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Camogie Skills Online Practice

Published: March 27, 2020

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.

For more information please contact Pauline Casey on 086 7837385 or email

FREE Fun Athletics at Home

Published: March 27, 2020

Want to turn your back garden into your own Athletics Olympic arena …..

WSP Sportshall Athletics at Home is here – Fun for all the family!

Waterford Sports Partnership in conjunction with the six Waterford Athletics clubs are delivering a FREE online programme starting on Monday 6th April which will give participants daily videos of athletics disciplines finishing with 3 multi activity challenges.

Those who sign up will be given :-

– A daily video clip texted to you showing you how to turn your garden/house into an Athletics venue using everyday household items
– A daily scoring system for 4-11 year olds based on age allowing you to keep score
– Simple pointers to improve agility, balance, coordination, mobility and speed in the safety of your own home

Check out our introduction video below and book your FREE place HERE
For more information please email Peter Jones


WSP Home Workout Videos

Published: March 27, 2020

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.

Stay safe and we hope these videos contribute to ensuring your physical health is maintained.



Back Garden Workout
Chair Workout
Flexibility Workout
Upper Body Workout
Weight Training at Home



#BeActive & Flatten the Curve

Published: March 25, 2020


‘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 2km 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, so we can help you promote it.

20×20 Clubs Charter

Published: March 5, 2020

20×20 is about creating a cultural shift in our perception of girls and women in sport. By increasing visibility of women’s sport it will become a greater part of who we are and what we follow. There is already so much to celebrate when it comes to women’s sport in Ireland, but there isn’t enough noise. The initiative seeks to change the subliminal bias in the Irish psyche that exists around girls and boys, or women and men, when it comes to sport. The name of the initiative is shorthand for 20% by 2020, these are the targets set for the initiative:

20% more media coverage of women in sport by the end of 2020
20% more female participation whether at player, coach, referee or administration level by the end of 2020
20% more attendance at women’s games and events by the end of 2020

This isn’t a ‘women for women’ initiative, it’s ‘all of society for all of society’. If sport is good, which we know it to be, then more sport is better. If we all play, we all win. 20×20 is asking all sections of Irish society to show their stripes and pledge one small action to increase the visibility of women’s sport in Ireland because if she can’t see it, she can’t be it.

20×20 is excited to offer clubs the opportunity to champion the 20×20 movement in your community. We know that sports clubs are the heartbeat of many of our communities making sport happen in villages, towns and cities across the island of Ireland every day. Your club can have a real and lasting impact on women and girls in your community becoming more active and more involved in sport in any capacity.

Benefits of signing up to the Charter:
• The club benefits from the public support and positive PR associated with supporting a drive towards gender equality in sport.
• As a 20×20 Club Member, you will receive a 20×20 Club Member Flag which can be displayed at your club house/ training facility/events.
• You will receive a 20×20 Member Club Charter to display in your club house/ training facility.
• The right to display ‘Member of 20×20’ logo on website, social media channels and communications. Strengthened public perception of the importance of women and girls in sport in your club and locality, along with its contribution in terms of the economy and generating social capital.


20×20 Pillars
Pillar 1: Increasing Media Coverage
Actively increasing visibility of our female teams/athletes and club competitions at all levels by 20% by the end of 2020.
Pillar 2: Increasing Participation
Actively increase female participation at player, coach, referee, volunteer or administration level by an overall average of 20% by the end of 2020.
Pillar 3: Increasing Attendance at female sports events/games
Actively promoting and planning to increase attendance at female sports games and events by 20% by the end of 2020.

Below are some suggestions and ideas for your club’s three actions, but please feel free to create your own. These agreed actions should be realistic and also progressive in your club.

1.Increasing visibility (media coverage):
• All members (and all sports where applicable) will be represented in our club news in the local newspaper, newsletters, noticeboards, posters and on our social media channels.
• We will have live tweets and match/event updates at the women’s and girl’s events.
• We will profile both female and male athletes on posters, noticeboards, social media, events/medal presentations, club correspondence, and marketing assets etc.
• We will publicise all club fixtures/ events/ matches (if possible, together with boy’s and men’sevens).
• We will create opportunities for double headers and dual events in the club. We will look at the order of these double headers so at times male events are followed by female events.
• (If applicable) We will have underage girls’ teams/athletes participating at half time/during breaks of adult fixtures/ events (men’s and women’s).
• We will have joint club events, fundraisers or taster/ open days for girls and boys.
• We will publicly show that we are a 20×20 Member Club by ensuring the Flag, Charter and our 20×20 three actions are visible in the club and online.

2.Increasing participation:
• We will establish a girls or women’s membership in our club.
• We will organise a participation-focused event to highlight what is available for local girls and women to encourage them to try the sport and be more active.
• We will run a recruitment drive with schools in the area using the club-school link running events with local school, college or with another club.
• We will put a schedule in place for allocation of equipment, coaching, training facilities and pitch times for all athletes and teams.
• We will create coaching opportunities for our club’s female members and players.

3. Increasing attendance at female sports events/games:
• We will encourage families and the whole community to go to club events irrelevant of whether it is a women’s event or a men’s event.
• We will encourage all members to attend and tune into female sporting events across all sports.
• We will share details of events with the local school, college and within our community.
• We will encourage those at the sporting events or matches to share details on social media with comments, pictures, ‘check in’, and encourage them to #ShowYourStripes.

Cycle Right Disability Trainer Module

Published: March 5, 2020

This practical training introduces participants to the Learn to Cycle process, specifically for individuals with a disability who aim to cycle a two-wheel bicycle

Thursday 19th March
10.30am to 4pm
@ the Regional Sports Centre
Cork Road | Waterford

10 per person

This learning module is supported by resources at  

For more information please contact:
Peter Jones on
0761 10 2191 or
or Pauline Casey on 0761 10 2682 or




Mobility/Fall Prevention Programme

Published: February 24, 2020

Improve your mobility now to help prevent a fall in the future!
WSP in conjunction with Siel Bleu are running a six week Mobilty/Falls Prevention Programme at Carricphierish Community Hub.
The classes will focus on improving your strength, balance and general mobility.

Starting Thursday 5th March @ 9.30am
in the Community Room Carrickphierish Community Campus
€2 per person/per class
Lauren Walsh Kett on 0761 10 2619 or

FREE Para-Athletics Drop-in Sessions

Published: February 11, 2020


Para-Athletics comes to Dungarvan Sports Centre!

Free drop in session for children and adults with a disability. Come and try out athletics track and field disciplines tutored by trained Para Athletics coaches.

The open sessions are on @ Dungarvan Sports Centre from 1 to 2pm on:

Saturday 22nd February 
Saturday 29th February
Saturday 14th March
Saturday 28th March

What is Para Athletics?
Para Athletics is the sport of athletics practised by people with a disability as a parasport, the athletics disciples are mostly the same disciples available for able bodied people with the addition of wheelchair racing and the club throw.  The track and field events are adapted to each individual athlete.

To register or for more information please contact Pauline Casey on 076 110 2682 or email:

NOW Booking! Learn to Love Fitness Kilgobinet

Published: February 11, 2020

Learn to Love Fitness is a six week educational programme, developed by Waterford Sports Partnership and delivered in a gym enviorment by a local gym instructor.
The aim of the programme is to make women and girls more comfortable and confident in a gym environment.

Over the twelve sessions participants learn the basics of flexibility, mobility, injury prevention and how to lift weights safely and effectively. By week ten, participants are encouraged to  design their own gym programme, specific to their own needs and goals.

Fun is central to the programme, with each session being delivered in a positive environment, which provides the participants with the knowledge, confidence and motivation to be physically active for life.

We are running a second block of Learn 2 Love Fitness starting in Kilgobinet GAA Sports Centre Gym on Wednesday 4th March @ 7pm.
This is a six week women only programme. Cost: €30pp. Limited Places.
Book HERE now!
For more information please contact Sinéad Brannigan on 0761 10 2430 or


Now Booking! Women on the Move

Published: February 10, 2020

Women on the Move is a six week activity programme suited to all age groups and includes activities which cater for all fitness levels.  Each session lasts for one hour and depending on the weather may be indoor/outdoors. The programme includes fun games and workouts which help to improve cardiovascular health, strength, flexibility and mobility.

Over the past couple of years we have run successful Women on the Move Programmes
in Dungarvan, Portlaw, Lismore, Carrickphierish & Clashmore/Kinsalebeg.

All the women who have participated have thoroughly enjoyed the experience, one participant said ‘I really loved doing it with friends that I made and helped me get fitter also’.

Do you want to start exercising, feel fitter and have more energy?
Physical Activity Programmes in Carrickphierish, Kilmacthomas & Kinsalebeg


Women on the Move |  Carrickphierish

Starting Wednesday 4th March to Wednesday 8th April from 7 to 8pm
@ Carrickphierish Community Sports Hub
Cost: €20 pp for 6 week block/ €5pp Pay as you go!
Book HERE now!

Booking is essential! Contact: Lauren Walsh-Kett on  086 4650063
or email

Women on the Move |  Kilmacthomas

Starting Monday 2nd March to Monday 6th April from 7 to 8pm
@ Rainbow Hall | Kilmacthomas
Cost: €20 pp for 6 week block
Book HERE now!

For more information please contact Lauren Walsh-Kett on  086 4650063
or email

Women on the Move |  Kinsalebeg

Starting Monday 2nd March to Monday 6th April from 7 to 8pm
@ Kinsalebeg Community Hall
Cost: €20 pp for 6 week block
Book HERE now!

For more information please contact Sinéad Brannigan on 0761 10 2430
or email

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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Contact Details

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

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

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