Supported By the PPF and the Irish Sports Council.
Waterford Sports Partnership, Ireland.
Waterford Sports Partnership - 'Everyone Active'

Sports Inclusion Disability Officer

    In early 2008, Waterford Sports Partnership appointed Katie Kelly to the position of Sports Inclusion Disability Officer (SIDO) from funding secured from Pobal under the Dormant Accounts Fund, with further funding secured from 2010-2011 from the Irish Sports Council and local funding. Katie’s overriding goal involves increasing participation levels of individuals with a disability in sport and physical activity. Katie is responsible for the development, delivery and monitoring of sport and physical activity programmes for individuals with a disability. Furthermore, any work undertaken will support the work programme of Waterford Sports Partnership.

    The SIDO is:

    - Working with mainstream clubs and groups to increase participation of people with a disability e.g. athletics, cycling, aqua aerobics, yoga, judo, gym and fitness etc.;

    - Working with disability organisations and groups to create disability specific programmes to meet the needs of groups of individuals with a disability e.g. dance and fitness for adults with an intellectual disability, yoga for adults with M.S., swimming for children with Down Syndrome etc.;

    - Assisting with the development of new disability clubs e.g. Special Olympics Club for children aged 8-16 years in the Dungarvan region, Ferrybank Soccer Club for children with special needs etc.

    - Creating new or promoting existing training programmes which will enable the inclusion of people with a disability in sports or physical activity e.g. disability awareness course, assistant swim teachers course (teaching people with a disability) etc.;

    For more information on any of the activities or courses available please refer to the updated calander of events or contact Katie by email or phone: Katie Kelly Tel: (051) 849757 .

Civic Offices, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.  Tel: 0761 10 2194
Regional Sports Centre, Cork Road, Waterford.  Tel: 0761 10 2682
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