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European Week Of Sport 2020 Press Release

Monday 14 September 2020

Even though the most recent protocols issued by the government highlighted a setback in relation to Covid-19 restrictions, Cork Sports Partnership in association with Sport Ireland is currently finalising plans for the European Week of Sport (EWOS) that will take place in Ireland from the 23rd - 30th of September 2020. 

The overall aim of EWOS is to promote sport & physical activity inspiring the general public to live a healthy lifestyle while shedding light on the numerous options that exist in Ireland to be physically active.

EWOS has a large variety of activities and events planned for everyone to enjoy regardless of age or fitness level. This year, the week-long celebration of physical activity and sport coincides with European Mobility Week, National Bike Week and National Walking Day providing an excellent opportunity for everybody to find an activity or sport that they enjoy. EWOS will include both online and face to face events that will run in compliance with the most up to date public health guidelines to ensure safety and enjoyment to all participants throughout what will be an action-packed schedule in Cork.

Speaking on behalf of Cork Sports Partnership, Maurice O’Sullivan Sport and Marketing Manager with Cork Sports Partnership said 'We are delighted to be involved in this year's European Week of Sport. We have a number of flagship events planned all over Cork to suit all ages and abilities. While certain restrictions are likely to stay in place for the week, our team is currently working with a number of partners to ensure that we can still provide safe and fun opportunities for all the family to get involved'. 

He added 'We would encourage any local communities planning events around this week to register their event as part of this European wide celebration which you can do at www.sportireland.ie/europeanweekofsport.

Some examples of Cork Sports Partnership’s flagship events include a selection of family orienteering events that will run in five different venues throughout Cork. The annual Cork Rebel Ramble is taking place on the 27th of September on Claragh Mountain in Millstreet that promises to be a great morning of hillwalking in a safe, supportive environment. This year, groups will set off at staggered start times to ensure social distance guidelines are strictly followed. Additionally, Cork Sports Partnership is excited to announce that Cork Bike Week will run from the 19th - 27th September after it’s postponement earlier in May due to COVID-19. These are just some examples to add to a long list of planned events throughout the county for all to enjoy. ASPIRE graduate Billy O’Regan who is coordinating the European Week of Sport alongside his colleagues in Cork Sports Partnership said 'taking the current restrictions into consideration, we are thrilled with the interest and registration numbers so far particularly for our flagship events. It’s warming up to be a great week that the whole team are really looking forward to!’

For further information on what Cork Sports Partnership have to planned for EWOS and all other upcoming programmes, events and education workshops,see www.corksports.ie/EWOS_CorkEvents

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