The Federation of Irish Sport has today celebrated the winners of the 2022 Volunteers in Sport Awards proudly supported by the National Network of 29 Local Sports Partnerships. The special guest speaker at the awards Thomas Byrne, Minister of State with responsibility for Sport & Physical Education, presented the recipients from each county with a custom-made medal recognising their amazing dedication to volunteering across a variety of different sports.
In addition to the 32 county award winners, the overall Outstanding Achievement Award was presented to Aislinn Nugent of Valleymount LGFA from Co. Wicklow in special recognition of her promotion of inclusivity, community spirit, health and well-being through Sport in the community for over 20 years.
The Volunteers in Sport Awards celebrate the contributions of the band of volunteers across the country who give their time to Irish sport and physical activity every year. This equates to approximately 37.3 million hours of volunteering across Ireland’s 13,000 registered sports clubs and associations and, according to Sport Ireland's 2021 'Researching the Value of Sport in Ireland' report, is worth an estimated €1.5bn to the exchequer.
Clara Clark from Cycling without Age, Dun Laoghaire, receives her award from Minister of State for Sport and Physical Education, Thomas Byrne TD, during the Volunteers in Sport Awards at The Crowne Plaza in Blanchardstown, Dublin.
For more information on the awards, visit http://www.volunteersinsport.ie/
We are holding a free Information Evening for DLR Clubs with the main topic ‘Disability Inclusion within Sports Clubs’. The event will take place from 7.00pm - 8.30pm on Tuesday 28th March in The Lexicon, Dun Laoghaire. We will bring together a panel of experienced people from a variety of different sporting backgrounds to discuss their experience on the topic of ‘Disability Inclusion within Sports Clubs’.
The panel will discuss the options local clubs have to positively and meaningfully provide opportunities for people with disabilities to take part in sport and physical activity. How to help develop and improve their structures & environmental barriers to embed a positive ethos of inclusion within their club. Also, being discussed are the supports and grants that are available.
Read more: Free Information Meeting for DLR Clubs - Disability Inclusion within DLR Sports Clubs.
Women in Sport (WIS) week is taking place March 6th– 12th.
The aim of Women in Sport Week is to:
Sport Ireland’s vision for women in sport is one where women have an equal opportunity to achieve their full potential, while enjoying a lifelong involvement in sport.
Check out the schedule of Sport Ireland events. You can also check out the websites and social media channels of the various National Governing Bodies to see what they have planned for the action packed week!
Below is what we have going on at DúnLaoghaire Rathdown Sports Partnership, hope there's something there for you?
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