Kerry People Urged To ‘Be Active’ For European Week Of Sport

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Pictured at the launch of European Week of Sport 2020 which runs from 23rd to 30th September are the organising team from Kerry Recreation & Sports Partnership; Askea Calnan, Patrice Diggin, Jimmy Deenihan, Chairperson and Gearóid O’ Doherty. Photo: Pauline Dennigan

KERRY Recreation & Sports Partnership (KRSP) is calling on the young and old, to get out and#BeActive for European Week of Sport 2020 which runs from September 23-30.

There will be a mixture of events available locally to cater to the needs of every member of the community making it easy to #BeActive – even from the comfort of your front room.

Sport Ireland, the national co-ordinating Body for European Week of Sport in Ireland hope that this year’s event will inspire even more people than previous years and has funded multiple local events run by the Network of Local Sports Partnerships.

Kerry’s programme includes kayaking, orienteering and walking related events as a means of exploring the wonders County Kerry has to offer.

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A European Commission led initiative; European Week of Sport aims to increase the level of participation in sport and physical activity in the EU. European Week of Sport aims to tackle the inactivity crisis and reduce obesity levels by encouraging Europeans to embrace a healthier and more active lifestyle.

Chairperson of the Kerry Recreation & Sports Partnership Jimmy Deenihan said; “The KRSP team have designed and developed unique and interesting taster sessions, to cater for all in society. There will be a kayaking event for women, separate orienteering events for men and people with disabilities, and finally, walks catering for families with children aged 6 to 12 years and 12 years plus”.

Kerry Recreation & Sports Partnership (KRSP) undertakes a wide range of actions with the aim of increasing sport and physical activity participation levels in the local community.

Working with trusted professionals and valued volunteers, Kerry Recreation & Sports Partnership engages communities across the county to deliver inclusive, impactful and sustainable opportunities tailored to local needs, getting Kerry more physically active, involved in sport and improving the mental and physical health of the nation.

For more information on what events Kerry Recreation & Sports Partnership are running in your area and how to get involved visit KRSP social media platforms, Facebook, Instragram and Twitter.

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