The role of the Sport and Recreation officer is to:
|| Dublin City Sports Network was established in 2000 to source funding from the Irish Sports Council under the local Sports Partnership Scheme. The network aims to provide a sustainable infrastructure to assist all those involved in local sports development. The network also aims to deliver sport and recreation to local people by working closely with partner agencies, by increasing usage of existing local resources and working towards long-term local sports development with the primary objective of increasing participation in sport, recreation and physical activity.|
As Dublin City Celebrates the title European Capital of Sport 2010 – the main objective is to “get people more active more often”
Partners and key stakeholders who represent the Dublin City Sports Network are: An Garda Siochana, CDVEC, CDYSB, DCC, HSE, Federation of Irish Sport, and NGB’s such as the FAI/GAA/IRFU/IAWA, Local Authority, pre/post primary schools, & Universities such as DCU. Dublin City Sports Network is using sport and recreation as an effective tool to engage people into becoming more active more often in the city.
- Organise sport and recreation programmes for the key target groups identified by the network by involving them in the design & planning process
- Working with National Governing Bodies of Sport, Youth Service Projects, Garda Special Projects, Community groups, HSE, Older adult retirement and Active age groups, schools and disability groups
- Assisting sports clubs and groups in applying for funding
- Accessing training for coaches and volunteers
- Working in partnership with community groups and centres to increase access for people of all ages and abilities to sports and recreational facilities
There is one Sport & Recreation Officer in each of the DCC administrative areas. Their aim is to promote & increase sport and physical activity among all ages with a special focus on: Older adults, Under 10’s, New Immigrant Communities, and Women & Girls, people with physical and mental disabilities.
Our Sport & Recreation officers facilitate and run many programmes in your area below is just a sample list:
Tai Chi, Chair Aerobics, Kiddercise, Self Defence, Bowls, Line Dancing, swimming lessons, Aqua Aerobics, Gaelic 4 Girls, Coisceim Dance project, Little Athletics, meet and train and much more.
The Sport & Recreation officers also deliver National programmes such as the Irish Sports Council Code of Ethics & Good practice for Children’s Sport, Buntus Start and Generic.