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Is your Company up for the Irish Sports Council Challenge?

Published: April 2, 2013

Are you ready to take on the Sports Council Challenge?
John Treacy is asking you to join him in a challenge to get your company more active. John and his staff in the Irish Sports Council are working together to increase their physical activity and become a healthier workforce. We are asking you to get involved in the challenge and motivate your team to become fitter and healthier in 2013. Let’s all work together to raise the bar on workplace wellbeing and promote a better work-life balance for our employees.

The Sports Council Challenge runs during the month of May and we are inviting you and your company to join in. The Sports Council staff are setting themselves challenges to complete over the four weeks and we’re inviting you to do the same. If you feel your team could walk the equivalent of the Wicklow Way, swim the distance of the Irish Sea or cycle the distance of the Tour de France around the roads of Ireland we would love to hear from you!

It’s Competition time!
The Sports Council Challenge are running an ‘Early Bird Registration’ Competition with the ultimate prize being a visit and talk from one of our athlete ambassadors in this video

The athlete will come to your organisation and speak to your staff about the Sports Council Challenge and their personal experiences as an athlete as well as answering some of your questions. All you have to do is register your company for the Sports Council Challenge before Friday the 5th of April 2013. Your company will then be entered into a draw and could be one of the lucky winners of our ‘Early Bird Registration’ Competition. If your company has already registered you are in the running! The winning companies will be contacted directly by the Irish Sports Council. Best of Luck!
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Here’s a reminder of why your company should take part in the Challenge:• You can help create a healthier, happier and more productive workforce
• Build team spirit within your organisation
• A chance to win a Sports Council Challenge Award
• A chance to highlight your own company’s achievements during the Challenge
• Publicity for your company through our Sports Council Challenge campaign
• You can have a bit of fun and entry is free! 

The Awards:We will be hosting an awards night on the 6th of June to showcase the achievements of the companies involved. Further details on the awards night will be given to all companies after they register. The awards categories are as follows:
• Best Overall Organisation
• Best Small Organisation (0-20 employees)
• Best Medium Organisation (21 – 100 employees)
• Best Large Organisation (101 + employees)
• Best Sporting Organisation
• Best Media Campaign
• Best Fundraiser (Award sponsored by Special Olympics Ireland)

Special Olympics Ireland are coming on board this year as our charity partner. If you haven’t got a charity in mind already, we would be delighted if you would consider fundraising as part of your Challenge for Special Olympics. Fundraising is optional for all companies taking part.  Each company that takes part in the Sports Council Challenge will receive a Certificate of Achievement regardless of whether or not they win an award.

How to get involved:To get your staff involved we would suggest that you ask them to get thinking about challenges they could achieve. Further details on the Challenge are available from our website and are contained within the application form but if you have any additional questions, please contact me by email at or by telephone at 01 8608800. If your company would like to get involved you must register online here or complete the application form and return it to the Irish Sports Council before 5pm on Friday the 19th of April 2013.

Article Modified: April 02, 2013 11:40 am

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