John Treacy, Chief Executive of Sport Ireland, former world cross country champion and Olympic silver medalist was in Waterford on Thursday 13th December to launch the new Waterford Sports Partnership Strategy 2018-2022 and also the NEW! WSP Website.
The launch took place in the Garden Room of the Medieval Museum in Waterford City and was attended by representatives from the many target groups, sports clubs, NGBs, communities, agencies and local networks Waterford Sports Partnership (WSP) works with.
Mayor of Waterford City and County, Cllr. Declan Doocey, welcomed John Treacy, Senator Grace O’Sullivan and the many guests to the launch. In his address, he paid tribute to all involved in the development of sport in Waterford and he acknowledged the positive impact involvement in sport and physical activity has on members of the community. He commended Waterford Sports Partnership for their work growing and developing opportunities for everyone.
Don Tuohy, Chairperson of WSP, acknowledged the commitment to sport and physical activity shown by the sporting clubs and community organisations, the WSP Board of Directors, statutory agencies and the staff of the Partnership. He outlined the next phase of WSP’s work which will focus on the four goals of Active People, Active Network, Active Engagement and Active Management. He signaled the intent of WSP to continue to work in a co-ordinated and integrated way with sporting groups and local agencies.
In launching the Strategy, John Treacy was highly complementary of the work of WSP and all the partners and sporting groups on the ground in Waterford stating “The vision Sport Ireland had for Local Sports Partnerships at the outset is truly being realised in Waterford through collaborative engagement between Waterford Sports Partnership and local partners”. He went on to say “It is about the community groups, the sporting clubs, the Sports Partnership and all the agencies working together, and this partnership has worked very well in Waterford”.
The launch came to a close with Sports Co-ordinator, Rosarie Kealy, thanking all those who contributed to the work of the Partnership, the completion of the review and to the development of the strategy. She encouraged all present to check out the new WSP website which is ‘packed full of information on opportunities to participate in sport and physical activity.’
You can download a copy of our Strategic Plan HERE
Article Modified: December 18, 2018 10:56 am