Mayo Sports Partnership launches Sports Ability Week 21st – 27th June
Mayo Sports Ability Week aims to increase awareness of community sport and physical activity opportunities for people with disabilities across County Mayo.
Mayo Sports Partnership, in conjunction with several partner organisations and a host of local Clubs, have put together a whole host of activities from Monday 21st June to Sunday 27th June.
This is the most comprehensive week of activities for People with a disability put together by Mayo Sports Partnership to kick start sport and physical activity opportunities in the after math of Covid19.
Activities range from walking, surfing, para cycling, multi sports come and try in association with IWA Sport, wheelchair paddle boarding, kayaking, football for all in Conjunction with FAI, GAA For All in Conjunction with Mayo GAA culminating on Sunday 27th with a family outdoor bowling programme on the Greenway in Westport and Surfing with Blackfield Surf School on Keel Beach in Achill. Keel Beach will also be the location for the launch of Mayo Sports Partnerships Dormant Account funded Beach Wheelchair Initiative on Friday 25th June. There are activities for all ages which highlight some of our greatest outdoor amenities here in Co. Mayo.
Mayo Sports Partnership Chairman Cllr Michael Loftus commented on the significant development of inclusion in sport in recent times “ We are delighted to drive the message of inclusion in sport by all. With the superb work done by our Sports Inclusion Officer Ray Mc Namara along with sports volunteers in clubs there is a much more positive environment to inclusion across the county”
Mayo Sports Partnership head Charlie Lambert added “ The week will focus on peoples ability not disability hence the title sports ability week. I would ask all clubs to consider adopting an inclusion policy and perhaps sign up to the CARA Sports Inclusion Disability Charter www.caracentre.ie/sport-inclusion-disability-charter “
In urging people of all abilities to take up the many events on offer Sports Inclusion Disability Officer Ray Mc Namara said “ We have never had such a wide menu of sport available to all in the county. It is great to see local clubs becoming more inclusive and providing opportunities for all members of the community to participate at their local clubs. We are continually promoting the message and with the aid of Dormant Account funding we hope to provide additional activities into the future”.
Check out our calendar of events with direct booking links to all activities on the Mayo Sports Partnership website. If your club wants to become more inclusive get in touch with us we can assist you with training, programme development, activities and promotion. For more information contact Ray Mc Namara Sports Inclusion Development Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0876973093