Here is a collection of DLR Sporting Partnership programmes which may of use to you or your community - contact us today if you feel any of our programmes may be of use to you.
Active Exercise Programme
ALL YEAR ROUND
The Active Exercise Programme is a fun introduction to exercise, including use of the fitness centre, outdoor activities and swimming. The programme is currently running in the DLR Leisure Services Monkstown and Meadowbrook for the over 55-age group. Read more...
The Movers Walking Programme
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Sports Partnership will be organising fun social walking programmes throughout the year for those wishing to increase their pace and fitness levels.
The location will change with each programme e.g. Marlay Park, Dún Laoghaire & Shanganagh Park. These 4-6 week courses will cost approximately €10 and a motivational walking expert will lead the way, offering advice on fitness and health.
It’s a fun and social way of integrating walking into your lifestyle and we encourage you to bring along a partner/buddy or family member.
For further information on dates and venues for this year please contact us on:
Transition Year Active Dance Programme
This 5-week Transition Year programme uses a mix of activity and dance along with educational workshops, to create an interest among teenage girls to participate in regular physical activity. Numerous studies have highlighted how girls' participation in physical activity is lower that that of boys and is characterised by a sharp decline during adolescence.
Run in partnership with ourselves, UCD Sport, HSE and local schools, activity sessions are for the duration of one hour and the key element of each of the sessions is to have fun while exercising. Following on from the success of past years, we have 9 schools participating in 2014-2015, with nearly 400 transition year students involved.
The aim of this programme is to increase participation among girls in physical activity and sport thorough a mix of education and targeted activities.
ALL YEAR ROUND
Boccia is a target Sport played by individuals, pairs or teams of people with physical disabilities. It is a strategic version of the game bowls. DLR Sports Partnership currently runs Boccia in Loughlinstown Leisure Centre; the sessions take place on Wednesdays between 11.30pm and 1.00pm. Read more...
ALL YEAR ROUND
Powerchair football is a competitive team sport for people with physical disabilities who use power wheelchairs. The game is played in a gymnasium on a regulation basketball court. Two teams of four players use powerchairs equipped with footguards to attack, defend, and spin-kick a 13-inch (330 mm) football in an attempt to score goals. Read more...
Woodlands For Health
Encourage participants who are in the stage of mental health recovery to use the natural landscape of Coillte/Dublin Mountains Partnership recreation sites and Dun Laoghaire Rathdown (DLR) parks to enhance their wellbeing, in particular as regards to their social functioning, physical wellbeing and personal confidence. The purpose of this initiative is to demonstrate the efficacy of the programme and also help to identify any issues that could be addressed in future roll out. The longer term goal is to have this included as part of mental health recovery throughout other areas of the Country.
The approach is based on the established “Woodlands For Health” programme based in Wicklow. The Wicklow programme is a partnership between Coillte, Mental Health Ireland (MHI), Southside Partnership DLR, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Sports Partnership (DLRSP) and the Health Service Executive (HSE).
The initiative is based on the Woodlands For Health programme which has been successfully applied in East Wicklow and evaluated by UCD and the HSE. The Wicklow programme was based on “Branching Out”. in Scotland. Read more...