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June Spotlight

Thursday 02 August 2018

June Spotlight with Cork Sports Partnership

Over 8,720 people took part in 28 different programmes, events, workshops and initiatives supported by Cork Sports Partnership (CSP) in June.

CSP coordinated and supported a number of different events throughout Cork in June including Cork Bike Week which saw 6,195 people taking part in 72 different events throughout Cork. All of these events were organised by local clubs, communities, schools and groups and ensured the biggest turn out for Cork Bike Week yet. School events accounted for 34 of the events organised with 4,084 participants taking part in events. There were also 34 events organised by different community groups and organisations during the week which accounted for another 1,707 participants. Four different cycling clubs got involved in the week with 201 participants getting involved. 

A total of 243 people with a disability took part in sport and physical activity programmes and initiatives during June. This included a number of firsts for the Cork SportsAbility programme including; the newly developed GAA Fun and Run game in conjunction with Cork GAA, Rebel Og and a number of Healthy Clubs across Cork. This was followed by the first Golf for All programme between CSP, Confederation of Golf Ireland, Prince Clinic, O’ Keeffe Golf Performance and Mahon Golf Course which saw the introduction of 11 people with a disability to the sport of golf. The final inclusive sessions of this phase of the Get Going Get Rowing programme with Rowing Ireland concluded in Lee Valley Rowing Club, Cork Boat Club and Fermoy Rowing Club and introduced 26 people with a disability to indoor Rowing for the first time.

In the Community, CSP continued to coordinate and roll out a number of new and exciting opportunities for people of all ages with 2,422 taking part during the month. The Northside Sports Hub is now up and running with a number of programmes and initiatives up and running as part of the hub. Some of these supported by CSP in June included Men’s Health Week with Walking Football and Snowboarding with the Glen Resource Centre, the launch of the new Outdoor Gym in Fairfield Park, Farranree as well a number of cycling events as part of Cork Bike Week.  

The West Cork Islands Hub saw 90 people take part in a range of different activity opportunities including 40 who took part in kayaking sessions on Cape Clear and 50 participants who took part in multi-sport programme across the islands.  

A total of 11 education workshops were rolled out during June by CSP including 9 safeguarding courses with 121 attendees and the final module of the Coaching Children workshop Series with 18 participants. CSP also coordinated a 2 day Basketball Teacher’s summer course which had 18 teachers improving their Basketball knowledge and coaching skills for next year’s school year.

For more information on Cork Sports Partnership or any of the programmes, events or initiatives coordinated and supported by Cork Sports Partnership and collaborating partners, see www.corksports.ie or check out our social media accounts on Facebook, twitter or Instagram. 


“Working Together to Make Cork Active”


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