Donegal Sports Partnership

Donegal Sportshall Athletics – Primary School Programme 2017/18

Posted on October 5th, 2017

Donegal Sports Partnership delivers this programme in partnership with the Donegal Athletics County Board, Athletics Ireland and local clubs. The programme has been an exciting addition to sport in primary schools in Donegal and has ensured that children have an opportunity to learn new PE skills in agility, balance and coordination as well as an opportunity to participate in high energy fun events.  Schools can enter either the Small Schools (<100 pupils) or the Medium to Large Schools (>100 pupils).

TO BOOK: Programme Information and Expression of Interest Form   TO PAY: Eventbrite or payment link

CLOSING DATE: for receipt of Expression of Interest Forms is Monday 16th October 2017

 

TEACHERS INFORMATION WORKSHOP (free) Wednesday 18th October, Aura Leisure Centre, Letterkenny (4-6pm)

Learn how to organise, plan & coordinate your schools Sportshall Athletics Programme in preparation for the Donegal Regional Events. Understand the running/relays and field events and the equipment required for each activity. Examine the rules of entry/team declarations and how the competition is run. PLEASE NOTE: this session is both practical and theory in nature and teachers are encouraged to take a full and active part.  TO BOOK: https://tinyurl.com/ybtayjnz

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Safeguarding 1 (Basic Awareness Workshop) Weds 08-Nov-17, DSP Office, Letterkenny

Posted on October 4th, 2017

Aimed at Volunteers, Coaches, Children’s Officers and Designated Liaison Persons (DLP) involved in any capacity with children in sport must first complete the 3-hour Child Welfare & Protection Basic Awareness Course. This course educates participants on the implementation of best practice in protecting the welfare of children involved in sport.

Certification is awarded by Sport Ireland on completion of this workshop. (*Participants must attend the full 3-hour session and be over 18 years of age).

Eventbrite link https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/safeguarding-1-basic-awareness-child-protection-08-nov-17-tickets-38040234365

Further details on the Safeguarding 1-3 workshops contact Danny at danny@activedonegal.com or Tel: 074-9116078

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Social Inclusion Week 2017

Posted on September 22nd, 2017

As part of Social Inclusion Week 2017 and in conjunction with Donegal County Council, Donegal Sports Partnership will host 2 Sports Inclusion Come & Try events. These events are open to children with a disability aged 7-12 years. All details are included on the flyer.

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Safeguarding Workshops for Sports Clubs & Volunteers in Donegal (Autumn 2017)

Posted on September 15th, 2017

Donegal Sports Partnership announce new Sport Ireland Safeguarding Workshops available to sports coaches, volunteers, clubs and organisations etc. in Donegal. These workshops aim to promote the Code of Ethics & Practice in Children’s Sport guidelines and will take place in its offices in Letterkenny at 7:00pm. Places are limited to a first-come-first-served basis. Costs €15:00pp (excluding Eventbrite fee)

SAFEGUARDING 1 (BASIC AWARENESS IN CHILD PROTECTION) WEDS 18-OCT

All Volunteers, Coaches, Children’s Officers and Designated Liaison Persons (DLP) involved in any capacity with children in sport must first complete the 3-hour Child Welfare & Protection Basic Awareness Course. This course educates participants on the implementation of best practice in protecting the welfare of children involved in sport.  Link to Safeguarding 1 Bookings Page 

SAFEGUARDING 2 – CLUB CHILDREN’S OFFICER (CCO) THUR 26-OCT

This course will help the Club Children’s Officer to carry out the function of their role in the club and support the implementation of best practice in the club. Participants will also receive a Club Children’s Officer Action Planning document as part of their training. Link to Safeguarding 2 Bookings page

SAFEGUARDING 3 – DESIGNATED LIAISON OFFICER (DLO) WEDS 29-NOV

Every club/organisation should designate a person to be responsible for dealing with any concerns about the protection of children. The Designated Liaison Person is responsible for reporting allegations or suspicions of child abuse to TULSA Child and Family Agency or Social Services (NI) and/or An Garda Siochana / PSNI. It is recommended that this person is a senior club person.  Link to Safeguarding 3 Bookings page 

Certification is awarded by Sport Ireland on completion of each of these workshops. (*Participants must attend the full 3-hour workshops and be over 18 years of age).

 For further details contact: Donegal Sports Partnership – Tel: 0749116078 or Email: info@activedonegal.com

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Sports Project Officers (Part-Time) with the DSP

Posted on September 14th, 2017

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JOB OPPORTUNITY

Donegal Local Sports Partnership CLG (DSP) are seeking to appoint Sports Project Officer(s) part-time and to form a panel of suitably qualified personnel to support the coordination of a number of 1-year and 2-year programmes on a part-time basis.  Among the programmes identified includes:

– Soccer for Peace supported by the International Fund for Ireland (Late October/November start date)

– North West Sports Development Programme (Derry & Strabane District Council / Donegal Sports Partnership and National Governing Bodies of Sport)

Other programmes may commence during the term of the Panel (31st December 2018), where appointments may be approved.

A full driving licence is required, as is the ability to work on your own initiative, working with sporting groups and organisations.

To download DSP SPO- Description & Application Form SEPT_17

OR email request to: info@activedonegal.com

CLOSING DATE: 28th SEPTEMBER 2017 (by 12:00 noon) for completed applications






North West Club & Coach Boxing Seminar 2017

Posted on September 14th, 2017

North West Club & Coach Boxing Seminar 2017

Please click on the image to view a larger version or use the link below to register for a FREE place.

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Community Coaching Programme

Posted on September 11th, 2017

We are now taking expressions of interest for the proposed Community Coaching Programme in South West Donegal.  Please use the links below for further details and to download an expression of interest.

Community Coaching Programme – Poster
Community Coaching Programme – Expression of Interest

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Safeguarding 1 Training (Basic Awareness in Child Protection) 18-Oct 2017 – SOLD OUT!

Posted on September 7th, 2017

Safeguarding 1 – Basic Awareness in Child Protection training on Wednesday 18th October 2017 in DSP Office, Letterkenny

Aimed at Volunteers, Coaches, Children’s Officers and Designated Liaison Persons (DLP) involved in any capacity with children in sport must first complete the 3-hour Child Welfare & Protection Basic Awareness Course. This course educates participants on the implementation of best practice in protecting the welfare of children involved in sport.

Certification is awarded by Sport Ireland on completion of this workshop. (*Participants must attend the full 3-hour session and be over 18 years of age).

Eventbrite link https://www.eventbrite.ie/o/donegal-sports-partnership-12819960915

Further details on the Safeguarding 1-3 workshops contact Danny at danny@activedonegal.com or Tel: 074-9116078

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Irish Heart Foundation make September 2017 Stroke Prevention Month

Posted on September 6th, 2017

Irish Heart Month September 2017 is now underway!

 This year our campaign is focusing on Stroke Prevention- Life Begins at 40 so don’t let stroke stop it.

 Over 2000 people under 65 have a stroke each year but the good news is 80% of premature strokes are preventable. By making small changes to your lifestyle today you can reduce your chances of having a stroke now and in the future.

60% of over 45s in Ireland have high blood pressure which is a major risk for stroke.

So don’t delay: check your blood pressure today.

Find out what you need to do to avoid stroke and check out our materials available to order and download for free at www.irishheart.ie

Let’s Strike Before Stroke together this September.

https://irishheart.ie/your-health/learn-about-stroke/preventing-a-stroke/

 

Health Promotion Department at Irish Heart Tel: 01-6685001|email: smcnutt@irishheart.ie

 Irish Heart, 50 Ringsend Road, Dublin 4 | Heart & Stroke Helpline: Freephone: 1800 25 25 50

www.irishheart.ie | www.facebook.com/irishheartfoundation | www.twitter.com/irishheart_ie

publish 06/09/17

 

 






Go For Life Grant Scheme 2107

Posted on September 4th, 2017

National Grant Scheme For Sport And Physical Activity For Older People 2017

Overall aim
The National Grant Scheme aims to assist in the implementation of locally-developed, well-planned initiatives designed to increase participation in recreational sport and physical activity by older people. In particular, the scheme is aimed at:

• Supporting the work of Go for Life including the network of PALs (Physical Activity Leaders) and the development of Go for Life Games and other initiatives;
• Assisting local clubs/organisations to enhance existing opportunities for their members in recreational sport and physical activity;
• Assisting local clubs/organisations to start new initiatives geared at involving older people in recreational sport and physical activity.

Who can apply?
Grants are available to all eligible local clubs, groups and organisations that promote increased participation in recreational sport or physical activity for older people as a main element of their activities. Commercial, statutory or umbrella bodies, or their agents, are not eligible for funding under this grant scheme. One exception to this are Local Sports Partnerships who are eligible to apply. Day centres completely funded and directed by statutory bodies, such as the HSE, are not eligible. Grants are made available for sport or physical activity for older people and the overall membership of applicants must be such that older people will be the beneficiaries of the grant monies. Funding for sports clubs will not be considered unless the application specifically relates to older people. Only one application per group will be considered.

What Will Be Funded?

Physical Activity Programme
For example, (1) a five-week programme to introduce older people to an activity such as aerobics, aquafit, Tai Chi or tennis – the costs of hall hire and a qualified instructor might form part of the overall cost; or (2) an initiative by a sports club to involve more older people – the purchase of special equipment, facility hire or a qualified independent instructor might form part of the overall cost.

Purchase of Equipment / Resource Materials
For example, Go for Life Games equipment, pitch and putt set, physical activity kitbag, play parachute, badminton rackets. Please note that, for the 2017 National Grant Scheme, Short Mat Bowling equipment will only be considered for joint applications where it will be shared by two or more groups.

Participation Events
For example, organising regular Go for Life Games or a Sportsfest aimed at introducing older adults to a range of recreational sports.

Completed application forms must reach the address below by 12 noon on Friday 29 September 2017

The National Grant Scheme for Sport and Physical Activity for Older People
Go for Life Programme Age & Opportunity
St Patrick’s Hall
Marino Institute of Education
Griffith Avenue
Dublin 9

Email your application to: gfl.grants@ageandopportunity.ie

If emailing your application form it is not necessary to send in a hard copy N.B.

Late applications will not be considered.

It is the responsibility of grant applicants to ensure that grant forms are received by the Go for Life programme team on time with all details completed.

Note that due to the volume of applications we cannot acknowledge receipt of postal applications.
Go for Life is an Age & Opportunity programme, funded by Sport Ireland.

DOWNLOAD GO FOR LIFE GRANT SCHEME APPLICATION FORM 2017

 






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