GDPR ImageThe 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.

Park Run Facebook and Twitter LinkThis year for World Cancer Day the National Cancer Control Programme and parkrun are partnering to encourage everyone to “Bring a friend to parkrun” on Saturday, 3rd February to raise awareness of the importance of exercise in preventing cancer.

This year for World Cancer Day we are focusing on obesity and physical activity. We aim to raise awareness that we all have the power to reduce our risk of getting cancer. 

In Ireland it is estimated that approximately 800 new cases of cancer and 300 deaths from cancer each year are due to obesity. However, approximately 30-40% of cancers could be prevented through lifestyle changes. For example, a woman who exercises for two hours every week reduces her risk of breast cancer by 5%. For bowel cancer there is an average risk reduction of 20% with high versus low levels of exercise. www.parkrun.ie 

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Free 12 week Fitness & Training Programme for 18 - 25 year olds living in the Dún Laoghaire Rathdown area. Are you currently not working / not in education? Do you want to be fitter in 2018, then this is the programme for you!

Free 12 week gym membership! Free personal trainer to fully assess and advise you. Follow up support information and guidance throughout.

Programme starts early February 2018 but please book early as places are limited.

This programme is funded by Healthy Ireland and managed by Southside Partnership DLR.

Contact Gareth for more inforamtion or to book on mobile 087 7034281/ 01 7060100 / email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Coaching Children  dlr Sports Partnership will be running a Certified Coaching Ireland Programme starting the 19th of Febuaury. This will be running for 4 Mondays from 6:30-9:30pm in the Samuel Beckett Civic Campus Ballyogan. The cost of the programme is €20 per particpant. (please note this is a one time offer & places are limited.

Children's needs in sport are different to the needs of other populations; therefore the coaches of children need to be equipped with specific knowledge, skills and competencies to fulfil the needs of children.Children want different things from their sport participation and require different approaches given their stage of development both physically and mentally. 

DLR Sports Partnership Logo 2017If you are looking for something to get you on the road to a healthy and active 2018, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Sports Partnership have a few ideas for you. Whether its going for a walk in your local park, starting back to fitness through to try achieve a 5k or joining a sports club there's something for everyone.

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