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Table Tennis Ireland Teachers Award

Published: September 14, 2020

This course is aimed at schools and community hubs. It offers ideas for coaching activities of table tennis within a school or youth group environment. This course is for candidates 16 yrs and over and is delivered over 3.5hrs by Table Tennis Ireland coaches.

How do we get involved?
To register your interest, please complete this online
Expression of Interest Form

For more information please contact Louise Barry on  0761 10 2619
or email 

Skipping Teacher Training Workshop

Published: September 14, 2020

The aim is to introduce children and teachers to the world of skipping. Skipping is a terrific form of exercise that helps a child’s agility, balance, hand-eye co-ordination and can increase speed through footwork. It teaches children about rhythm and when put into team routines, it provides them with team work skills and encourages them to have confidence in their sporting ability. It is a great way to exercise, maintain good health while having lots of fun.

How do we get involved?
To register your interest, please complete this online
Expression of Interest Form

For more information please contact Brian O’Neil on 086 020 1219 or email


Athletics Leader Teacher Training

Published: September 14, 2020

Athletics Leader focuses on introducing the fundamentals of athletic movement to children. The aim of the Athletics Leader Training Course is to provide teachers, parents and club members with the skills and tools to manage and lead an Athletics Programme in their club or school.The content focuses on organising athletics games and activities for young children. It is aimed at those who want to coach or assist in their local club or school. This 1 day (8 hour) course focuses primarily on developing athleticism through games designed to improve agility, balance and co-ordination and is very practical in nature.

How do we get involved?
To register your interest, please complete this online
Expression of Interest Form

For more information please contact Louise Barry on  0761 10 2619
or email 


Online Schools Balance Bike Training

Published: September 14, 2020

Sign-up to our FREE Teacher Training online resource to help children learn to cycle!

We will send you eight progressive videos to help you teach children to use a balance bike. These short interactive videos will help to develop a child’s fundamental movement skills and improve their ability to cycle.

All you need is a well maintained balance bike & helmet!




Published: September 14, 2020

Fit4Class is Athletics Ireland’s 10 week teacher led programme that introduces junior infants to fourth class to athletics in a fun, engaging and non-competitive environment. It focuses on the use of games to develop fitness whilst enhancing agility, balance and co-ordination.

To register your school and get involved, please contact
Gerard O’Donnell at Athletics Ireland by email:

‘Try Rowing’ Programme at Blackwater Community School

Published: January 18, 2019

On Thursday 17th January, Blackwater Community School, Lismore took part in a Rowing Ireland ‘Try Rowing’ Workshop organised by Waterford Sports Partnership and facilitated by Mary Maloney of rowing Ireland.

The programme is designed for Transition Year students to become skilled and knowledgeable in the sport of Rowing and to become confident in organising and coaching sessions for young people. Twenty one TY students participated in the 3 hour workshop which is a mix of theory & practical work, the group were a pleasure to work with as they engaged fully in the workshop and each student had the opportunity to coach and demonstrate the skills of Rowing. The students will now work coach sessions with the 1st years in the school.

A big thank you to; Cappoquinn Rowing Club for the use of the five ergometers, the staff of Blackwater Community School who helped coordinate the workshop, and to Mary Maloney from Rowing Ireland for delivering a most enjoyable workshop. Best of luck to all involved in rolling out the programme in the coming weeks!

For more information on this programme, please contact Louise Barry on 0761 10 2619
or email

Waterford Camogie Participation Initiative

Published: December 17, 2018

Waterford Camogie Participation Initiative to develop and improve the skills of girls born in 2005, 2006 & 2007 (more…)

Orienteering Teacher Training

Published: December 9, 2018

Orienteering is a competitive sport that combines racing with navigation, using the geographical skills of map reading and the physical activity of running or walking. Orienteering develops many transferable skills and links with both the Primary and Secondary PE Curriculum. Orienteering is surprisingly easy to implement and school grounds are often the best choice for a first-time, outdoor experience. It can be done both indoors and outdoors (making it a weatherproof adventure activity!) and without having to leave the school. The ‘real life’ problem solving skills experienced in orienteering can help make geography, maths and science much more relevant for students, whilst also helping them build on their confidence, communication and social skills.

After this training day your school will be Ready to Go…Orienteering!!! Get your school mapped out and receive a resource pack and equipment. Participants will also receive a Certificate of Participation from the Irish Orienteering Association on completion of this training.

Cost: €50 without school mapped or €70 if school also needs to be mapped

Orienteering Teacher Training ‘Ready to Go Orienteering
Date:  Friday 12th November
Time: 9-1pm
Venue: WIT Arena, Carriganore, Waterford

For more information please contact Rachel Sinnott
on 0761 10 2199 or email


Playground Markings | STENCILS

Published: December 5, 2018

We secured HSE National Lottery funding in 2018 to purchase a new stencil kit for Playground Markings for preschool, primary school and community settings in Waterford. There are many benefits to having Playground Markings put in place, such as:

  • Increased levels of physical activity through fun and creative play while developing their social skills- communication,
  • Opportunities to explore movement and improve fundamental movement skills (jumping, landing, hopping, running etc.)
  • Supports children’s learning across the curriculum

The Playground Markings package will be available to schools for the 2020- 2021 academic school year. Waterford Sports Partnership will be ensuring the safe implementation of the Playground Markings and adhering to public health guidelines. Each setting will be provided with a demonstration and supporting documentation to support the games and activities using Playground Markings.


Gymnastics Teacher Training

Published: December 5, 2018

Waterford Sports Partnership and Waterford Gymnastics Club have teamed up to deliver a Gymnastics Teacher Training session for primary school teachers who deliver Gymnastics as part of the P.E Curriculum. (more…)

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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