Welcome to the eleventh annual SPEAK report. This report highlights the significant contribution that the Sport Ireland Local Sports Partnership network is making to advance the goals of increasing participation and overall interest in sport and physical activity by all members of our society.
The importance of this work, particularly among those sectors of society that are underrepresented in sport, cannot be overstated.
The LSP network has a specific focus on disadvantaged communities, marginalised groups, people with a disability and women in sport.
We'd be very grateful for your view /input on what you believe dlr Sports Partnership could do to help increase participation in sports and physical activity for everyone in the County.
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Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin, today announced an investment package of over €6.07m from Sport Ireland to support the national network of Local Sports Partnerships (LSPs) which includes €187,367 for Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Sports Partnership.
A total of €6,074,333 will be allocated to support the core work of the 29 LSPs; including the delivery of National Programmes, Education & Training initiatives, Strategic Development, Community Sports Development Officers, the Sports Inclusion Disability programme, Women in Sport Programmes and general participation programmes.
This year for World Cancer Day the National Cancer Control Programme and parkrun are partnering to encourage everyone to “Bring a friend to parkrun” on Saturday, 3rd February to raise awareness of the importance of exercise in preventing cancer.
This year for World Cancer Day we are focusing on obesity and physical activity. We aim to raise awareness that we all have the power to reduce our risk of getting cancer.
In Ireland it is estimated that approximately 800 new cases of cancer and 300 deaths from cancer each year are due to obesity. However, approximately 30-40% of cancers could be prevented through lifestyle changes. For example, a woman who exercises for two hours every week reduces her risk of breast cancer by 5%. For bowel cancer there is an average risk reduction of 20% with high versus low levels of exercise. www.parkrun.ie
Over the past 10 years, the annual SPEAK report has provided a summary evaluation of the work carried out by
Sport Ireland’s national network of Local Sports Partnerships. We are delighted to present the 2016 SPEAK report
as it continues to highlight the innovative and progressive opportunities that assist people to get more active
There is a diverse range of sport and physical activity opportunities available through Local Sports Partnerships.
In 2016, 291,947 people increased their physical activity levels by taking part in programmes supported by the Local Sports Partnerships.