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Sportshall Athletics

Published: June 30, 2020

Sportshall Athletics Training for Primary Schools
WSP liaised with local athletics clubs Blackwater AC and Finisk Valley to deliver a sustainable Sportshall Athletics programme to 1st and 2nd class students in the seven local primary schools. We were delighted to offer primary schools and clubs Sportshall Athletics Training on Monday 9th March, delivered by Athletic Ireland tutor Pat Power. Twelve people from local athletics clubs and schools attended the two hour training session. Many thanks to Whitechurch N.S. School for the use of their facilities. The plan was to then loan out SportsHall Athletics Equipment to the schools rounded off by a West Waterford Sportshall Athletics Tournament when the programme was interrupted by COVID-19.

Sportshall Athletics at Home

We reacted to the COVID-19 pandemic by trying to create resources to enable people to keep active during lockdown. In conjunction with Athletics Ireland, Blackwater AC, Ferrybank AC, Finisk Valley AC. KCK Athletic Club, Waterford AC, and West Waterford AC we devised a Sportshall Athletics online programme funded by Dormant Accounts funding through Sport Ireland. 326 families registered for the programme and were sent daily ‘how to’ videos covering ten athletics disciplines including Javelin, Long Jump and Target Throw. Each video included a warm-up followed by an explanation of the daily test and how to complete them using household items. A big thanks to local athletes Kate Veale, Megan Kiely and Anna O’Connor for featuring in the videos and to the six local athletics clubs for promoting the programme to their followers. The programme was a great success and we had participants from all over Ireland and Irish people living overseas in Cyprus, France, Spain, UK and America.




Article Modified: July 03, 2020 9:38 am

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