical activity.
  • Capacity Building – nearly 60 services for people with disabilities and other engaged as participants or partners on training & programmes.

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