At its recent Annual General Meteing, Offaly Sports Partnership launched its Annual Report for 2018. The report covers a sample of the large range of programmes / activities that the Sports Partnership facilitates for clubs, indivdiuals, organisations and schools in the county.
Highlights in 2018 included: -
January saw Offaly Sports Partnership and the AIT International Arena play host to the inaugural Diversity Games (deferred from December 2017), one of 131 community integration projects funded by the Department of Justice & Equality in late 2017. 300 primary and post primary pupils / students were in attendance, with over half of those participating children and young people of an ethnic minority background.
Following a second round of community integration project funding from the Department in 2018, Offaly Sports Partnership and the AIT International Arena hosted the second annual Diversity Games across two days in December. Almost 500 primary and post primary pupils / students were in attendance, again over half of those participating were children and young people of an ethnic minority background. We look forward to continuing to work with the Department on projects designed to increase the participation of under represents groups such as people of an ethnic minority background in sport and physical activity
The Sports Partnership also delivered: -
The report is available online
Officers of the Sports Partnership committee for the coming year shall be: -
Chair – Miriam O Callaghan
Vice Chair – Pippa Hackett
Financial Monitor – Darren Butler
These officers will be joined by Martin Daly of Offaly County Council; Cllr Declan Harvey of the Offaly Local Community and Development Committee; and Eamonn Brady, FAI representative; on the executive of the Sports Partnership
Offaly Sports Partnership is a sub committee of Offaly County Council. It is core funded by Sport Ireland and hosted by the Community and Culture section of Offaly County Council