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Community Sports Hubs (CSHs)


What is a CSH?

Community Sports and Physical Activity Hubs (CSHs) project is a collection of progressive sports clubs and other local organisations that want to work together to improve sport offered in their local community. The Hubs provide information, support and advice on a wide range of sports and physical activities to make it easier for people in disadvantaged areas to engage in a more active lifestyle.

The intended impact of a CSH is to increase the number of people of all ages participating in sport and physical activity in their communities, with a specific focus on adolescents/young people.

All activity taking place in the CSH is centred around community participation. This includes developing and strengthening linkages between the community, sports clubs and other physical activity groups.

CSHs operate within the existing structure of Local Sports Partnerships (LSPs) which operate under the remit of Sport Ireland. Aims: -

  • Provision of a pathway for Sport and Physical Activity
  • Well-trained people to develop the capacity of local sport
  • Creation of strong organisations
  • Provision of quality facilities.

As such, the intended impact of a CSH is to increase the number of people of all ages participating in sport and physical activity in their communities, with a specific focus on adolescents/young people.

Mayo Sports Partnership involvement?

Mayo Sports Partnership currently hosts two CSHs. Ballyhaunis Sports Hub which is in year 5 and Ballinrobe Sports Hub which has just entered year 3.

To find out more on CSHs currently established within Mayo contact Mayo Sports Partnership at 094-9064360 or email msp@mayococo.ie

Community Sports Hub Locations

Check out your local community sports hubs.


  • Ballinrobe Community Sports Hub

    Background

    • Ballinrobe Sports Hub Partners: TacĂº Family Resource Centre, Ballinrobe Town Park, Lakeside Gym.
    • Ballinrobe Sports Network – Currently 15 groups registered and meet twice a year.
    • Sports Hub Coordinator appointed since 2018

    Courses, Training Programmes & Club Development

    Participation and Events

    • Active Afterschool and Summer Camps
    • CS and NS programmes – yoga, Couch to 5k, Rugby, physical health talks.
    • Active Age – Age Fest/pickleball/walking with poles/active dance/Fit 4 life/Boccia
    • Come and Try events
    • Girls Active
    • NS Settling in
    • It’s a knockout wheelchair activities and sports
    • Traveller men boxfit
    • Operation Transformation Walks
    • Walking groups: Ballnrobe/The Neale
    • Girls Active – youth-reach
    • Get Active Go Dry Partnership (Tacu/ Mayo Drugs & Alcohol Family Support)

    Training

    • Youth Leadership
    • Safeguarding 1 and 2
    • Coaching Children workshops

    Quality Facilities and resources

    • The Green – walkway, lights and outdoor gym equipment
    • Lakeside – Equipment
    • Ballinrobe Water Sports - 2020 capital secured

    Participation & Development

    • 350+ participants taking part in an avg of 14 participatory initiatives and activities.
    • Avg. 700 attending mass participation events including Ballinrobe BeActive event 2018 as part of European week of sport.
    • Over 300 national school kids benefitting from the Little Athletes pack, training and activities led by the Hub.
    • Over 30 coaches upskilled in new areas in order to provide sustainable programmes and activities within their organisations, clubs and groups.
    • Strengthened network, with 15 sporting groups currently registered with the Ballinrobe Sports Network Forum.
    • Strengthened facilities at The Town Park and Lakeside Gym and future development secured for water sports.

    For more information please contact Ballinrobe Sports Hub Coordinator Janette Slattery: 087 609 1463 / ballinrobesportshub@gmail.com

  • Ballyhaunis Sports Hub

    Ballyhaunis Community Sports hub is a collective of progressive sports clubs and other local organisations that want to work together to improve the sport offered in our local Community.     

    The Hub provides information, support and advice on a wide range of sports and physical activities to make it easier for people to get involved and engage in a more active and healthier lifestyle,

    Our main aim is to increase the number of people of all ages and all advantages of life participating in sport and physical activity in our community.

    For more information please contact me Tracy Cunnane, Ballyhaunis Community Sports Hub Coordinator 0860618126 tcunnane@mayococo.ie  Facebook: Ballyhaunis Sports Hub

    Mayo Sports Partnership 094-9064360 email msp@mayococo.ie

    Programmes for 2020 & contact details for information



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