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West Cork Sports Inclusion Showcase

Upcoming West Cork Sports Inclusion Showcase

–  Supporting people of all abilities in the local community –

On Friday 17th May, the West Cork Sports Inclusion Showcase will take place in Dunmanway West Cork from 10.30-1.30pm. The sports inclusion showcase aims to promotes sport and physical activity for people with a disability. The event is open to people with disabilities, disability services, families, teachers, sports coaches or anyone interested in sport or physical activity for people of all abilities. There will be a variety of activities for people to come and try on the day along with an opportunity to meet clubs and organisations.

This year’s event hopes to build on the success of last year’s event which was attended by over 200 people. The West Cork Sports Inclusion Showcase is run in collaboration with West Cork Development Partnership and will use Maria Immaculate Community College, Dunmanway as event Headquarters to facilitate participants and activities, as well as utilising the local amenities such as the local astroturf pitches, the pitch and putt course and tennis courts. Taster sessions on the day include volleyball, Circuits, GAA for All, Gymnastics, Yoga, Rugby, Boxing as well as Fun games and skills, will be supported by TY student volunteers. Information stands from a range of inclusive clubs and organisations will also be present on the day sharing information on what they have to offer in the community.  

Speaking about the event, Cliona Horan, Sports Inclusion Disability Officer with Cork Sports Partnership stated ‘We are excited for this year’s sports inclusion showcase in Dunmanway. Last year was a fantastic success, and this year we hope to build on that; by adding new activities and sports such as volleyball and indoor rowing, for people to come and try out. We think it’s important to highlight what initiatives are available locally and we are grateful to Fergal Conlon and Mark Gaffney in the West Cork Development Partnership, for their support with this event. Their links with the local networks has been invaluable. Our stakeholders have also generously contributed their time and efforts in the planning of this event, thank you to the Maria Immaculate Community College, Cork County Council, and all the local organisations and clubs that have supported us in any way’.

Cliona added ‘We invite people of all abilities, especially groups from disability day services and schools to come along to the sports inclusion showcase 2024 and try out activities and sport in a fun and safe environment. ‘Supporting people of all abilities in the local community” ‘is the theme of the event.

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West Cork Sports Inclusion Showcase

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