Galway city and county local sports partnerships are linking with The Irish Sports Council to host a family sports day in Renmore Community Centre on Saturday.
The aim of the day is to encourage more families to get involved in playing sport together as a way of keeping fit and healthy. The event will run betweeen 12 noon and 3pm and families will have the opportunity to get involved in a range of new and old family friendly sports and activities.
Representatives from local clubs and groups will be on hand during the day to offer advice on getting involved in the activities on offer. Activities will be a mixture of team and individual games and will be both outdoor and indoor. Information on other locally available sports will also be available on the day.
John Treacy, the CEO of the Irish Sports Council, emphasises how important it is for parents and children to be active: “Our research shows that the majority of adults and children do not get sufficient minutes of physical activity every day to meet the National Physical Activity Guidelines. The aim of the Irish Sports Council Family Sports Days is to make people aware of what’s on offer in their local areas and also to experience the fun and enjoyment of sport. I would encourage families in the respective areas to take advantage of the opportunity to get involved.”
For further information on the Irish Sports Council Family Sports Day please log on to www.irishsportscouncil.ie/familysportsday