The Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Sports Participation Strategy 2018-2022 was launched in by An Cathaoirleach, Cllr. Ossian Smyth in 2018 with the core objective to get more people, more active, more often.
The launch took place on the 26th November in the beautiful Marlay Park House and was attended by a range of politicians, partner agencies and local club volunteers. Speakers included John Treacy, then Chief Executive of Sport Ireland, and Agata Suszczynski a PE teacher in St. Tiernan’s Community School who has many years’ experience engaging young people in physical activity.
Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Sports Partnership are the driving force behind this 5-year strategy which focuses on working with all interested agencies and groups to increase participation in physical activity and sport in the County. The successes achieved over the past few years have proven that the most effective way to achieve mutual goals in active participation is through communication and collaboration.
The strategy aims to build and further enhance all of the positive work already taking place and to particularly work with all partners across the County to deliver the best possible outcomes for all local communities. While catering for all ages, abilities and backgrounds there will be a focus on set target groups which have been shown to have a proportionally lower level of participation.