Irish Wheelchair Association Sport in conjunction with a number of Local Sports Partnerships and other local partners have come together to establish 3 new junior multi-sport Clubs for children, aged 5 – 15 years, with physical disabilities in Donegal, Meath and Laois/Offaly.
Sam Jablansky, Irish Wheelchair Association Community Sports Club Project Coordinator, said: “The aim of the new sports Clubs will be to provide fun and inclusive opportunities, to make new friends and remain involved in sport on a sustained basis. We have a really vibrant network of children’s multi-sport clubs around the country and we’re delighted to grow that number in areas where there hasn’t previously been the same opportunities. The respective clubs will offer a variety of games and Paralympic sports for everyone to enjoy at their own level”.
Nicky Hamill, Irish Wheelchair Association’s Director of Sport, said: “This is an exciting time for IWA Sport and our partners. The launch of these 3 junior multi-sport clubs will provide great opportunities for participation in a range of exciting sports and games in these counties and the surrounding regions. We are delighted to work in partnership with the respective LSPs, local agencies and the many parents and volunteers who are supporting the establishment and ongoing running of the Clubs. We’re very grateful to Sport Ireland and the Dormant Accounts fund for supporting this exciting initiative”.
Terry Donegan, Sports Inclusion Disability Officer with Meath Sports Partnership said: “Meath local sports partnership is delighted to work alongside IWA –Sport in establishing a Multi-Sport Junior Club in County Meath. The club will give participants a fantastic opportunity to be physically active along with providing a social outlet. we hope to receive the support of the local community and the wider Meath on this Initiative”
Meath Multi-Sport Club will launch on the 4th of September and takes place every Wednesday from 6:30pm – 7:30pm at Claremont Stadium, Navan.
Donegal Multi-Sport Club will launch on the 10th of September and takes place every Tuesday from 6:30pm – 8:00pm at Crossroads and Killygordon Enterprise, Killygordon.
Offaly/Laois Multi-Sport Club will launch on the 16th of September and takes place every Monday from 6:00pm – 7:00pm at Clonaslee Community Centre, Clonaslee.
For further details on the junior multi-sport club or how you could get involved contact
Meath MSJC; Terry Donegan TDonegan@meathcoco.ie
Donegal MSJC; Therese Laverty firstname.lastname@example.org
Offaly/Laois MSJC; Jean Brady email@example.com
Catriona Slattery firstname.lastname@example.org