2019 Mayo Sports Partnership Annual Report Now Available
13,760 people participating in 81 locally delivered programmes, 2422 female participants in 8 Women in Sport Programmes, the 10th Western People Womens Mini Marathon, Dormant Account funding for two Community Sports Hubs in Ballyhaunis and Ballinrobe and funding for an Urban Adventure Sports Initiative at Lough Lannagh Castlebar were just some of the highlights from the 2019 annual report of the Mayo Sports Partnership.
Report available HERE
Launching the 2019 report Sports Partnership Chairman Cllr Michael Loftus paid tribute to communities and volunteers across the length and breadth of the county.
“Despite the COVID 19 Pandemic, every day, in communities across Mayo, MSP continues to help people to get active and removing barriers to physical activity and involvement in sport.”
The report, describing the workings of the Sports Partnership during 2019, particularly highlighted the involvement of 516 people with a disability in 18 initiatives including Mayo Autism Camp and Learn2Cycle programmes.
Other highlights from the report demonstrates that Mayo Sports Partnership and its stakeholders provided physical activity opportunities for some 5696 children with 780 volunteers attending 19 training & education events.
In addition, the sports umbrella body provided funding support to 150 clubs and 20 community groups. 21,232 people were also provided with general or specific sport-related information through MSP online, social media or text promotion.
Cllr Loftus also thanked key stakeholders John Treacy and staff in Sport Ireland, Interim CEO Mayo County Council Peter Duggan, Acting Director of Services John Magee, Head of Community and Integrated Development Anne Mc Carthy, Mayo Sports Partnership board members along with the many other partners who contribute to the continued development of the umbrella sports body.
Mayo Sports Partnership Co-ordinator Charlie Lambert praised the commitment of the Partnerships staff and partners in providing accessible participation opportunities for all.
“ We are extremely lucky in our wonderful county to have such a fantastic network of walkways, greenways, recreational areas, playgrounds, multi use games areas which are used by all sectors of our community. “