We are dedicated to ensuring that during these worrying times, we continue to assist people in being active in a safe and considerate manner. In partnership with some of our programme tutors, we have compiled a number of online videos that will give you expert guidance to continue your exercise regime or kick start you into action. These videos include aerobic and strength workouts whilst also giving you helpful tips on how to exercise in your own home in light of social distancing.
We hope these videos contribute to ensuring your physical health is maintained during lockdown!
Now the kids are off school, it is important to keep them active too, so why not get the family together to keep moving!
ACTIVE HOMEWORK CHALLENGE Why nor try our Active Homework Challenge – a weekly plan of different activities for the little ones with how to videos!
Find out more HERE
GAMES & ACTIVITIES FOR YOUR FAMILY Being more active does not have to be organised sport it can be games too.
Why not play some good old fashioned games and get the whole family involved. Enjoy the fun.
Safefood have a wonderful page with the rules of all these games. Find the links below.
Why not pause for play and use their fun interactive play to spin wheel to decide with your family on what game to play and how to play them click here
NATURE ON YOUR DOORSTEP
A great initiative from Carlow Sports Partnership to help everyone to stay active, with the help of Una Halpin of Wildways Adventures, Johanna Brown of Wildtime and Mary White of Blackstairs Eco Trails have all designed some outdoor challenges to help give you some new and different ways to stay active and learn about biodiversity at the same time. Click here to find out more!
Cocooning? Download our Activity Planner
Published: April 22, 2020
We are very aware that it is challenging to remain in your own home when you’re used to getting out and about. Sinéad our Sports Development Officer has a ‘Daily Activity Planner’ which she can send to you by post so that you can create your own daily physical activity routine, or if you would like to become part of our ‘Older Adult Home Movement Group’ please contact Sinéad and she will call, or text you every Monday to set a new weekly challenge, and find out how you got on with last week’s challenge.
Mum & Me is a FREE Four Week Online Programme for new mums starting on Tuesday 5th May
The aim of this programme is to help you slowly build up your strength after having your baby. This will be done with some resistance work concentrating on core strengthening exercises.
We’ll send you a video each Tuesday of the workout to complete with your baby!
In light of the Covid-19 outbreak, Waterford Sports Partnership has postponed all immediate courses/workshops following government advice.
One of the key workshops we deliver are the three Sport Ireland Safeguarding workshops (Safeguarding 1, 2 & 3). We were scheduled to deliver a number of these workshops in the coming weeks which have now been postponed. WSP, following guidance from the Sport Ireland Ethics Unit, will endeavour to fulfil these workshops when it is safe to do so and in line with government protocols.
In the short term, the Sport Ireland Ethics Unit and WSP recognise it is possible there will be a backlog of people within sport who will need to attend a face to face safeguarding workshop once the sector is in a position to resume normal operations. To this end the Sport Ireland Ethics unit have provided all National Governing Bodies of Sport with interim measures to assist them with any back log of Safeguarding workshops that may occur due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
It is important to note that these interim measures do not remove the requirement that individuals need to complete a face-to-face safeguarding workshop. It is still the position of the Sport Ireland Ethics Unit that every relevant individual who undertakes the suggested interim measures must also attend a face to face safeguarding workshop as normal once the sector is in a position to resume operations.
*Please note: Individuals who have any queries on this should liaise directly with their sports National Children Officer who will be in a position to further assist their clubs/members in this regard. Contact details for each National Children’s Officer can be found on the Sport Ireland website in the Ethics section or through the following link – https://www.sportireland.ie/ethics/national-children-officers
WSP is committed to supporting the 20×20 campaign and we want to encourage girls to continue to be active while following HSE Social Distancing Guidelines.
Why not join us here on Saturday mornings in April or on Facebook/Instagram/You Tube when we will run online Camogie Skills practice sessions that you can do at home led by members of the Waterford Senior Camogie Team.
‘As the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak continues, Sport Ireland are keeping the health and well-being of our staff, our sporting communities and the public at the forefront of our decision making.
We know that sport and physical activity is essential to our physical and mental wellbeing, our sense of positivity and our long term health. At Sport Ireland our mission is to continue supporting responsible sport and physical activity participation while minimising the spread of COVID-19 to flatten the infection curve.’
Try your best to #BeActive for at least 30 minutes a day, or 60 minutes a day for children
Wash your hands before and after being active, to avoid spreading or contracting the virus. Watch this to see how it should be done!
Gatherings in outdoor areas should be no more than four people, unless they are all from the same household.
Be sensible while exercising – You can #BeActive in your garden, or just outside your front door, but you must keep yourself at least 2 metres away from people you don’t live with. If you’re going outside to get active you must do so within 5km of your home.
Follow @SportIreland on social media for ideas on how to #BeActive
Staying active is more important than ever right now, and even if you’re mostly in your house at the moment, there are plenty of ways you can still do so. We have produced and collated some handy tips and exercise ideas to complete at home. These include walking ideas, challenges and exercise videos. There is something to suit all ages and abilities
– Check them out below!
Have something to share? Don’t forget to share your workouts and ideas on keeping active by using the hashtags #BeActive and #ActiveWaterford on social media.
Have something to add to our page? Are you a deliverer or club offering a different alternative to your usual? Email firstname.lastname@example.org, so we can help you promote it.
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 plans, leads and co-ordinates the sustainable development of competitive and recreational sport in Ireland.