TO CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY Waterford Sports Partnership invites you to join us for a FREE Workshop on Monday 8th March 2021 | 7.30 to 9pm ‘Understanding the Female Athlete’ Presented by Orna Murray (Founder of Your Health Psychology)
CALLING ALL COACHES WORKING WITH FEMALE ATHLETES How well do you know your athletes?
The Workshop will cover:
Why women in sport matters | Female physiology | Menstrual cycle & exercise | Pillars of health for female athletes |What’s next?
FREE WORKSHOP | LIMITED PLACES | BOOKING ESSENTIAL Book HERE now!
Sports Capital and Equipment Programme 2021 Waterford Sports Clubs – Getting Grant Ready! Sports Capital and Equipment Grant Workshop (via Zoom)
Tuesday 2nd February 2021 | 7 to 8.30pm
Waterford Sports Partnership is delighted to announce a Sports Capital and Equipment Programme (SCEP) Grant information session for Waterford sports clubs. The session will cover the dos and don’ts of the SCEP and how to avoid the common pitfalls. This is your opportunity to gain valuable insight on applying for a grant.
The Sports Capital and Equipment Programme (SCEP) is operated by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media and provides grants to assist in the development or refurbishment of sports facilities and the provision of sports equipment.
For more information visit www.sportscapitalprogramme.ie
The deadline for registration on the online Sports Capital Register (OSCAR) is 5pm on Monday 15th February. The deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 1st March.
So it’s important for clubs to get started on the application process in order to be ready for the deadline.
Operation Transformation, in collaboration with DCU School of Health and HumanPerformance, have developed the Minimum Fitness Tests that will demonstrate the minimum fitness standard for your age group. These tests are designed to show you where you sit within the minimum standards of physical fitness and give you a target to aim for within your age bracket and gender.
Sport Ireland and the network of Local Sports Partnerships are passionate about helping people get active, participating in sport or physical activity and ensuring everyone has the opportunity to do so in their own community.
CHECK OUT THE MINIMUM FITNESS TESTS BOOKLET
in ENGLISH HERE
in IRISH HERE
Why use this resource?
– Test your fitness levels and compare to the minimum standards.
– Build your confidence to regularly participate in sport and physical activity.
– Use the progess tracker to monitor your progress and results.
Remember: If you have an underlying medical condition or are currently inactive, you should consult with your GP before starting any new exercise programme.
Operation Transformation 2021
Published: January 6, 2021
Operation Transformation returns to our screens this January for its 14th series. Due to COVID–19 this series of Operation Transformation will be slightly different, but every bit, if not more enjoyable, than previous series. Once again the series is encouraging the Irish public to get active and get healthy over the course of the 8-week show giving the nation the tools they need to get moving, lose weight and feel great.
Similar to other years, five team leaders from different parts of the country have been chosen to take part in the show. Viewers will be encouraged to follow a leader and join them on their fitness journey over the eight weeks.
IRELAND LIGHTS UP & GET IRELAND WALKING APP
Get Ireland Walking are supporting the ‘Ireland Lights Up’ walking campaign which returns in January 2021, in partnership with the GAA and Operation Transformation. This year other sporting organisations will join the GAA to ensure that ‘Ireland Lights Up’ by turning on their floodlights during the 8-week broadcast of Operation Transformation 2021.
The new App will allow you to book your space to walk safely at a local registered club or venue. The app will regularly add clubs and venues near you on a daily basis; be sure to re-check if your local club has registered and then just sign up!
The app is available FREE for download NOW on the App Store and Google Play. FIND OUT MORE HERE!
So come on Waterford, let’s get active and keep active in 2021.
Ministers launch €40m Sports Grant Scheme for 2021
Published: January 1, 2021
The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin TD, and the Minister of State for Sport and the Gaeltacht, Jack Chambers TD, today announced that €40 million is being made available in 2021 under a new round of the Sports Capital and Equipment Programme (SCEP).
The SCEP is the government’s primary vehicle for providing support to sports clubs and communities to develop sports infrastructure around the country. Applications can be made online only from 9am on Friday 11 December 2020 until 5pm on Monday 1st March 2021.
The first step in obtaining a grant is to register on the department’s online system. The Ministers encouraged any clubs which are not already registered to do so now. Clubs can now register on the department’s online system at www.sportscapitalprogramme.ie. Once registered, all applications must be made on the same website. The system will be open for applications from 11 December 2020 to 1st March 2021.
Do you want to build up from 0 to 5km at your own pace, in your own time?
This January we are launching our brand new Let’s Run 0-5km Podcast. The podcast will take you through six weekly training sessions at a time that is convenient for you. All you need is a smart phone, headphones and comfortable footwear.
The Men on the Move Programme encourages men to get more active, have fun and improve their fitness levels through twice weekly activity sessions. The programme offers men the chance to learn and take part in safe, effective exercises tailored to suit their needs. Participants should see both physical and psychological benefits such as improved mood, increased energy, weight loss/control and improved mobility and greater functional fitness. The sessions focus on aerobic exercises for forty minutes and work on core strength and flexibility for twenty minutes.
NOW BOOKING! Men on the Move ONLINE 2021
We are delivering a FIVE WEEK ONLINE
Men on the Move Programme this January.
Want to start exercising?
Want to feel fitter & have more energy? We are delivering a five week, men only, ONLINE physical activity programme . . .
WSP tutors will deliver two ONLINE sessions each week, on Mondays & Thursdays, working on your aerobic endurance and core strength.
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.