Mayo Sports Partnership Launches Sports Ability Week June 20th - 26th
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 20th June to Sunday 26th June.
This is a comprehensive week of activities for People with a disability put together by Mayo Sports Partnership as part of the Sports Partnerships Sports Inclusion Programme.
Activities range from walking to surfing, Cycling to Kayaking, Football For All in Conjunction with FAI to GAA For All in Conjunction with Mayo GAA.
Inclusive Special school Touch Rugby Blitz with Connacht Rugby, Inclusive Badminton with Badminton Ireland and Surfing with Blackfield Surf School on Keel Beach in Achill. Finishing on Sunday 26th with a family outdoor Mixed Ability Bowling programme on the Greenway in Westport
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 people’s 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”.
To book your place at any of the events taking place over the week click HERE and just hover over the link to access the event.
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