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Information Meeting for Dungarvan Disablity Club

Published: September 5, 2019


Interested in setting up a Sports Club for children
aged 5 to 18 years with Mild to Moderate Disabilities in the Dungarvan area?

JOIN US FOR AN INFORMATION MEETING
Monday 16th September | 7.30 to 8.30pm
@ The Park Hotel | Dungarvan

Are you a parent, teacher, sports coach, volunteer?
ALL WELCOME!

REGISTER FREE HERE NOW
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Rachel Sinnott on 0761 10 2199 or rsinnott@waterfordsportspartnership.ie

NEW! Let’s Play GAA in Tramore

Published: August 27, 2019

Tramore GAA Club are running Let’s Play GAA for children aged 5-18 years with a mild to moderate disability to take part in Gaelic Games €20 for 6 week block

Saturday 21st September to Saturday 26th October (6 week block)
11.45am to 12.45pm

Book HERE now!

For more Information please contact Pauline Casey our Sports Inclusion Disability Officer
on 0761 10 2682 or by email pcasey@waterfordsportspartnership.ie

 

Walk for Life 2019

Published: August 22, 2019

We host our Walk for Life series regularly throughout the year, typically in Autumn, Spring & Summer. Each series consists of four accessible walks for over 50’s and people with a disability.

The aim of the series is to give people the opportunity to create links with others in their locality and experience some of the wonderful Waterford Walks.

WALK FOR LIFE | AUTUMN 2019

Walk for Life is back this Autumn – Waterford Sports Partnership is hosting a series of walks for over 50’s and people with a disability, all which are fully accessible but be sure to check out the details before travelling.

The aim of the series is to give people the opportunity to create links with others in their locality and experience some of the wonderful Waterford Walks.

Tuesday 10th September @ 10.30am
Anne Valley Walk (Phase 2)
Meeting at Dunhill Castle Car Park

Tuesday 17th September @ 10.30am
Carriglea Woodland Walk
Meeting at the Sports Hall, Carriglea.

Tuesday 24th September @ 10.30am
Tramore Beach
Meeting at the Car Park opposite the Majestic Hotel.

Tuesday 1st October @ 10.30am
Waterford Greenway Kilmacthomas
Meeting at the Workhouse Car Park.

Cost: €4 per walk: includes tea/coffee/scone

Booking Essential:
Please contact Pauline on 076 1102682 or Text Org Name & Participating Numbers to 086 7837385

For more information please contact:
Sinéad Brannigan on 0761 10 2430 or email sbrannigan@waterfordsportspartnership.ie
or
Pauline Casey on 0761 10 2682 or email pcasey@waterfordsportspartnership.ie

**Please Note: Toilet Facilities may not be available at meeting point, please contact WSP for details in advance

Tramore GAA Camp for All!

Published: July 4, 2019
This camp welcomes children aged 5 to 18 with mild to moderate disabilities into their local GAA Club to take part in Gaelic Games Activities.
 
Wednesday 10th to Friday 12th July | 1 to 2.30pm
Tramore GAA Club
€15pp
 
For more information or to book your place, please contact
Pauline Casey on 076 110 2682 or email pcasey@waterfordsportspartnersip.ie
or contact Tom Cullen on 087 2354943
 

PLEASE NOTE THAT NO PA WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THIS CAMP

 

Let’s Play GAA Camp for Children with ASD

Published: July 4, 2019
This camp welcomes children aged 8-16 with High-Moderate Functioning Autism to take part in Gaelic Games.
 
Wednesday 24th to Friday 26th July | 1 to 2.30pm
Dungarvan GAA Club
€15pp
 
LIMITED PLACES | BOOK HERE NOW 
For more information or to book your place, please contact
Rachel Sinnott on 0761 10 2199 or email rsinnott@waterfordsportspartnersip.ie
 
PLEASE NOTE THAT NO PA WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THIS CAMP

WSP Commits to Sports Inclusion Disability Charter

Published: April 30, 2019


On Saturday 27th April at our SportsAbility Event at WIT Arena we welcomed Doireann Ní Mhuircheartaigh who had traveled from the Cara Centre in Tralee to support the event and to witness Waterford Sports Partnership’s public signing of Ireland’s  first ever Sports Inclusion Disability Charter specific to the participation of people with disabilities in sport and physical activity.

The Charter, which was developed by the Cara Centre in partnership with people with disabilities, clearly outlines the five key areas people with disabilities are asking all organisations to consider in making active and healthy lifestyles possible for them.

Following the signing WSP Co-ordinator Rosarie Kealy said ‘we wanted to use this public opportunity to show our support and formally sign up to the Sports Inclusion Disability Charter,  promote its importance and encourage all organisations to sign up to the Charter too.‘

By signing the Sports Inclusion Disability Charter we have committed to:

1. Openness: Be open to and understanding of all people with disabilities

2. People: Access training for our staff/volunteers to facilitate the inclusion of people with disabilities

3. Activities: Develop and deliver inclusive activities

4. Facilities: Review our facility/venues/equipment to make our organisation more accessible

5. Promotion: Promote the inclusive nature of our activities, in a variety of formats

For more information on the Sports Inclusion Disability Charter and how your organisation can get involved please visit https://caracentre.ie/sport-inclusion-disability-charter/

Waterford SportsAbility Weekend a great success!

Published: April 29, 2019


The Waterford SportsAbility Weekend 2019 took place on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th April and received extremely positive feedback from those who attended. The 2019 event, which was funded by the HSE in association with the WIT Arena, built on the success of the 2018 SportsAbility Day by expanding to a two day event. The event is a key action of the Waterford SportsAbility Forum, an initiative of Waterford Sports Partnership.

The weekend got off to a great start with a well attended and interesting seminar on Friday evening. Our MC on the night was Eoin Breathnach, Waterford GAA Games Development Manager and member of the SportsAbility Forum. The panel discussion was facilitated by Paul Ryan of Irish Wheelchair Association Sport and the panel of Karen Power, Jim Walsh, Hayley Fitzsimons and Niamh Rockett gave their very real, honest and inspirational perspectives and experiences of the impact and importance of sport in the lives of those with disability and the challenges they met along the way.
This was followed by a really energetic and informative presentation from Patricia Hamm of Waterford Warriors on their ethos and approach to fitness, health and inclusion.
Finally, our Keynote Speaker, Paul Ryan of IWA Sport, told his story of acquiring a disability at a young age and of the key role sport and physical activity has played in his life. It was clear from the level of contribution and engagement from the audience that it was a thought provoking and inspirational evening and we thank all of our speakers for their generosity of time and contribution.

The event continued on Saturday from 11am to 2pm with the Come and Try It and Information Day. MC for the day was Karen Power and throughout the day Karen maximised every opportunity to strengthen relationships and develop linkages between the various organisations present. In her opening address, Rosarie Kealy, Sports Co-ordinator, Waterford Sports Partnership , welcomed all participants and representatives from over 20 local sports clubs, national governing bodies of sport, leisure facilities and disability organisations who hosted information stands to provide information, support and advice on the many opportunities for participation in sport and physical activity in Waterford. An informal discussion circle took place between all these organisations during the morning to share information and ideas and this proved extremely useful with many important connections being made for future opportunities.

Rosarie welcomed Doireann Ní Mhuircheartaigh who had traveled from the Cara Centre in Tralee to support the event and to witness Waterford Sports Partnership’s public signing of Ireland’s first ever Sports Inclusion Disability Charter specific to the participation of people with disabilities in sport and physical activity. The Charter, which was developed by the Cara Centre in partnership with people with disabilities, clearly outlines the five key areas people with disabilities are asking all organisations to consider in making active and healthy lifestyles possible for them. Following the signing Rosarie Kealy said ‘we wanted to use this public opportunity to show our support and formally sign up to the Sports Inclusion Disability Charter, promote its importance and encourage all organisations to sign up to the Charter too. ‘

The hall was a hive of activity for the SportsAbility Day which showcased a wide range of Come & Try sessions including Athletics, Wheelchair Basketball, Fun & Run (Waterford GAA), Football for All (FAI), Muay Thai (Waterford Muay Thai), Boccia, and Enjoy Tennis (Mark White) just to name a few. Upstairs in the studio, the Yoga sessions (Tracy Boland) proved very popular with children and adults alike while many took advantage of the opportunity to try out handcycles, trikes and electric bikes which were available on site. For those who needed some quiet time during the day there was also a sensory room on site.

With well over 200 participants in attendance over the weekend, the event was a huge success and showcased all the exciting opportunities for people with a disability to participate in sport and physical activity in Waterford.

Here is some of the great feedback: ‘Excellent networking opportunity for the different organisations and clubs, a really well organised event, we gained a number of new Club members over the weekend and we were delighted to launch our Teenage Club at the event. – DCDynamos. ‘Particularly enjoyed the Panel Discussion on Friday night, made contacts and we were able to offer advice to other groups in attendance. – Cill Barra Sports Centre. ‘Great to discover other support organisations and potential for linking up in the future.’ – Active Connections

Well done and thank you to all our partners who contributed to the organising and hosting of this event. For more information on this event please contact Pauline Casey on 0761 10 2682 or email pcasey@waterfordsportspartnership.ie.

CARA | Fit for All Week 2019

Published: April 24, 2019

Cara Sport Inclusion Ireland have announced that their National Fit For All week will take place from the 5th May to the 11th May 2019.

Fit for all week is a national campaign which is aimed at increasing awareness among people with disabilities their families & carers and disability services on the benefits of regular exercise, healthy lifestyles and opportunities to participate within the local community. Fit for all week also aims to increase awareness and build the capacity of leisure & fitness professionals in providing accessible programmes and facilities within their local community.

This year we are delighted to partner with Ireland Active; Leisure, Health and Fitness Association. Our partnership with Ireland Active will ensure a national promotion and coverage of fit for all week and also get the support from their many members.

We are delighted to partner with Cara for their National Fit For All week and we look forward to working with our members and their facilities in providing opportunities for people with disabilities to be more active – Conn Mc Cluskey Ceo of Ireland Active

“Throughout fit for all week, we are inviting leisure Centres, fitness facilities, community halls, professional trainers etc. around the country to open up their centres and invite individuals with disabilities to participate in their programmes and to try out everything within their facility”
– Brenda O’Donnell, Inclusive Sport & Fitness Coordinator Cara.

This year Cara are working very closely with each of the Local Sports Partnerships in every county to promote the week. Each LSP will provide support and guidance to all leisure centres and fitness professionals within their county and will promote the activities on offer both locally and county wide.

We are calling on leisure centres and fitness professionals in County Waterford to register their centres and programmes for fit for all week and to showcase the facilities and programmes that they have. We want individuals with disabilities in Waterford to know that there are centres, facilities and programmes being provided for them and to highlight how easy it is for them to access them.

Any leisure Centre, fitness facility or fitness professional in County Waterford that are interested in participating in fit for all week are encouraged to register their details HERE
Individuals wishing to take part during the week can check out the list of active centres on the CARA Website

Cycle Training for Children with Dyspraxia

Published: April 4, 2019


Let’s Cycle Kidz is a six week cycling programme for children with Dyspraxia.
Teaching children how to cycle in a fun, safe environment

Wednesday 1st May to Wednesday 5th June
(6 week Block)
at the Regional Sports Centre | Cork Road | Waterford

GROUP 1 : 6.30 to 7.15pm
for Children aged 6 to 11 with Dyspraxia

GROUP 2 : 7.15 to 8pm
for Children aged 11+ with Dyspraxia

Bring your own bike & helmet or borrow one of ours!

€30 per person | LIMITED PLACES
Book HERE now!

For more information please contact Pauline Casey on 0761 10 2682 or email
pcasey@waterfordsportspartnership.ie

Waterford SportsAbility Weekend 2019

Published: March 20, 2019

Waterford Sports Partnership is delighted to be organising the Waterford SportsAbility Weekend on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th April. This event which is funded by the HSE is being run in association with WIT Arena.  After listening to feedback from last year’s inaugural SportsAbility Day this year’s event has been expanded to two days giving you more opportunities to take part.

Friday 26th April | 6-9pm @ WIT ARENA
SEMINAR EVENING
6 to 7pm Panel Discussion & Questions/Answers with  . . .

7 to 8pm Waterford Warriors Present:
‘The importance of Strength, Conditioning and Flexibility’.

8 to 9pm Keynote Speaker: Paul Ryan IWA Sport

FREE EVENT | BOOK HERE NOW!

Saturday 27th April | 11am-2pm @ WIT ARENA
COME & TRY IT/INFORMATION DAY

Come along & try: Basketball, Soccer, Muay Thai, Tag Rugby, Yoga, Cycling & much more . . .

REPRESENTATIVES FROM LOCAL SPORTS CLUBS, LEISURE FACILITIES & DISABILITY ORGANISATIONS WILL BE ON HAND TO PROVIDE INFORMATION, SUPPORT & ADVICE.


This event is suitable for people with a disability of all ages, their families, parents, teachers, sports coaches, youth club leaders and anyone interested in sport.

FREE EVENT | BOOK HERE NOW!

For more information on this event please contact Pauline Casey on 0761 10 2682 or email pcasey@waterfordsportspartnership.ie.

Waterford Sports Partnership

Waterford Sports Partnership (WSP) was established in 2002 by Sport Ireland (formerly the Irish Sports Council) as part of the Local Sports Partnership initiative with the aim of increasing participation in sport and physical activity in County Waterford.

 

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CRO Number: 378713

Registered Office –
Civic Offices
Dungarvan
Co. Waterford
Ireland

 

Contact Details

County Office:
Civic Offices
Dungarvan
Co. Waterford
Tel: 0761 10 2194

City Office:
Regional Sports Centre
Cork Road
Waterford
Tel: 0761 10 2682

Email: info@waterfordsportspartnership.ie
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