dlr Sports Partnership creating change with Active Cities
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Sports Partnership is one of eight Local Sports Partnerships, selected by Sport Ireland to coordinate & deliver the Active Cities project in Ireland. Active Cities is about creating opportunities so that all citizens can lead healthier lifestyles in the context of sport and physical activity.
Frank Curran, Chief Executive, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council said:
Active Cities will enable us to expand how we work together, in a bid to create positive change for the citizens of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, through sport and physical activity. Through collaboration and partnership we can create even more opportunities for those who are least active, to allow them to lead healthier and more active lifestyles.
The vision of Active Cities is to engage, increase and maintain the number of citizens regardless of age or ability participating in sport and physical activity. Active Cities prioritises physical activity and sport for all and is underpinned by four key pillars – Active Systems, Active Environments, Active Societies, and Active People.
An Cathaoirleach, Councillor Mary Hanafin said:
We want to provide even more opportunities for our residents to be active in their communities. We have many successful projects already running across the county, targeting a variety of groups from older adults living with chronic illness who don’t feel ready to go back to group activities to Marathon Kids, a run/jog programme delivered to kids in 5th and 6th class in schools across Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown.
Angela Monaghan, Active Cities Officer, dlr Sports Partnership said:
I am delighted to be the new Active Cities Officer at dlr Sports Partnership and I am looking forward to working with our local communities. My aim is to ensure that physical activity becomes a social norm and is built into people’s home, work and community lives.