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Go For Life Programme


Go for Life is the national programme for sport and physical activity for older people in Ireland.  The aim of the Go For Life programme is to train older adults who are members of a local group i.e. Active Retirement Group, to become Physical Activity Leader (PAL). The programme is coordinated at local level by the HSE Health Promotion Department and the Local Sports Partnerships.


PALs (Physical Activity Leaders) lead the delivery of physical activity sessions in their local group e.g. short exercise routines, fun games, simple dances and sports like pitch and toss.

Each PAL attends 8 workshops which cover different Go for Life activities. There are routines and activities to suit everyone with a strong emphasis on participation and fun!

Click here for further PALs information

The Go For Life SportsFest: A 'Come and Try' sports event run in conjunction with Local Sports Partnerships are a great way for older adults to try new activities and meet new groups.

Click here for Sportsfest information

The Go For Life Games is a games event comprising of three games, Lobbers, Scidil, and Flisk.

The key principle of the Go for Life Games is to encourage older adults to participate in a spirit of fair play through the modification of competitive sports into recreational games by adapting rules, playing areas, and equipment. This makes the Games a truly inclusive event for ALL abilities.

Click here for Go For Life Games information


For more information on the Go For Life programme please see: http://www.ageandopportunity.ie



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