The purpose of the Scheme is to provide financial assistance to individuals, groups and organisations engaged in projects, events or developments at local or county level. The emphasis of the scheme is on providing a diverse range of funding for projects from Events, Sports and Heritage to Community, Arts and Business.
The closing date for applications is Monday the 2nd November 2015.
Supporting Physical Education and Activity in Primary Schools.
Joint seminar organised and facilitated by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Sports Partnership, Kildare Sports Partnership and South Dublin County Sports Partnership.
Over 140 teachers from 100 schools attended the above primary schools sports and physical activity seminar held in the Citywest Hotel yesterday, Tuesday 22 September. Teachers and principals from Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, Kildare, South Dublin and further afield were introduced to research finding from Sport Ireland on the rates of primary school children participating in sport, both in an outside school, and the effect that participation has on a child’s prospect of a lifelong involvement in sport, be it individual or team-based.
Further, delegates heard informative presentations from the Professional Development Service for Teachers, Irish Primary PE Association, Cara Adapted Physical Activity Centre and the Local Sports Partnership Network.
The highlight for many teachers were the three primary schools that presented topics that work well for them, for example working towards the inclusion of children with disabilities into their PE class, working as a school towards the Active Schools Flag, getting the most from their teacher talents and resources to maximise effect.
The seminar was the second in a series coordinated by the three Local Sports Partnerships. A similar seminar was held in 2014 for second-level PE teachers. Both events were kindly supported by Sport Ireland and the Local Education Centres.
If you are a teacher or know of a school that would like to know more about local resources please contact your Local Sports Partnership:
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Sports Partnership: www.dlrsportspartnership.ie; 01 271 9502
Kildare Sports Partnership: www.kildare.ie/kildaresp; 045 980 546
South Dublin County Sports Partnership: www.sdcsp.ie; 01 414 9000
The Federation of Irish Sport will host the inaugural Sport Industry Awards on 5th November this year at the Smock Alley Theatre. www.sportindustryawards.ie
The sports industry in Ireland supports 40,000 jobs, contributes 2.4% to GDP and stimulates €1.9 billion in household spending each year. The sport industry awards are intended to recognise and reward excellence in the business of sport whilst showcasing the contribution of this developing sector to Ireland’s economy.
Winners will be announced at the inaugural award ceremony to be held on Thursday 5th November at the Smock Alley Theatre in Dublin. Twelve awards shall be for up for grabs showcasing the various aspects of the sports industry in Ireland. Categories include established and emerging sports business, best mass participation event, best international sports event hosted in Ireland, best sports facility, best CSR initiative in sport and excellence in media coverage.
An experienced and knowledge judging panel drawn from both the sport and business communities including, former Dublin Football Manager and Veolia CEO, Pat Gilroy and Consultant and Santry Sports Clinic Founder, Ray Moran will determine the winners. Matt Cooper is chairing the judging panel and shall act as MC at the award ceremony. The judges shall not be required to select an entry where it is felt that no applicant has met the standard required.
The awards are being supported by a number of brands including Supervalu, Paddy Power, Crowne Plaza Blanchardstown, Failte Ireland, WHPR, IPB Insurance, Leman Solicitors as well as the Sunday Business Post. Full details together with information as to how to enter the awards can be found at www.sportindustryawards.ie and https://twitter.com/SportAwardsIRE and the deadline for entries is Friday 2nd October.
Speaking about the awards, the President of the Federation of Irish Sport and Dublin footballer Bernard Brogan said:
“We all know that sport is hugely important to us here in Ireland. However, the contribution that sport makes to the economic life of the country is much less known. Sport is one of the fastest developing sectors here in Ireland and indeed, between 2006 & 2011 there was more growth in the number of people employed as professional athletes or sports officials than in computer related activities. The Federation strongly believes that much more benefit can be derived from the commercial side of sport and to this end have developed the inaugural sport industry awards both to recognise those who have achieved excellence as well as shine a light on the economic contribution of the sector as a whole.”
He continued that “Irish companies such as Teamer have previously been shortlisted for the equivalent awards in the UK and with a growing number of Irish companies for example, Orecco and Kitman increasingly making an impact on the world stage, we feel it is a welcome development to have an appropriate forum in which to acknowledge such enterprises here in Ireland.”
Conference Themes & Topics
The Conference will address a range of coaching and management areas relevant to the Youth Athlete and within an Irish sporting context. These include the optimal workload of the youth athlete which is of special interest to coaches, teachers, medical personnel, administrators and parents.
The topics addressed include 2 keynote presentations covering:
Additional breakout presentations:
For more details and how to register see their website here http://setantaconferences.com/