Start an active and healthy 2017 with a FREE public walk on the 7th January as part of Operation Transformation!
If you are looking for something to get you on the road to a healthy and active 2017, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Sports Partnership has the perfect event for you. As part of our aim to encourage residents of the County to get active, a FREE 4km public walk will be held on the 7th January starting in the People’s Park at 9.30am (registration from 9am).
Primary schools all across Dun Laoghaire Rathdown are set to participate in a new health initiative “The Daily Mile” which will improve the physical, emotional and social health and wellbeing of all children – regardless of age or personal circumstances. In 2012 Elaine Wyllie, Headteacher of a large Scottish primary school, realised that her pupils, like many others, were unfit. She introduced the concept of every class doing 15 minutes of a walk, jog or run daily and found the results hugely beneficial. The Daily mile initiative was born and now has become so popular that hundreds of schools in the UK participate in the programme and is also in countries such as Belgium, Holland, the US and now Ireland.
Following on from the presentation of the Draft Sports Facilities Strategy (a copy of which can be found here http://www.dlrcoco.ie/en/news/general-news-public-consultation/draft-dun-laoghaire-rathdown-county-council-sports-facility) at the Sports Forum on the 6th December, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council would like to provide your clubs with an opportunity to complete this survey regarding your opinion/feedback on this draft document.
Vision Sports / CARA are seeking applications for the position of SPORTS DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR (with a specific purpose on sport and physical activity for people with vision impairments).
Together, the CARA Centre and Vision Sport Ireland are recruiting for the position of Sports Development Coordinator. The successful candidate will be a key deliverer of Vision Sport Irelands objectives with as well as a specific focus on the long term planning and implementation of Camp Abilities Ireland.
The next Sports Forum meeting will take place on the 6th December at 7pm in the Assembly Room, County Hall, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire. As well as the usual information updates for clubs, this meeting will include a presentation on the initial DRAFT of the Sports Facilities Strategy for Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council.
The March Sports Forum meeting included a presentation and Q & A around the Councils intentions to develop a strategy for the maximisation of its existing sports facilities and policies around future provision. A good deal of consultation among clubs, stakeholders and elected officials has taken place since then and a draft document is now being prepared to bring to the Council meeting in the new year. Management within the Parks Department would now like to include the Sports Forum and all clubs in the County in this feedback process. Senior staff will be present to outline the content of this document and answer any queries you may have as well as take on board feedback for review of this draft.