Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Sports Partnership held their 2nd Daily Mile Schools Event in Deer Park, Mount Merrion on Wednesday 25th April 2018. Similar to last year, this annual event falls during Active Schools Week, tying in nicely with activity programmes within the local schools. Over 200 students across 4 schools took to the paths of Deer Park and ran side by side with their fellow students to the finish gantry where they were awarded a medal. This however, was not the first time they have run a mile.
Since the beginning of the school year in September, Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Sports Partnership have watched 22 schools from all around the County take to their playgrounds, fields or local parks to run a mile each day. The feedback from the schools has been astonishing since the programme was introduced in this County 2 years ago. Teachers have reported improved concentration levels, improved fitness & wellbeing, and improved rapport within the class.
We'd be very grateful for your view /input on what you believe dlr Sports Partnership could do to help increase participation in sports and physical activity for everyone in the County.
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Book your FREE place on our latest Sports Forum meeting on the Thursday 26th April in IADT College, Kill Avenue, Deansgrange from 7pm - 8.30pm.
This is a great opportunity to keep informed of issues that might affect your club and input into promoting sports participation for the next 5 years.
Register your free place here https://sportsforumapril2018.eventbrite.ie .
Players from 13 countries will descend on Shankill Tennis Club in South County Dublin when it hosts the Blind Tennis World Championships at the end of the month.
The dlr TAKEI Blind Tennis World Championships takes place in Shankill from April 26th to 30th when as many as 60 players will compete in this unique competition which is being held in Ireland for the first time.
Competitors will come from Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Pakistan, Poland, Great Britain and Ireland. Between players, sighted guides, coaches and officials up to 300 people involved in the tournament including many volunteers.
Blind tennis is an extremely skilled form of the sport. It is played on a normal court and the players locate the ball by the sound made by a bell in the middle of the ball. They are allowed either two or three bounces depending on their level of vision.
Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin, today announced an investment package of over €6.07m from Sport Ireland to support the national network of Local Sports Partnerships (LSPs) which includes €187,367 for Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Sports Partnership.
A total of €6,074,333 will be allocated to support the core work of the 29 LSPs; including the delivery of National Programmes, Education & Training initiatives, Strategic Development, Community Sports Development Officers, the Sports Inclusion Disability programme, Women in Sport Programmes and general participation programmes.
The EU are bringing into force a new regulation on data protection called GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations), which is coming into effect on the 25th May 2018. The GDPR strengthens individual’s rights in respect to their personal data that any organisation may hold on them. This will not only affect businesses, but also voluntary bodies, community groups and sporting organisations.
To help clubs prepare for how this may affect them, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown and South Dublin County Sports Partnerships are hosting a practical information seminar on the evening of the 22nd March in the Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan.