Boost for physical activity in Kerry
COLÁISTE NA SCEILGE SHARE IN €83,600 BOOST FOR COUNTY SPORTS
CAHERSIVEEN’S Coláiste na Sceilge and the Kerry Community Coaching Programme each received a slice of the government’s €2.9 million investment fund under the National Physical Activity Plan, administered by Sport Ireland.
Minster of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin announced that €83,666 is to be made available for sport and physical activities with Coláiste na Sceilge receiving €70,333 for the development of a Community Sport and Physical Activity Hub which will maximise the participation and potential of a range of school sports facilities to the wider community, and in particular the refurbishment of its school gym. An allocation of €13,333 has also been earmarked for the Kerry Community Coaching Programme.
Speaking at the announcement in Killarney on Monday, Minister Griffin said the funding supports the delivery of sport and physical activity initiatives across the county under the National Physical Activity Plan.
“This comprehensive programme of initiative supports gives people with disabilities and those from socially, economically and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds the opportunity to take part in sport and physical activity,” said Minister Griffin.
Mr Griffin added the range of initiatives is a result of close cooperation between his department, Sport Ireland, the Local Sports Partnership Network and the National Governing Bodies for Sport.
Chairman of Sport Ireland, Kieran Mulvey said the investment impacts positively on local communities and sports organisations, while Chief Executive of Sport Ireland, John Treacy the objectives of the National Physical Activity Plan allows Sport Ireland, in conjunction with the National Governing Bodies for Sport and the Local Sports Partnership, to play a lead role in making sure more people are active on a regular basis.”