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January Spotlight

Tuesday 19 February 2019

January Spotlight with Cork Sports Partnership


Over 4,275 people took part in 24 different programmes, events, workshops and initiatives supported by Cork Sports Partnership (CSP) in January 2019.

Operation Transformation (OT) kicked off a busy start to 2019 with over 2,538 people taking part in Cork events coordinated or supported by CSP. This included over 1,700 people who took part in the Youghal event to support this year’s OT leader Pamela Swayne, 324 people in Doneraile Park with last year’s OT leader Wayne O’Donnell and 344 in Hollyhill as part of the new HSE Wellcomm health and wellbeing event. CSP also supported a number of local community events throughout Cork with 170 people taking part.

In the Community, a total of 774 participants took part in Community Sport & Physical Activity programmes. With Operation Transformation now back in full swing on our televisions, CSP supported a number of local communities to get the New Year off to a more active start with over 322 people taking part in Operation Transformation support programmes across Cork city and county. Our older adult programmes also started back with 324 participants starting the Staying Fit for the Future programme across 24 Cork venues in conjunction with the HSE Health Promotion & Wellbeing Department. 

In schools, 701 children took part in school sport and physical activity initiatives. 165 primary school children began our new Basketball school visit programme, taking up options of 3 or 5 visits depending on their timetables. Our Get Going Get Rowing schools also got back on their Ergometers with 114 primary school children starting off the new phase of the programme in preparation for April’s big Blitz in conjunction with Rowing Ireland. As always, Cycle Right continues to be in demand in Cork with 132 children starting out their bike and road safety training during the month. Finally, 85 Cork secondary school children are undergoing their Sports Leader training programme journey across 3 Cork schools.

A total of 32 people with a disability took part in sport and physical activity programmes and initiatives with CSP during January. This included 20 participants in ASD Multi Sport programmes as part of the Northside Sports Hub. An additional 12 participants from Brothers of Charity also started a 6 week activity programme in Ballyphehane Community Centre.

Our training and education workshops also got back underway with 230 people attending different workshops throughout the month. This included 34 coaches & volunteers from a variety of sports and organisations who attended Safeguarding workshops. CSP in conjunction with NGB partners supported 38 volunteers to undertake NGB specific education workshops with 14 community coaches attending both GAA and Rugby workshops. 12 Transition Year students from Douglas Community School also attended a Disability inclusion Training workshop and are now delivering weekly physical activity sessions to adults with intellectual disabilities, supported by service staff. 

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 Keep Cork Active”


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