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Waterford Sports Partnership - 'Everyone Active'

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Go For Life - National Grant Scheme 2015

WSP are delighted to announce that twenty four groups in Waterford have been allocated funding of 7,250 euro in total.

Survey of over 50's

Irish people over 50 are now more likely to be active than inactive, according to a new survey from Age & Opportunity's Go for Life and Sport Ireland.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Operation Transformation 2016 - Waterford Walks

The Sport Ireland National Network of Local Sports Partnerships have teamed up with Operation Transformation once again this year to promote healthy living in 2016. Waterford Sports Partnership is organising two walks at 10am on Saturday 9th January in Dungarvan and Waterford City.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Sport Ireland Published 8th Annual SPEAK Report

Sport Ireland today published the eighth annual Strategic Planning, Evaluation and Knowledge (SPEAK) Report on the national network of Local Sports Partnerships (LSPs). The LSPs, an initiative of Sport Ireland, aim to increase participation in sport and physical activity and to ensure that local sport resources are used to best effect.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

NOW Booking - Club Roles & Responsibilities Workshop

As part of the Waterford Sports Partnership Club Development Seminar Series 2015 we are hosting a Club Roles and Responsibilities Workshop on Tuesday 8th December from 6 to 8pm in the Park Hotel, Dungarvan.

Monday, October 26, 2015

HELPING SOMEONE WHEN THEY NEED IT MOST - Find out how YOU can make a difference

Waterford's Lions Club in conjunction with the Samaritans and the HSE Regional Suicide Resource Office with the support of Beat 102-103 and WLR FM are running an information night to highlight a programme called safeTALK, a suicide alertness training.

Friday, October 23, 2015

NOW BOOKING! Adapted Swimming for Children with a Disability

Waterford Sports Partnership in conjunction with Unique Aquatics, Waterford are running a four week Adapted Swimming Programme for Children with a Disability.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Colligan Woods next up in Walk Waterford Series

We hosted the second walk in the Walk Waterford Autumn Series on Sunday 18th October along the beautiful Dungarvan Railway Track. On a dry clear day eighteen adults and children enjoyed the 4.5km walk led by Peter Jones and Suzanne Baumann from WSP.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Great Turnout for Anne Valley Walk

We held our first walk in our Walk Waterford Autumn Series on Sunday on the newly developed Anne Valley Walk in Dunhill. Fifty three people of all ages turned out on a gorgeous Sunday afternoon to enjoy this lovely flat 4.4km walk which follows the Anne Valley River which flows through the valley and meanders past many beautiful ponds to reach Dunhill Castle 2.2km from the starting point.

Friday, October 9, 2015

752,332 euro awarded to Waterford Sports Clubs as Minster announces Sport Capital Grants Funding

Minister for Sport, Michael Ring, TD, yesterday announced 41 million in funding under the Sports Capital Programme (SCP) 2015. This is the third round of the Sports Capital funding allocated under Minister Ring, following suspension of the Programme, under the previous administration, from 2008-2011.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Walk Waterford is back!

The Walk Waterford Autumn Series organised by Waterford Sports Partnership kicks off this Sunday October 11th. There are five walks in the Series which will give people a chance to get out and get active whilst enjoying the beautiful Waterford countryside.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Checkout the Latest Edition of our Newsletter 'Everyone Active'

The latest edition of our Newsletter 'Everyone Active' is now available!
Packed full of news and updates and a calendar of upcoming training courses.
www.waterfordsportspartnership.ie/pdfs/newsletter0915.pdf

Monday, September 28, 2015

NOW Booking - Injury Prevention & Prehabilitation Workshop

As part of the Waterford Sports Partnership Club Development Seminar Series 2015 we are hosting a Injury Prevention & Prehabilitation Workshop for all sports on Monday 5th October from 6.30 to 9.30pm at Coláiste Chathail Naofa in Dungarvan.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Waterford Men are on the Move

The Men on the Move Programme is a FREE physical activity programme for adult men. The focus of the programme is to encourage men to get more active, have fun and improve their fitness levels through twice weekly activity sessions for twelve weeks.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Find Your Trail Video Launched

The Irish Sports Council have just launched a digital Video #FindYourTrail to encourage people of all ages and ability to enjoy the great Irish outdoors.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

NOW BOOKING - Dealing with Challenging Behaviour Workshop

As part of the Waterford Sports Partnership Club Development Seminar Series 2015 we are hosting a Dealing with Challenging Behaviour Workshop for all sports on Monday 21st September from 7 to 9pm at the RSC in Waterford.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

NOW BOOKING Wheelchair Hurling

This is your chance to sign-up for a four week Wheelchair Hurling Programme for disabled and
non-disabled athletes over 16 years in partnership with Waterford GAA Coaching and Games Development

Monday, August 31, 2015

2015 Go For Life Grant Scheme Open for Applications

Calling all Older Adults Groups in Waterford- National Grant Scheme now open!
WSP are delighted to announce that the National Grant Scheme opened on Tuesday 25th August.

FREE Training for Sports Club Volunteers

The Irish Sports Council is running a series of FREE courses for volunteers as part of their Volunteer Support Programme. Courses on offer include: Event Management Social Media, Time Management, Meetings Management, Marketing Fundamentals, PR/Media Management, Finance Fundamentals, Good Governance at local Club level and Fundraising Essentials.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Sean Kelly Tour 2015 Almost There!

The ninth Sean Kelly Tour of Waterford, part of the An Post Series, an Irish Sports Council initiative, of five cycling events throughout Ireland in 2015 and what is sure to be one of the most colourful and spectacular events in Waterford’s 2015 sporting calendar is almost upon us. The tour takes place this Saturday and Sunday August 22nd and 23rd August.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Countdown to the 2015 Sean Kelly Tour of Waterford

Sean Kelly Tour fever has certainly descended on Waterford in recent weeks and one cannot help but notice the multitudes of cyclists out on the roads preparing themselves for the challenge ahead! The Sean Kelly Tour of Waterford which is part of the An Post Series, an Irish Sports Council initiative, of five cycling events throughout Ireland in 2015, takes place on the roads of Waterford on Saturday and Sunday 22nd and 23rd August and is now in its ninth year.

Partial Exemption from Commercial Rates for Community Sports Clubs

The Valuation (Amendment) Act 2015 provides a new partial exemption from commercial rates for Community Sports Clubs that are registered under the Registration of Clubs (Ireland) Act 1904.

NOW Booking! - Fishing for All

On Sunday 30th August, Waterford Sports Partnership in conjunction with Waterford District Coarse and Angling Club will start a four week Fishing for All Programme at Ballyshunnock Resevoir.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

86,000 Euro Dormant Accounts Funding for Sport in Waterford

Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Mr. Michael Ring TD has announced an investment package of 86,000 Euro under Dormant Accounts Funding for Sport in Waterford. This follows a successful application by Waterford Sports Partnership (WSP) to the Irish Sports Council for funding under Dormant Accounts.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

National Recreation Week 2015

Waterford Sports Partnership, in conjunction with Waterford City and County Council, coordinated a range of activities for National Recreation Week which took place from Sunday 28th June to Saturday 4th July. National Recreation Week is funded by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs and this year focused on activities in the outdoors that included sand, rocks, trees and water.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Men of Waterford - This is your chance to get active!

Men of Waterford - Do you want to start exercising, feel fitter and have more energy? WSP is delivering a FREE 12 week exercise programme aimed at men in Dungarvan, Lismore and Waterford City who are currently inactive.

2015 Sean Kelly Tour of Waterford LIMITED to 5,000 riders!

Locals urged to enter early to avoid disappointment. The 2015 Sean Kelly Tour of Waterford, part of the An Post Series, an Irish Sports Council initiative, of five cycling events throughout Ireland in 2015, will take place on Saturday and Sunday 22nd and 23rd August.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Warm-up, Stretching and Movement Workshop

The WSP Club Development Series continued on Monday 6th July with the fourth seminar in the series – thirteen people from ten clubs representing six sports attended the Warm Up, Stretching and Movement Workshop.

Balance Bike Training for Pre-Schools

On Monday 15th June, twenty three staff members from five childcare services in Waterford, Tramore and Dungarvan were presented with balance bikes, helmets and received Balance Bike training as part of their successful entry into the Balance Bike Bonanza!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Minister Ring Launches Irish Sports Council Safe Sport App

The Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring recently launched the Irish Sports Council Safe Sport App at the Code of Ethics Information Day. The app is aimed at creating greater awareness and understanding about safeguarding best practice in children's sport.

Two Exciting Job Opportunities

The CARA Centre is delighted to announce that we are currently seeking applications for the following positions:  Inclusive Communities Coordinator and Inclusive Fitness Coordinator. 

Friday, June 19, 2015

Active Leadership Training for Waterford Comhairle na nOg

Congratulations to the fifteen members of Waterford Comhairle na nÓg who took part in an Active Leadership Training Session on Friday, delivered by WSP in the Fusion Centre, Dungarvan.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Waterford Team do the County proud at the National Go For Life Games

Well done to the twelve members of the Waterford team that took part in the National Go for Life Games on Saturday 6th June in Dublin City University!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

BMX Jam in the Park 2015

As part of National Bike Week 2015 which is funded by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport; Waterford City Council, in conjunction with Waterford Sports Partnership, held a BMX ‘Jam in the Park’.

Youth Training Centre Olympics at the RSC

Congratulations to Clonmel CTC who lifted the trophy of the annual South-East Youth Training Centres 'Olympics'.

Monday, June 15, 2015

National Recreation Week and National Play Day 2015

National Recreation Week 2015 takes place from Sunday 28th June to Saturday 4th July 2015. Funded by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs the focus for this years events is on giving young people an opportunity to participate in recreation activities they have never before tried. Waterford Sports Partnership in conjunction with Waterford City and County Council and local sports clubs are hosting the following FREE:

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Speed Development Workshop a great success!

The WSP Club Development Series continued on Monday 8th June with the third seminar in the series, thirty six people from fifteen clubs representing six sports attended the Speed Development Workshop delivered by Brid Golden of Athletics Ireland.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

NOW BOOKING Warm-up, Stretching & Movement Workshop for ALL Sports

As part of the Waterford Sports Partnership Club Development Seminar Series 2015 we are hosting a GAA certified Warm-up, Stretching and Movement Workshop, in conjunction with the Waterford GAA Coaching and Games Development.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Ladies BOOK YOUR PLACE TODAY! for the Bike for Life Programme

Ladies!! Waterford Sports Partnership in conjunction with Cycling Ireland is delighted to announce that we are running Bike for Life again this summer. Bike for Life is an exciting eight week programme run by women for Waterford Women who want to participate more in regular physical activity.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Best of Luck to the Waterford Team at the Go For Life Games

Best of Luck to the twelve members of the Waterford team that will be compete against twenty three other teams from across Ireland at the National Go for Life (GFL) Games on Saturday 6th June in Dublin City University!

Latest edition of WSP Newsletter NOW AVAILABLE!

The latest edition of our Newsletter 'Everyone Active' is now available!
Packed full of news and updates and a calendar of upcoming training courses.
www.waterfordsportspartnership.ie/pdfs/newsletter0515.pdf

NOW Booking - Pitch and Putt at the RSC

Waterford Sports Partnership in conjunction with The First Tee of Ireland is delighted to be running a Pitch & Putt Programme this summer for Young People at the Regional Sports Centre.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Lots going on in Waterford for Bike Week 2015!

National Bike Week 2015 will take place from Saturday 13th to Sunday 21st June, with bike related events taking place right around the country. Waterford is no different and in fact, we have a very strong tradition where Bike Week is concerned. In all there are 38 events taking place right across Waterford City and County over the course of the week to suit all ages and fitness levels.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Female Coach Development Programme

Congratulations to the twelve female coaches from seven clubs who completed the final session of the WSP Female Coach Development Programme last night in Balinameela Hall.

Friday, May 22, 2015

NOW BOOKING - Speed Development Workshop

As part of Waterford Sports Partnerships' Club Development Seminar Series 2015 we are hosting a Speed Development Workshop with top Athletics Coach Brid Golden.

Waterford Teams compete in Irish Street Soccer League Finals

Ten players (2 teams) represented Waterford in the Irish Street Soccer League Finals that took place recently in Dublin.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Minister Ring announces John Treacy as the first CEO of Sport Ireland

The Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring TD, today announced that Mr John Treacy will be appointed as the first CEO of Sport Ireland, when it is established this summer.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

National Recreation Week Grant - FUNDING OPPORTUNITY!

Waterford City and County Council in partnership with Waterford Sports Partnership is supporting a number of events, funded by the Department of Children & Youth Affairs, to be held during National Recreation Week  - Sunday 28th June to Saturday 4th July.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Start Box Programme for Waterford Primary Schools

Our Youth Sports Development Officer, Brian O'Neill, recently met up with Olympic gold medalist- Michael Carruth. Brian visited the home of Irish Boxing, the National Stadium to observe the work the Community Boxing Development Officers do with the Start Box Programme.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Men on the Move Programme - COMING SOON!

WSP in conjunction with WIT are involved in a national physical activity research programme entitled Men on the Move. This programme is specifically for men who want to try to increase their levels of physical activity.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Foundation Cycling Training

Sixteen people are now newly qualified cycling coaches as a result of attending a Foundation in Cycling Coaching Award.

Sport & Recreation Fund Open for Applications!

Waterford City & County Council has just announced the new Supporting Waterford Communities Fund and Waterford Sports Partnership is delighted to contribute to the Sport & Recreation Strand of this fund in partnership with the Council.

REGISTER NOW! Social Media for Sports Clubs Workshop

As part of the WSP 2015 Seminar Series - Waterford Sports Partnership in conjunction with the Dungarvan Enterprise Centre is running a Social Media for Sports Clubs Workshop on Thursday 14th May - Places are limited - Early booking advised.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Ladies WALK to RUN Programme a great Success!

Fifty six women from across Waterford have just finished taking part in a hugely successful Walk to Run Programme.

NOW Booking - Parkour/Free Running in Waterford

Parkour or Free Running is the activity or sport of moving rapidly through an area, typically in an urban environment, negotiating obstacles by running, jumping, and climbing.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Beginners Swim Programme

Eight members from the SWAY Project took part in a beginners Swim Programme in Waterford Crystal Sports & Leisure Centre.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Fun and Games at the Go For Life Blitz Day

Thirty five older adults took part in a Go for Life Games blitz day on Wednesday 15th April in Kilmacthomas.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Vote for your PPN representative on the Board of Waterford Sports Partnership

Please vote for your PPN representative on the Board of Waterford Sports Partnership. Remember your organisation must be registered with the PPN to be eligible to vote.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Sports Capital Programme 2015 - Key Information for Waterford Sports Clubs and Organisations

Important Dates
- Open for applications since 10th March 2015
- Deadline for online OSCAR registration - 5pm on Friday 10th April 2015
- Deadline for applications - 5pm on Friday 24th April 2015

Friday, March 20, 2015

Now Booking - Strength and Conditioning Workshop for All Sports

Waterford Sports Partnership in conjunction with the F.A.I. is hosting an F.A.I. CERTIFIED Strength and Conditioning Workshop. The workshop is designed to give coaches of all sports working with
young players the knowledge and confidence to incorporate a sport specific conditioning session into their training sessions.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Fun and games for older adults in Cill Barra Sports Centre

Waterford Sports Partnership in association with Respond and Waterford GAA Coaching and Games Development ran a fun day of  multi-activities on Wednesday for older adults.

Waterford Sports Partnership Club Development Series 2015

The 2015 WSP Club Development Seminar Series marks a commitment from National Governing Bodies and Waterford Sports Partnership to deliver on common goals of increasing participation, coach education and safe involvement in sport.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Reps from thirteen different sports attend 'Concussion Awareness Seminar'

The WSP Club Development Seminar Series 2015 began on Monday night - fifty seven people from twenty one clubs representing thirteen different sports attended a Concussion Awareness Seminar delivered by Shane Mooney on behalf of Munster Rugby and the IRFU.

2015 SPORTS CAPITAL PROGRAMME OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS

The Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring TD, is pleased to announce the opening of the 2015 Sports Capital Programme for applications.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Mayor's Health Week 2015 - Get Involved 11th to 16th May

Living a healthier life doesn't have to mean big changes. This year during Mayor's Health Week Waterford Healthy City and Mayor Lola O'Sullivan want to encourage you to make a positive change and take up a new habit for health.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Minister Ring Announces 5.1m Euro Investment for Irish Sport

Minister of State for Sport, Michael Ring T.D., today announced an investment package of over 5.1m euro from the Irish Sports Council to support the National Network of Local Sports Partnerships (LSPs).

Waterford Public Participation Network seeks representatives for Waterford Sports Partnership Board

Waterford Sports Partnership (WSP) is seeking expressions of interest from the Waterford Public Participation Network (PPN) for four positions on its Board.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

National Bike Week 2015 - Funding Applications Open

Waterford City and County Council is currently inviting applications from Community Groups for funding to assist with the organisation of cycling themed events during Bike Week 2015 which will take place from 13th to 21st June.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

REGISTER NOW! Concussion Awareness Seminar

Waterford Sports Partnership is delighted to announce the launch of their 2015 Club Development Seminar Series. The 2015 series marks a commitment from National Governing Bodies and Waterford Sports Partnership to deliver on common goals of increasing participation, coach education and safe involvement in sport.

Active School Week 2015

Active School Week (ASW) takes from the 27th April to the 1st May.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Job Vacancy for Part-time Sports Development Officer

Waterford Sports Partnership wishes to recruit a Part-time Sports Development Officer (SDO) on a three day week, one year specified purpose contract to be based in Waterford City. 

Friday, February 13, 2015

Waterford Sports Partnership acknowledged at Mayoral Reception

The Waterford Sport Partnership Team was very proud and honored to be acknowledged last Thursday night by the Mayor of Waterford City and County Cllr. James Tobin at a Mayoral Reception in City Hall.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

IMPORTANT Child Welfare & Protection Training Information for ALL Clubs

The Irish Sports Council has recently changed the structure of Child Welfare & Protection (Code of Ethics) Training Programme for Clubs. The details of the three stages of training are outlined here as follows:

Wheelchair Basketball - Come & Try It!

This is your chance to sign-up for a four week Wheelchair Basketball Come & Try It Programme which we are running in partnership with the Irish Wheelchair Association.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Great turnout for Operation Transformation Waterford Walk

For the firth year running, RTE's Operation Transformation teamed up with the Irish Sports Council and Local Sports Partnerships to organise the Operation Transformation National Walks. Waterford Sports Partnership was delighted that despite the cold weather, participants turned up in their masses to start their transformation.

Over 200 take part in Operation Transformation Dungarvan Walk

RTE's Operation Transformation teamed up once again with the Irish Sports Council and Local Sports Partnerships to organise the Operation Transformation National Walks. This year over 200 people took part in the Dungarvan Operation Transformation Walk led by Waterford Sports Partnership.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Latest Edition of WSP Newsletter now available!

The latest edition of our Newsletter 'Everyone Active' is now available!
Packed full of news and updates and a calendar of upcoming training courses.
www.waterfordsportspartnership.ie/pdfs/newsletter0115.pdf

Waterford Public Participation Network - Register today and have your voice heard!

Waterford Sports Partnership encourages all sports clubs, older adult, disability and youth groups and organisations and any community and voluntary group interested in promoting sport and physical activity to join the Waterford PPN.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

OPERATION TRANSFORMATION Waterford City Walk 2015

Join us for the Operation Transformation Walk and kick start your physical activity transformation for 2015 on Saturday 17th January.

OPERATION TRANSFORMATION Dungarvan Walk 2015

The county based walk will be lead by Waterford Sports Partnership and supported by Go Dungarvan Smarter Travel. Join us in Dungarvan on Saturday 17th January at 10am to kick start your 2015.
 
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