Follow Waterford Sports Partnership on Facebook
Follow Waterford Sports Partnership on Youtube
Follow Waterford Sports Partnership on Twitter
Follow Waterford Sports Partnership on Instagram

Waterford Men on the Move

Published: October 23, 2020

Be Your Personal Best this November

 

Sign-Up FREE now for our Online Men on the Move Programme

We are encouraging you to exercise for 30 minutes a day,
five days a week this November either on your own,
with a family member or someone in your bubble.

We are also challenging you to walk 60km in November

No time for excuses!

We’re here to support you with an activity timetable,
walking log and lots of videos and resources
which we will text or email to you! 

REGISTER FREE HERE NOW
For more information please contact Peter Jones on 087 101 5130
or email pjones@waterfordsportspartnership.ie

 

Quick Link to Videos & Online Resources

Published: October 16, 2020

Below you will find quick links to a variety of Videos & Online Resources that have been developed to help you #BeActive

FAMILIES
Fun Athletics at Home Resources & Videos
Active Homework Challenge Resources & Videos
WSP Workout Video Series

WOMEN/GIRLS
Virtual Couch to 5k Videos
Mum & Me Online Fitness Programme Videos

MEN
Online Fighting Fit Videos
Online Men on the Move Videos

OLDER ADULTS
Gentle Exercise Videos
Older Adults Home Exercise Plan
Age & Opportunity Movement Minutes Videos

PEOPLE WITH A DISABILITY
Home Workout Videos
Physical Activity Plan for People with a Disability
CARA Centre Physio Pilates Video

CYCLING
Learn to Cycle a Balance Bike Videos
Mountain Bike Skills Challenge Videos

WALKING
20 Mapped Waterford Walks

ORIENTEERING
Virtual Orienteering in Waterford
Permanent Orienteering Courses in Waterford

MISCELLANEOUS
Sports Specific Challenges

 

New! Physical Activity Plan for People with a Disability

Published: October 8, 2020


Waterford Sports Partnership is one of 29 Local Sports Partnerships in the country who have come together to roll-out a 4-week physical activity plan for people with a disability ahead of “Fit for All”.

Fit for All is a national initiative aimed at increasing awareness among people with disabilities, families/carers and disability services on the benefits of regular exercise, healthy lifestyles and opportunities to participate within the local community.

The resource has been developed by Sport Ireland and a working group of LSP Sports Inclusion Disability Officers (SIDOs) in conjunction with Cara. Ireland’s National Physical Activity plan recommends children are active for at least 60 minutes a day and adults for 30 minutes a day, the Activities for All resource is a fun and inclusive way of getting in your daily activity. This resource aims to improve people’s fitness, skills and balance as well as helping build confidence to regularly participate in sport and physical activity.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Waterford Sports Partnership has been working hard to ensure the people of Waterford remain physically active.

As part of a national network of 29 Local Sports Partnerships (LSP) Waterford Sports Partnership has adapted by using online resources, printed booklets and other innovative means, to ensure that everyone in their community has the opportunity to share in the enjoyment as well as the mental and physical health benefits of sport and physical activity.

Speaking at the release of the resource, John Treacy, Chief Executive Sport Ireland said, “Sport and physical activity is a key part of a healthy lifestyle and has so many benefits for both your physical and mental wellbeing. The Activities for All resource will help people of all abilities to build physical activity in to their daily routine. We are delighted to launch it as part of the CARA Fit for All initiative and with support and input from the Sports Inclusion Disability Officers of the Local Sports Partnership Network”.

Rosarie Kealy, Sports Co-ordinator, Waterford Sports Partnership, said ‘We welcome this really useful and practical resource which will support people with a disability in reaching their daily physical activity targets.  The resource was developed by Sports Inclusion Disability Officers across the Local Sports Partnership network and therefore brings with it a real understanding of the specific needs and how best to support people with a disability in being more active.  Physical activity is more important now than ever for the physical and mental health of everyone.’

This resource is fully adaptive for people of all abilities and ages. There is an activity planner included to help your track your progress throughout the 4-weeks. Simply print out the resource or display it on your phone and be active!

DOWNLOAD THE RESOURCE HERE: IN ENGLISH | AS GAEILGE

For more information on the resource please email Pauline Casey: pcasey@waterfordsportspartnership.ie

Now Booking! Sport Inclusion & Disability Awareness Online Training

Published: October 1, 2020

This CARA Certified Online Training Course is designed to create a greater awareness of the area of disability and how to include people with disabilities in sport and physical activity.

TOPICS THAT WILL BE COVERED INCLUDE:
Understanding Disability | Perceptions |Communication: Language and Etiquette Barriers to participation | Inclusion – Intro to TREE and The Inclusion Continuum

There will be discussion elements throughout the training course to ensure that participants have the opportunity to share their experience and time will be available to ask questions.

Sport Inclusion & Disability Awareness | Online Training
Presented by WSP Community Sports Development Officer: Rachel Sinnott
Monday 12th October |6.30 to 8.30pm
FREE COURSE | BOOKING ESSENTIAL |Book HERE now:
For more information please contact Rachel Sinnott on 0761 10 2199 or email rsinnott@waterfordsportspartnership.ie

NEW! Older Adult Home Exercise Plan

Published: October 1, 2020

Waterford Sports Partnership (WSP) is one of 29 Local Sports Partnerships in the country who have come together to roll-out a 4-week physical activity plan for older adults as part of Positive Aging Week.

The resource has been developed by Sport Ireland and a working group of LSP Community Sport Development Officers in conjunction with Age & Opportunity. The resource will support people to try and reach the minimum of 30 minutes of daily physical activity, as recommended in Ireland’s National Physical Activity Plan. It will help an individual’s strength and confidence in their body, which will support them to be more physically active as well as developing transferable skills for everyday life.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Waterford Sports Partnership has been working hard to ensure the people of Waterford remain physically active.

As part of a national network of 29 Local Sports Partnerships (LSP) WSP has adapted by using online resources, printed booklets and other innovative means, to ensure that everyone in their community has the opportunity to share in the enjoyment as well as the mental and physical health benefits of sport and physical activity.

John Treacy, Chief Executive Sport Ireland, “This International Day of Older Persons, Sport Ireland are delighted to be launching the Older Adult Home Exercise Plan with the support of the Network of Local Sports Partnerships and Age & Opportunity. By building these exercises in to your daily routine and tracking your progress over the few weeks, you will notice a huge improvement in your physical and mental well- being, and we need that more than ever right now”

Rosarie Kealy, Sports Co-ordinator, Waterford Sports Partnership, said ‘We welcome this really useful and practical resource which will support older adults in reaching their daily target of 30 minutes physical activity.  The resource was developed by Development Officers across the Local Sports Partnership network and therefore brings with it a real understanding of the specific needs and how best to support older adults in being more active.  Physical activity is more important now than ever for the physical and mental health of everyone.’

This resource is fully adaptive for people of all abilities and ages. There is an activity planner included to help your track your progress throughout the 4-weeks. Simply print out the resource or display it on your phone and be active!

DOWNLOAD THE RESOURCE HERE: IN ENGLISH | AS GAEILGE

For more information on the resource please email Sinéad Brannigan at sbrannigan@waterfordsportspartnership.ie 

€228,190 Boost for Waterford Sport and Physical Activity Measures

Published: September 28, 2020


Sport and physical activity in Waterford has received a welcome boost, with €228,190 being allocated to Waterford Sports Partnership through the Dormant Accounts Fund.

The allocation is part of a total investment package of €7.3m in Dormant Accounts Funding announced by Sport Ireland for a wide range of sport and physical activity measures countrywide.

Sport Ireland’s investment aims to engage with communities across the country, focusing on people with disabilities, people who are educationally disadvantaged and from disadvantaged communities.

Included in the allocation to Waterford Sports Partnership is €30,000 for the Cappoquin, Lismore, Villierstown Community Sports Hub, €70,000 for Active Cities, €100,000 for Innovation for Sports Inclusion, €15,590 for Urban Outdoor Adventure Initiatives, €8,600 for Volunteer Supports and €4,000 for Youth Leadership.

Speaking about the new round of Dormant Accounts Funding, Minister for Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht, Catherine Martin TD, said: “A key priority for Government is the targeting of resources at programmes that seek to address inequalities in sports participation, in particular socio-economic disadvantage. Similarly, we are keen to ensure that interventions are in place to boost participation levels among people with disabilities. The range of measures funded through the Dormant Accounts Fund is helping to make sport and physical activity more inclusive and accessible for many people right across Ireland.”

Minister of State for Sport and the Gaeltacht, Jack Chambers TD, added: “The positive impact of sport and physical activity on our physical and mental wellbeing cannot be overstated. The current pandemic has confirmed the critical importance of sport to Irish society and the uplift it provides to people’s spirits. While keeping us fit, regular physical activity is an excellent social outlet for many. The investment package announced today will have a positive impact on the health of the nation, and support the growth of community and social cohesion through sport.”

Among the successful Dormant Accounts Fund projects announced are thirteen new Innovation projects.

Chairman of Sport Ireland, Kieran Mulvey, commented: “Sport Ireland is delighted with the significant investment of €990,000 in Innovation for Sports Inclusion. These creative Innovation projects have the potential to create solutions to the problems that exist in sports participation. The announcement of thirteen innovation projects is very welcomed, stimulating collaboration within and beyond the sports sector.”

Chief Executive of Sport Ireland, John Treacy, commented: “The increase in Dormant Accounts Funding will enable Sport Ireland, supported by National Governing Bodies and Local Sports Partnerships to have a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of communities throughout Ireland. Key to the work of Sport Ireland is the belief that everyone should have the opportunity to partake in sport and physical activity, no matter what their circumstances.”

As with previous funding announced, the investment is closely aligned with the National Sports Policy and the National Physical Activity Plan.  A particular emphasis is placed on implementing programmes to promote physical activity, making sport and physical activity accessible to people with a disability and the development of programmes to address transitions and drop out from physical activity.

Rosarie Kealy, Coordinator of Waterford Sports Partnership said: ‘We are absolutely delighted with the funding allocated to Waterford Sports Partnership for Waterford sport and physical activity initiatives.  This was a competitive process and we acknowledge the confidence and trust placed in the WSP team by Sport Ireland to deliver on this investment.  Sport and physical activity is of critical importance, now more than ever, for our physical and mental well being.  This funding aims in particular to increase inclusion and increase participation rates in areas of socio-economic disadvantage.’

See the full list of funded projects here.

WSP 2019 Infograph

Published: September 28, 2020

The Waterford Sports Partnership AGM took place on Friday 25th September 2020
(postponed from 3rd April).

This Infograph, which is featured in our 2019 Annual Report, highlights many of WSP’s key achievements in 2019 in an easy to read format.
Every initiative creates an opportunity for the people of Waterford to be more active and we thank all our partners and funders for their valuable support and contribution.

Check our our September Newsletter!

Published: September 28, 2020

Check out our September 2020 Newsletter packed full of news, upcoming programmes and training opportunities and information on online programmes!

View the Newsletter HERE

 

Virtual Orienteering- MapRun-F

Published: September 25, 2020

 

With thanks to Waterford Orienteers MapRun-F  has come to Waterford!


What is MapRun-F?
MapRun-F is Android/iOS orienteering app that provides GPS based punching and timing for courses.

These maps are available for use by the public at any day or time!

There are currently seven courses available located in:

  • Ballinakill Woods
  • Tramore Sand Dunes (advanced orienteers)
  • Tramore Inclusion Park
  • Dunmore East
  • Dungarvan
  • Lismore
  • Passage East Heritage Course

Click HERE for instructions on using the MapRunF App

For more information or to organise a ‘Come and Try It’ for your group please
contact Rachel on on 0877396050 or email rsinnott@waterfordsportspartnership.ie

 

Come & Try Kayaking for Adults

Published: September 18, 2020

Celebrating European Week of Sport

Come and Try Kayaking for Adults in West Waterford

Wednesday 30th September 5 to 6.30pm@ Villierstown Boat Club

Join us for a FREE kayaking session – all equipment will be provided

LIMITED PLACES REGISTER FREE HERE NOW!

 

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.

 

Sport Ireland

Useful Links

Sport Ireland
Sport Ireland plans, leads and co-ordinates the sustainable development of competitive and recreational sport in Ireland.

LSP Contact Finder
Find contact details for other Local Sports Partnerships.

NGB Contact Finder
Find contact details for National Governing Bodies of Sport.

 

Social Media

Follow Waterford Sports Partnership on Facebook Follow Waterford Sports Partnership on Youtube

Company Info

Waterford Sports Partnership Company Limited by Guarantee (CLG)
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
Website By: Déise Design