Activities for All Launched for Social Inclusion Week
Mayo Sports Partnership is one of 29 Local Sports Partnerships in the country who have come together to roll-out a 4-week physical activity plan for people with a disability ahead of “Fit for All” and Social Inclusion Week 12th – 18th October.
Fit for All is a national initiative aimed at increasing awareness among people with disabilities, families/carers and disability services on the benefits of regular exercise, healthy lifestyles and opportunities to participate within the local community.
The resource has been developed by Sport Ireland and a working group of LSP Sports Inclusion Disability Officers (SIDOs) in conjunction with Cara. Ireland’s National Physical Activity plan recommends children are active for at least 60 minutes a day and adults for 30 minutes a day, the Activities for All resource is a fun and inclusive way of getting in your daily activity. This resource aims to improve people’s fitness, skills and balance as well as helping build confidence to regularly participate in sport and physical activity.
To download a copy of the resource click here DISABILITY_MAYO.pdf
To download in Irish click here Activities-for-All_IRISH.pdf
Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, Mayo Sports Partnership has been working hard to ensure the people of Mayo remain physically active.
As part of a national network of 29 Local Sports Partnerships (LSP) Mayo Sports Partnership has adapted by using online resources, printed booklets and other innovative means, to ensure that everyone in their community has the opportunity to share in the enjoyment as well as the mental and physical health benefits of sport and physical activity.
Speaking at the release of the resource, John Treacy, Chief Executive Sport Ireland said, “Sport and physical activity is a key part of a healthy lifestyle and has so many benefits for both your physical and mental wellbeing. The Activities for All resource will help people of all abilities to build physical activity in to their daily routine. We are delighted to launch it as part of the Cara Fit for All initiative and with support and input from the Sports Inclusion Disability Officers of the Local Sports Partnership Network”.
Charlie Lambert Sports Co-ordinator with Mayo Sports Partnership added “ Our Sports Inclusion Officer Ray Mc Namara has been doing fantastic work with people with disabilities during this pandemic. This resource will help to compliment his work and we look forward to making it available to all”
This resource is fully adaptive for people of all abilities and ages. There is an activity planner included to help your track your progress throughout the 4-weeks. Simply print out the resource or display it on your phone and be active!
For more information on the resource visit https://www.sportireland.ie/participation/activities-for-all