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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

30M Sports Capital Grants Programme Announced

The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross TD, and the Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Patrick O'Donovan TD, have announced that the 2017 Sports Capital Programme will be open for applications from 9am Monday 23 January 2017 on www.sportscapitalprogramme.ie.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Check out 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.
WSP Newsletter - Winter/Spring 2017

Monday, December 19, 2016

Operation Transformation Waterford Walk 2017

Operation Transformation Waterford Walk - Saturday 7th January @ 9.30am

Open Evening for NEW Multi Sport Club for Children with a Physical Disability

We are delighted to announce that the Deise Dragons are holding an Open Evening for their new Multi Sport Club for Children with a Physical Disability on Friday 13th January from 6.30pm-8.30pm in Carrickpheirish Sports Hub, Gracedieu Waterford.  

NOW Booking! Concussion Awareness Seminar

The next Seminar in our 2016/17 Club Development Seminar Series is Concussion Awareness on Monday 23rd January. The content has been designed to educate coaches, parents, players and referees OF ALL SPORTS on the dangers of concussion and how to recognise it.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Waterford team shines at Go for Life Inter-County Games

Eighty Nine Older Adults took part in the third Inter County Go for Life Games on Friday 2nd December in IT Carlow.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

IMPORTANT! Clubs must be registered on OSCAR to apply for Sports Capital Grants

The Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Patrick O'Donovan TD, recently indicated that a new Sports Capital Programme may be announced in the coming months.  Therefore it is important that any clubs considering applying in the next or future rounds ensure they are in a position to do so by firstly registering with the online system OSCAR.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Sean Kelly Tour of Waterford scoops National Award!

Waterford City and County Council and Waterford Sports Partnership are proud to announce that The Sean Kelly Tour of Waterford won the Best Leisure Cycling Event at the Cycling Ireland Awards on Saturday 26th November.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Ministers invite stakeholders to have their say in new National Sports Policy Framework

The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross TD and the Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Patrick O'Donovan TD, on 17th Nov 2016 launched a public consultation process on the development of a new National Sports Policy Framework.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

WSP Camogie Female Coaching Programme

Waterford Sports Partnership, in conjunction with the Camogie Association recently delivered a coach development programme for women with no previous coaching experience.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Go For Life Circuit Training for over 50's

We coordinated circuit training in Dungarvan Sports Centre for older adults during September and October. We are delighted that thirty five older adults took part in at least one session where the craic and banter were matched only by the improvements in physical fitness.

Walk for Life Series a great success!

Congratulations to the 98 individuals who took part in at least one of the five walks in our Walk for Life Series in September and October. 76 people took part in the final walk on the Deise Greenway in Durrow.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Carrickphierish Sports Hub - Newsletter - CHECK IT OUT HERE!

Check out the first issue of the Hub News. We hope that you will find this publication interesting and informative. In this issue, we review the first year of the Carrickphierish Sports Hub giving you a taste of the programmes and sports that have already started in the Hub.

WSP CLUB GRANT OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS

Our new Club Grant is now OPEN for applications, closing date - 5pm on Friday 25th November. The WSP Club Grant aims to support volunteers and develop opportunities for people to participate in organised sport.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Athletics at Presentation Primary School

We recently ran an Athletics Programme at Presentation Primary School in Waterford City.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Club Representatives attend Mental Heath Seminar

The WSP Club Development Seminar Series continued on Monday 10th October with the Minding Your Mental Health Club Support Seminar at WIT Sports Arena. The Seminar coincided with World Mental Health Day, thirty eight people from sixteen clubs representing thirteen sports/organisations attended.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Walk Waterford on the Greenway at Durrow Sunday 16th October @2pm

The fourth walk in the Walk Waterford Autumn Series was held on Sunday 9th October along the Anne Valley Walk in Dunhill. The weather was gorgeous and the participants all thoroughly enjoyed this beautiful scenic walk , the children had great fun looking for fairy doors along the way.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Simple Video Analysis for Sports Coaches

The November Seminar in our 2016/17 Club Development Seminar Series is Simple Video Analysis on Monday 14th November

Monday, October 3, 2016

Minding your Mental Health Seminar - NOW BOOKING!

The next Seminar in our 2016/17 Club Development Seminar Series is Minding your Mental Health on Monday 10th October - This seminar focuses on what clubs can do to create a positive club ethos that provides a strong support network for positive mental health for all members.

NOW Booking Female Boxing Programme

Ladies, we are running a Female Boxing Programme in Waterford City commencing on Tuesday 4th October - this is your chance to try something new!

Walk Waterford - Next Walk Anne Valley Dunhill - Sunday 9th October

Waterford Sports Partnership held the third walk in the Walk Waterford Autumn Series on Sunday 2nd October, along the beautiful Tramore Doneraile.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Check out 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.
WSP Newsletter - Autumn 2016

Over 50's Walk for Life - Next up Tramore

Congratulations to the nineteen older adults who attended the first 'Walk for Life' walk in Glenshelane Woods, Cappoquin on Monday 26th September.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Walk Waterford - Next Walk Tramore Doneraile - Sun 2nd Oct

We held the second walk in our Walk Waterford Autumn Series yesterday in Colligan Wood,  near Dungarvan. The mild and pleasant weather added to the enjoyment of this lovely wooded walk for all participants.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Strength and Conditioning Workshop

The WSP Club Development Seminar Series began on Monday 19th September with Gary Walsh delivering a seminar on Strength and Conditioning for sports coaches. Thirty five people from twenty two clubs representing nine sports attended the seminar held in Waterford Warriors Gym.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Walk Waterford Next Walk Colligan Woods - Sunday 25th September

Waterford Sports Partnership (WSP) held the first walk of the Walk Waterford Autumn Series on Sunday 18th September along the beautiful Dungarvan Railway Track.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Walk Waterford is back for the Autumn

Walk Waterford is back, with five walks which will give you a chance to get out and get active whilst enjoying the beautiful Waterford countryside. Walk Waterford is organised by Waterford Sports Partnership and led by staff and trained walking leader volunteers.

Over 50's - Walk for Life 5km Challenge

We are hosting 5 walks for people over 50. The aim of the series is to give people the opportunity to create links with others in their locality and experience some of our wonderful Waterford walks.

Special Olympics Training

On Monday 12th September WSP ran a mini active leadership training with twenty new volunteers from the Dungarvan Special Olympics Club.

Friday, September 9, 2016

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 an 8 week exercise programme aimed at men in Dungarvan, Lismore and Waterford City who are currently inactive.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

NOW BOOKING - Balance Bike Training

WSP and Waterford City and County Council are supporting a new programme for preschools with funding provided from European Mobility Week. This coming term we will be piloting the new Balance Bike programme with a limited number of preschools in Waterford.

NOW Booking - Buntús Start Refresher Training

Buntús Start is a National physical activity programme which Waterford Sports Partnership (WSP), Waterford City and County Childcare Committees and the HSE have rolled out across Waterford over the last 10 years. This year we are delighted to offer childcare providers Buntús Start Refresher Training to give early year’s settings new ideas on physical activity.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Calling all Older Adults Groups in Waterford - National Grant Scheme now open!

WSP are delighted to announce that the National Grant Scheme is now open for groups and organisations. The closing date for applications is noon on Friday 30th September.

Sean Kelly Tour of Waterford 2016

The 10th Anniversary 2016 Sean Kelly Tour of Waterford part of the An Post Cycle Series, Sport Ireland initiative of five cycling events throughout Ireland in 2016 took place on Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st August and another chapter in the history of this great event was written!

Sports Ability Forum

On Monday 15th August WSP held its first Sports Ability Forum meeting in the Viking Hotel. We had excellent attendance for our first meeting with representatives from IWA Sport, IWA Waterford, SHBI, CRC Waterford, FAI, GAA and Munster Rugby.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Walking For All

WSP ran an exciting new walking programme during July and August. Organisations were given the opportunity to take part in three fortnightly fully accessible led walks. The aim of the walks was to showcase some of Waterford most beautiful walking trails that the groups can visit in their own time.
Our first walk was along the beautiful Dungarvan Railway track on Wednesday 20th July with over thirty three service users and staff. The walk was led by WSP staff and participants had the option of completing a 2km or 3.5km route. After the walk participants enjoyed a well deserved tea and a scone in the Waterford County Council Canteen, where they had the opportunity to chat to several council workers. Participants were delighted to get such a friendly welcome into the council and could not commend the Marion and the two Helen’s for all their hard work.

Our second walk took place on Wednesday 3rd August on the popular fully accessible Anne Valley Walk in Dunhill. Thirty six eager and enthusiastic participants attended this 4.4km walk, as they explored all the Valley had to offer. As the sun beamed down, participants were particularly lucky on this day as they had the opportunity to see beautiful swans, a heron and most importantly all the hidden fairy doors. After the walk, participants ventured up to Dunhill Eco Centre where they had a beautiful lunch, followed by a tour of the garden tunnels. A huge thank you to Sharon, Martina and all the staff in Dunhill Eco Centre who organised lunch and the tour, everyone had a very enjoyable day.

The last walk of the programme took place in Kilbarry Nature Park on Wednesday 17th August, with over forty five participants. Participants were spoilted for choice as they had a variety of different paths to choose from as they explored all the park had to offer. Participants could not believe that this little gem was hidden in the heart of Waterford City, as they explored the 2km route.
A big thank you to all the groups who took part in our walking programme and a special mention to all those that catered for our groups post walk for the much earned tea and coffee.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

NOW BOOKING - Strength and Conditioning Workshop for all Sports

The first workshop of the 2016/17 Waterford Sports Partnerships' Club Development Seminar Series is a Strength and Conditioning Workshop for coaches and volunteers from ALL sports.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

National Recreation Week 2016

Waterford Sports Partnership, in conjunction with Waterford City and County Council, worked in partnership with the GAA to coordinate a range of activities for National Recreation Week which took place from Sunday 3rd July to Saturday 9th July. National Recreation Week is funded by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs and this year’s theme focused on “Remembering 1916”.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Carrickphierish Sports Hub Summer Camp

Congratulations to the 34 children who took part in the very first Summer Camp at Carrickphierish Sports Hub.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Community Coaching Programme

Waterford Sports Partnership facilitated a Community Coaching Programme for Jobseekers in County Waterford, to enhance employment, volunteering and further education opportunities.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

National Play Day

Waterford Sports Partnership, in conjunction with Waterford City and County Council supported Waterford Childcare Committee to run two events; “Explore and Discover the Outdoors” as part of National Play Day on Friday 1st July.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Bike Week in Waterford a great success!

National Bike Week 2016 took place from Saturday 11th to Sunday 19th June, with bike related events taking place right around the country.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Check out 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/newsletter0516.pdf

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

National Bike Week 2016 - Saturday 11th to Sunday 19th June

NATIONAL BIKE WEEK RETURNS TO WATERFORD THIS JUNE
WHERE WILL YOUR BIKE TAKE YOU?
National Bike Week, which takes place annually, returns to Waterford this summer from Saturday 11th June to Sunday 19th June. Enjoy seven days on two wheels celebrating and promoting all that is great about cycling.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

National Inclusion Awards - Open for entries!

Is your club, college, organisation, or school making a difference and increasing opportunities for people with disabilities in Sport and Physical Activity? If yes, consider applying for the National Inclusion Awards 2016

Monday, April 4, 2016

Waterford Greenway Public Information Meetings

Waterford City and County Council is currently developing the Waterford Greenway along a 45km section of the old disused railway line from Dungarvan to Waterford.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Bike for Life 2016 - SIGN UP TODAY!

Ladies!! Waterford Sports Partnership is delighted to announce that we are running a Bike for Life Programme this spring. Bike for Life is an exciting programme for Waterford Women who want to participate more in regular physical activity.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Funding available for National Bike Week 2016 Events in Waterford

Waterford City and County Council is currently inviting applications from community groups (see below) for funding to assist with the organisation of a cycling themed event during Bike Week 2016 which will take place from 11th to 19th June 2016.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

NEW! Community Coaching Programme for Jobseekers!

Are you interested in becoming a Weightlifting & Barbell Instructor and Athletics Coach and receiving other valuable sports and career development training? If so, you may be interested in our new Community Coaching Programme.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Carrickphierish Community Campus - OPEN MORNING!

Your chance to visit the two schools and the Community Sports Hub at Carrickphierish - this Saturday February 27th from 11am to 1pm. ALL WELCOME!

Supporting Waterford Community Fund NOW OPEN!

Opportunity for Sports Clubs to apply for funding under the Supporting Waterford Community Fund which is now open. Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, 18th March, 2016.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Minister Ring and Sport Ireland announce 27million euro in sports grants for 2016

Sport Ireland, the newly created agency for the development of sport in Ireland, announced a comprehensive package for sporting organisations in 2016. The announcement was made by Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring T.D. in Westport today.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Waterford Active Schools Programme (WASP)

The ever popular Waterford Active Schools Programme (WASP) kicked off in seven schools across Waterford last week.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Walk Waterford - Discover the Tramore Dunes

The fourth walk in the Waterford Sports Partnership Walk Waterford Series took place on Sunday 7th February - the Glenshelane River Walk (Cappoquin).

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Walk Waterford - Next up Glenshelane Woods Sunday 7th February

We were delighted to see such a great turnout for the third walk of the Walk Waterford Series on Sunday 31st January. Fifty leisure walkers took part in the 1.8km walk in Kilbarry Nature Park.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Walk Waterford - Next walk Kilbarry Nature Park

On Sunday 24th January last, Waterford Sports Partnership led the second walk as part of the Walk Waterford series in The Towers (Ballysaggart).

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Waterford PPN seeks Youth representative for WSP Board

Waterford Sports Partnership (WSP) has PPN voluntary representatives on its Board and is seeking expressions of interest from the Waterford PPN to replace the recently vacated PPN Youth position.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Walk Waterford - Next Walk, The Towers, Ballysaggart

Waterford Sports Partnership was delighted to see such a great turnout for the first walk in the Walk Waterford, a series of five leisure walks across Waterford over the coming weeks. The next walk takes place on Sunday 24th January at The Towers (Ballsaggart).

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Walk Waterford 2016 - First Walk Mahon Falls

Walk Waterford is back, with five walks which will give you the chance to get out and get active whilst enjoying the beautiful Waterford countryside. Walk Waterford is organised by Waterford Sports Partnership and led by staff and trained walking leader volunteers.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Check out 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 full calendar of upcoming training courses and events for 2016.
Check out our January 2016 Newsletter here!

FREE Training in Waterford for Sports Club Volunteers

Following on from the success of Sport Ireland's Volunteer Support Programme in 2015, we are happy to announce that they will be running a similar programme in Q1 of 2016 in Dublin and Waterford. There are some great FREE training courses on offer for Sports Club Volunteers.
 
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