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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.

If you require more information on Operation Transformation please contact
Pauline Casey on 086 7837385 or email pcasey@waterfordsportspartnership.ie

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.

The “Guide to Making an Application” was also published on the department’s website today.

NOTES:
The Sports Capital and Equipment Programme is the government’s primary vehicle for supporting the development of sports facilities and the purchase of non-personal sports equipment.

The programme funds:

  • natural grass sports pitches, tracks and courts (including pitch drainage)
  • energy efficient floodlighting
  • artificial sports pitches, tracks, courts and multi-use games areas
  • security fencing, ball stop netting and goal posts
  • hurling walls / handball alleys
  • building or refurbishment of dressing rooms, showers and toilets
  • building or refurbishment of sports halls and gyms
  • non-personal sports equipment
  • limited COVID-19 related works/equipment
  • modifications to sports facilities to reduce energy consumption
  • any other capital projects that are clearly sporting in nature and that will increase participation in sport or improve performance

Further information about the programme, including details of all previous allocations and a detailed review of the latest (2018) round of the programme, is available on gov.ie.

IMPORTANT!
Applications can be made online only from 9am on Friday 11 December 2020 until 5pm on Monday 1st March 2021.

For further information/support please call Waterford Sports Partnership:
Peter Jones (WSP | County) on 087 101 5130 or email pjones@waterfordsportspartnership.ie
or Pauline Casey (WSP | City) on 086 783 7385 or email pcasey@waterfordsportspartnership.ie

Now Booking – FREE Let’s Run Podcast

Published: December 18, 2020


New for 2021!

Let’s Run 0-5km Podcast

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 FREE podcast will launch on Monday 18th January
Register HERE now!

For more information on the podcast please contact:
Pauline on 086 7837385 or email
pcasey@waterfordsportspartnership.ie

 

 

 

NOW Booking! Men on the Move 2021

Published: December 17, 2020

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 fitt
er & 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.

Starting Monday 18th Jan @ 6.15pm

€10 per person | Book HERE now! 
For more information please contact:
Peter Jones on
087 101 5130 or email pjones@waterfordsportspartnership.ie

Keep Well Campaign – Keep Active

Published: December 16, 2020

Waterford Sports Partnership is proud to support the ‘Keep Well’ Campaign!

‘Keep Well’ is a Government of Ireland initiative, aimed at showing people of all ages how we can mind our own physical and mental health and wellbeing by adding healthy and helpful habits to our daily and weekly routines.

We are working with Sport Ireland, Waterford City & County Council, Healthy Waterford, the HSE, Waterford Libraries, Creative Waterford and Get Ireland Walking to provide guidelines, information and tips on what we can do to help us keep well through the coming months by keeping active, staying connected, switching off & being creative, eating well and minding our mood . . .

Keep active – keeping active and being outdoors, even during the winter, is important to help physical and mental health and wellbeing. Waterford Sports Partnership is here to help you get active & keep active!

We all need to Keep Active!
It’s recommended that adults engage in 30 minutes of moderate physical activity five days a week and children and young people should be active, at a moderate to vigorous level, for at least 60 minutes every day in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Here are some suggested activities that you can do on your own or with friends and family and tips on how to get active. Remember every little bit counts and you can start small, you might be surprised with the results and how much you enjoy being more active and the way it will make you feel!

Operation Transformation 2021

Published: December 16, 2020


Operation Transformation returns to our screens in January 2021 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 .

 

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 – Find out more HERE
NOW on the App Store and Google Play.

Now Booking! Sport Inclusion & Disability Awareness Online Training

Published: November 16, 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
Thursday 3rd December |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

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

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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Sport Ireland
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LSP Contact Finder
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NGB Contact Finder
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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
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