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Older Adults Exercise Programme – Get Active, Get Going!

Published: March 2, 2021

Sign-up now for our FREE programme
and get active in the comfort of your own home.

Live Exercise Session via zoom every Wednesday  from 12.30-1.15pm

We’ll post you out weekly exercise schedules including Facebook live sessions and we’ll send you links to WSP’s weekly video exercise challenges!

Starting Week of Monday 15th March

Book HERE now!

For more information please contact:
Peter Jones on 087 101 5130 or




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!


For more information on the resource please email Sinéad Brannigan at 

Positive Ageing Week 2020

Published: September 18, 2020

th to OCTOBER 2nd
Did you know? 1st October is the International Day of the Older Person!

Why not get involved, check out our Cycle Challenge, 21 day Walking Challenge & Walk West Waterford below and celebrate Positive Ageing Week with us.

There is also an opportunity to meet your SDO, Sinéad Brannigan our Sports Development Officer with responsibility for Over 50’s!




Over 50’s Meet Your SDO!

Published: September 18, 2020

Sinead Brannigan our Sports Development Officer for Over 50’s invites representatives from Waterford over 50’s groups and organisations to join her VIA ZOOM on Monday 28th September @ 3pm

Grab a cuppa, log in and find out about physical activity opportunities in Waterford!


For more information please contact:
Sinéad Brannigan on
087 459 6179 or email


Over 50’s 21 Day Walking Challenge

Published: September 18, 2020

Where will your feet take you?

We are encouraging you to walk, within your limitations around your local area on as many days as you can from Sunday 27th September to Saturday 17th October inclusive.


Once you’ve registered, Waterford Older People’s Council
 will send you a link for the 21 Day Walking Challenge!

Closing date for registration is Wednesday 23rd September

You can use the Strava app to track your distance.
Don’t worry, if you don’t have the app, you can still join the challenge!


Over 50’s Positive Ageing Week | Cycle Challenge

Published: September 18, 2020

Where will your wheels take you? We are encouraging you to cycle, within your limitations around your local area on as many days as you can from Monday 28th September to Friday 2nd October inclusive.


Take a screenshot picture of the distance completed at the end of the week and a photo of you out cycling (You can use apps such as Map my Ride or Strava to track your distance).

Email your pictures to by 6pm on Sunday 4th October.

For more information please contact: Sinéad Brannigan on 087 459 6179 or


Walk West Waterford

Published: September 14, 2020


We are hosting a series of FREE walks for over 50’s in West Waterford during Positive Ageing Week 2020. The aim of the series is to give people the opportunity to create links with others in their locality and experience these wonderful Waterford Walks. So, lace up your walking shoes and come along to a walk near you.
Don’t miss this chance to meet new people in your area and discover local walking opportunities!

Tuesday 29th September @ 10.30am
Cappoquin GAA Club
‘Explore the new Community Walkway’
Meeting at Cappoquin GAA Club
Wednesday 30th September @ 10.30am
Ballysaggart Towers
‘Explore this stunning heritage site’
Meeting at the Car Park at the Towers
Thursday 1st October @ 10.30am
Villierstown Village
‘Enjoy the charm of this picturesque village’ Meeting at Villierstown Community Centre
(Old Church)
Friday 2nd October @ 10.30am
Glenshelane Woods Walk
‘A feast for the senses’
Meeting at the car park at the woods

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

Wander Waterford for Over 50’s

Published: August 27, 2020

Come Wander Waterford this Autumn!

A four week Walking Programme open to people aged Over 50.

Come along and rediscover Waterford’s history, nature and trails, whilst also achieving your daily physical activity target of 30 minutes and maybe a little more!Due to COVID-19 restrictions places are extremely limited! Booking is essential.

Thursday 10th September @ 11am

Ramble the Historic City ’

with Ray McGrath
Meeting at the Bandstand in the People’s Park

Thursday 17th September @ 11am

Explore Nature in the City’

with Paddy Dwane
Meeting at the Bandstand in the People’s Park

Thursday 24th September @ 11am

‘Travel the Quaker Trail’

Celebrating European Week of Sport
Meeting at the Bandstand in the People’s Park

Thursday 1st October @ 11am

‘Discover Mount Congreve’

Celebrating Positive Ageing Week
Meeting at the car park at Mount Congreve

We will adhere to social distancing guidelines and we encourage the wearing of face masks/coverings for everyone’s safety during the guided tours.

Cost €5 per person (Includes Coffee/Tea Voucher that can be used after your walk)

No Booking – No Wandering!


For more details please call Sinéad on 087 459 6179, or email

Return to Sport and Physical Activity – Older Adults

Published: July 29, 2020

As a result of COVID-19, there are significant barriers to the resumption of physical activity for older people. This is linked to increased anxiety, nervousness, loss of confidence, feelings of exclusion, weakening of physical activity related social contact and physical deconditioning.

We all want to see older people come back to sport and physical activity and we hope the following guidance will help inform, encourage, build confidence and in particular reassure older people as they return to a more active lifestyle, in accordance with the public health guidelines and the recommendations of their own sporting body or organisation.

  • Consider DATE (distance, activity, time, environment)
  • Limit the number of participants
  • Limit the duration of the activity
  • Consider the contact (proximity, direct touch, equipment sharing) and minimise where possible
  • Train outdoors
  • Consider the use of PPE assisting the individuals who may need extra support or care when transferring to or from their wheelchair, changing clothing, using equipment etc.
  • Connect with older people to outline the changes that have been implemented. This may help alleviate any feelings of worry or anxiety that participants may be feeling on their return to sport.

This guidance was prepared with the support of Age & Opportunity, who conducted extensive consultation within their sector.

Age & Opportunity, have produced sector specific information on the return to sport and physical activity – Visit the Age & Opportunity website

Sport Ireland Guidance – Older Adults

Age & Oportunity Guidelines

NOW Booking! Learn to Swim

Published: February 10, 2020

Following on from our successful Learn to Swim programmes in 2019, we are delighted to be offering swimming lessons in Waterford City and Tramore this Spring.

NOW BOOKING @ Kingfisher & Splashworld

Learn to Swim
Six Week Over 50’s Beginners Swimming Programmes
€45pp for lessons | €60pp for lessons + one extra swim p/w


Thursday 5th March @ 8.15pm
Kingfisher Club | Tramore Road | Waterford

Friday 6th March @ 11am
Splashworld |  Tramore

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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CRO Number: 378713

Registered Office –
Civic Offices
Co. Waterford


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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