In April we embarked on the ‘Sheds for Life Programme. A joint initiative between Local Sports Partnerships, Get Ireland Walking and local men’s Sheds. The aim of the programme is to assist Men’s Shed members to get more physically active in their daily lives. We worked with four sheds in Waterford; Waterford Men’s Shed, Deise Men’s Shed, Waterford Estuary Men’s Shed and Dungarvan Men’s Shed. During the ten week programme the men took part in five ‘tutor led’ activities and were then went on to co-ordinate their own activities for a further five weeks.
On Monday 13th May, we coordinated a celebration day for the ten week ‘Sheds for Life’ Programme at WIT Arena. Seventeen men from the four sheds took part in a ninety minute fun activity session to mark the end of the 10 week programme which saw laughter and sweat in equal measure. The celebration day involved 25 minutes of Fun and Run hosted by Eoin Breathnach from Waterford GAA; WSP Development Officer, Peter Jones delivered some fun Go for Life games and Mark Barry from the FAI delivered some walking football to round off a great morning. It was also great to see our ‘Shed for Life’ tutors Shane Dineen, Lauren Walsh Kett and Brian O’Neill present and a big thank you to them for all of their hard work.The day was a great success and a suitable finale giving the men some more ideas to keep exercise as a natural part of their daily routine! Well done to all involved.
For more information please contact Peter Jones on 0761 10 2191 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Article Modified: May 17, 2019 10:16 am