Leaders In Inclusive Sport And Physical Activity Deliver Training At Sports Academy

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Sport Inclusion Disability Officers based in the 29 Local Sports Partnerships nationwide pictured at the Kerry Sports Academy in Tralee for a training day on Tuesday as part of European Week of Sport. Photo: Don MacMonagle

AS part of European Week of Sport, Cara in conjunction with Sport Ireland coordinated a day of inclusion training at the Kerry Sports Academy at IT Tralee for the network of Sport Inclusion Disability Officers based in the 29 Local Sports Partnerships nationwide.

They were also joined by a dedicated team of Cara tutors who deliver over 100 inclusion workshops nationwide.

The inclusion training was facilitated by two international leaders in Inclusive Sport and Physical Activity. Dr Lynn Anderson is a Distinguished Service Professor in the Recreation, Parks and Leisure Studies Department at State University of New York at Cortland, and the director for the Inclusive Recreation Resource Center.

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She has been active in the field of therapeutic recreation, inclusion, and outdoor recreation for over 40 years. Dr. Lauren Liebermann, is currently a Distinguished Service Professor at The College at Brockport, State University of New York, and teaching adapted physical education.

She is the leading authority in the world on physical activity and sports for children who are blind or visually impaired.

Speaking at the training day Cara CEO, Niamh Daffy said: “We are delighted to have both Dr Lynn Anderson and Dr Lauren Lieberman here with us today to further upskill the network Sports Inclusion Disability Officers and Cara Tutors who are all doing fantastic work at community level to bring about more inclusive practice with the aim of increasing sport and physical activity participation opportunities for people with disabilities. ”

More information can be found at www.caracentre.ie or by contacting Michael Gilroy at mgilroy@caracentre.ie

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