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Mayo Sports Partnership this week launched its new Strategy and Action Plan 2017-2021, the launch took place in Ballinrobe Golf Club and was carried out by Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, and Caitheoirleach of Mayo County Council Cllr Richard Finn. Following the successful delivery of its previous two plans 2006 – 2010 and 2010 – 2014 the partnership plans to further deliver on its commitment to the people of Mayo, greater participation in recreational sport by all.
Almost €20,000 in funding distributed to forty two sports and community groups by Mayo Sports Partnership
At a recent Mayo Sports Partnership Board meeting close to €20,000 was allocated to 42 clubs/organisations in Mayo through the Partnerships 2017 special participation grant scheme. Special guest at a recent presentation evening, Minister Michael Ring commended all involved in grassroots sport throughout the county, saying: “Supporting clubs and organisations through this annual small grant scheme by Mayo Sports Partnership recognises the vital role that sport is playing in our communities. Without volunteers sport just would not happen and it is vital that we continue to support them in their hugely important work."
As part of its Achill Goal to Work sports coach training programme Mayo Sports Partnership, in association with Cycling Ireland, is hosting a Ride Leader Award training programme on Saturday, May 20 based in Tonragee Community Centre. The course will run from 9am to 5pm and the Cycling Ireland Ride Leader Award aims to provide leaders with an introduction to cycle leading and the competencies required to lead and manage groups on a cycle.
Mayo Sports Partnership is pleased to launch details of its upcoming Special Participation Sports Investment Scheme for 2017. The scheme, supported by Sport Ireland, invites clubs and organizations who have sport/recreation as their central focus to submit proposals which would increase participation amongst target groups such as youth at risk, disadvantaged communities, unemployed, women, travelling community, middle aged men, disabilities and ethnic minorities. This may include setting up of new clubs or additional activities which would increase participation within existing organizations.
Community representatives and Mayo County Council joined together at the annual Local Authorities Members Association (LAMA) awards in Dublin, where Mayo County Council was shortlisted as a finalist with a record number of nine projects across seven different categories.
Next month, Mayo Sports Partnership in conjunction with a number of other agencies and bodies, will be hosting a Girls and Women in Sport seminar in GMIT Castlebar on Thursday February 9 from 10am to 3pm. The seminar which is free of charge has a stellar line up of guest speakers on the day with Mayo Ladies' star Cora Staunton, RTE's Jacqui Hurley, Dr Aoife Lane from AIT and WGPA, former Cork Ladies' manager Eamonn Ryan, Paralympic swimmer Ellen Keane, and Marie Walsh, former Rose of Tralee, all speaking at the event.
In good weather conditions approximately 1,200 people turned out for the Mayo Operation Transformation walks last Saturday, in Belmullet, Ballina, Ballyhaunis, Claremorris, Castlebar, Claremorris, Kiltimagh, and Westport. Some 230 alone participated in the Castlebar Lough Lannagh event which was attended by An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, and Caithaoirleach of Mayo County Council, Cllr Al McDonnell.
If you are looking to get more active in 2017 and need some support, RTE's Operation Transformation is once again joining forces locally with Mayo Sports Partnership to encourage people to become more physically active in 2017. A number of walks will take place across the country tomorrow January 7 with Mayo walks taking place in Ballina, Ballyhaunis, Belmullet, Castlebar, Claremorris, Kiltimagh, and Westport.
A group of jobseekers mainly from the Claremorris area have just completed a 10 week specialised sports coaching course which is hoped will provide them with the tools to coach in the local community, or gain some part time employment. The Goal to Work Sports Coach Training Programme, which ran for three days each week in Claremorris GAA Centre and Claremorris Family Resource Centre, allowed trainees to become qualified GAA, soccer, rugby, and athletics coaches, with additional sports modules in child protection, first aid, disability awareness, and walking leadership completed.
Primary schools across Mayo are to participate in a new daily initiative, The Daily Mile, which will improve the physical, emotional, and social health and wellbeing of all children and help in the battle to combat obesity. Mayo GAA stars Lee Keegan and Cora Staunton joined children and staff in Snugboro National School Castlebar last week to launch this programme which has its origins in the UK.