Dublin Sportsfest 2019

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What is Dublin Sportsfest?

Dublin City Sport & Wellbeing Partnership is bringing back Dublin Sportsfest for 2019 after the massive success of the event in 2018. Dublin Sportsfest will take place from 23rd – 29th September 2019 coinciding with the European Week of Sport.  The purpose of Dublin Sportsfest is to host a week-long celebration of sport and physical activity in our city and to enable and encourage people to participate regardless of age, ability or background.

Increasing participation in sport and physical activity across all sectors in society remains fundamental to DCSWP’s over-arching goal. Dublin Sportsfest 2019 reflects this vision – themed activities range from women’s wellbeing and young people to disability groups, family groups, school children and older adults. The DCSWP’s role in supporting club development also plays a huge role during the week:  The ‘Grow Your Own Club’ seminar will be a highlight event offering local clubs expert advice and guidance from  key note speakers

We will also be linking in with pre-existing events and initiatives such as The Great Dublin Bike Ride and parkrun which DCSWP and DCC are partners/funders of both since their inceptions.

Dublin Sportsfest is a hugely powerful initiative to drive participation in within Dublin City and it is something that the former Lord Mayor of Dublin Nial Ring, strongly supported during his tenure saying:

“Sportsfest 2018 was, without a doubt, the best sports related initiative I was involved in during my year as Lord Mayor. There were so many events to participate in right across the city, there was no excuse for anyone not to get out and try an event. During Sportsfest, amongst other events like my usual parkrun”.

 

How to get involved?

Sportsfest is an event that caters for every citizen of Dublin and our goal is to get as many people taking part as possible!

There are two main ways that you and your friends/family can take part during the week:

The first is by registering for one of our open events through the relevant Eventbrite page.

If you would like to take part in any of the closed events or get involved with any of the DCSWP programs in the long term, simply contact your Local Sports Officer who will guide you through the process here - http://www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-sport-and-recreation-what-we-do/your-local-sport-officers


Monday: Schools

The Daily Mile is simple and free and gets children out of the classroom for 15 minutes every day to run or jog. Dublin City will be calling on all schools in the City area in September to sign up to the Daily Mile. There will be a launch at Irishtown Stadium on the 23rd of September where a select number of schools will be invited to attend.

More information to follow.

Date

Location

Contact

23/09/2019

Irishtown Stadium,

Ringsend,
Dublin 4.

aideen.oconnor@dublincity.ie

 

william.morris@dublincity.ie

 


Tuesday: Women’s Wellbeing

As part of Sportsfest 2019 we are running free morning and lunchtime Body Balance classes. This is a beautiful uplifting class that will energise the body and calm the mind. A wonderful combination of Tai-chi, Yoga, Pilates and light meditation and relaxation, will leave you positively ready for the day ahead.

Date

Location

Contact

24/09/2019

City Hall,

Dame Street,
Dublin 2.

To register please see link below:

 

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/womens-wellbeing-yoga-classes-tickets-67007532333

 

aideen.oconnor@dublincity.ie

 

shauna.mcintyre@dublincity.ie

 

As part of Sportsfest 2019, Dublin City Sport and Wellbeing Partnership present ‘A Women’s Wellness Evening’. This evening will take place in the tranquil and beautiful surroundings of City Hall. The evening is promised to instil inspiration and motivation into your life.

We will focus on what is important to women and how to ‘Make Some Me Time’ by listening to some highly motivating women share their story on how they have incorporated wellbeing and physical activity into their lives. We will talk about the importance of having a positive mind-set and how to do this.

It promises to uplift you in many ways and we will finish the evening off with some light yoga, mindfulness/relaxation and some practical tips on how to bring this into your everyday life.

If you are struggling with finding a balance in your life or just need some encouragement and support then this evening is for you.

Guest speakers to be announced shortly.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Date

Location

Contact

24/09/2019

City Hall,
Dame Street,
Dublin 2.

To register please see link below:

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/womens-wellness-evening-tickets-66562272549

aideen.oconnor@dublincity.ie

shauna.mcintyre@dublincity.ie


Wednesday: Older Adults’ Sports Day

Taking place in 2 locations Northside and Southside, we will have 150 Participants at each event.

Participants will take part in 5 activities each lasting 40 minutes giving them a taste of a variety of sports such as Volleyball, Golf, Walking Football, Glow Dance and the Go for Life games.

Date

Location

Contact

25/09/2019

Sports & Fitness Ballyfermot,

Blackditch Road,

Dublin 10.

 

Cabra Parkside Community and Sports Centre,
John Paul II Park,
Ratoath Road,
Cabra West,
Dublin 7.

 

catherine.flood@dublincity.ie

 

robert.abbey@dublincity.ie

 


Thursday: National Fitness Day

Docklands FitFest is a joint initiative of Ireland Active and Dublin City Sport & Wellbeing Partnership as part of National Fitness Day and Dublin Sportsfest 2019.

Date

Location

Contact

26/09/2019

Grand Canal Dock,

Dublin 2.

 

darren.taaffe@dublincity.ie

 

colin.sharkey@dublincity.ie

 


Friday: Young People

Multi-Sport Event.

More information to follow.

Date

Location

Contact

27/09/2019

Clontarf All Weather Sports Pitches,
Clontarf Road,
Dublin 3.

mitchell.whitty@dublincity.ie

 

john.sweeney@dublincity.ie


Saturday: Clubs

Dublin City Sports & Wellbeing Partnership presents our ‘Grow your Club’ Club Development Seminar as part of Sportsfest 2019.

From working with clubs all across Dublin City we will address the biggest issues and barriers facing clubs today, We have got the best speakers in these areas with topics that include Sources of Funding, Importance of inclusion, Recruitment and retention of women in your club, and a panel discussion featuring many special guests who have a wealth of experience working with clubs, our MC for the day will be Shane Coleman presenter from Off the Ball.

Clubs that are represented on the day will also receive 2 free places for a future CARA Autism in Sport or a Sport Ireland Safeguarding course.

Light refreshments provided.

Keep an eye on this page for announcement of guest speakers.

Date

Location

Contact

28/09/2019

Dublin City Council,
Wood Quay Venue,
Dublin 8.

 

To register please see link below:

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/club-development-seminar-tickets-66560739965

 


Sunday: Families

More information to follow.

Date

Location

Contact

29/09/2019

TBC

 


Sunday: Great Dublin Bike Ride

Sport Ireland, in conjunction with Cycling Ireland has teamed up with the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Dublin City Council, Healthy Ireland and Fingal County Council for the Great Dublin Bike Ride, which will be held on the 29th September in Dublin. It is a bike ride for all abilities novice to expert. 60km or 100km routes. This event will be a flagship event in Ireland for the European Week of Sport.
 

Date

Location

Contact

29/09/2019

Phoenix Park,
Dublin 8.

To register please see link below:

http://greatdublinbikeride.ie/register/


 

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