A Message from Waterford Sports Partnership
It’s now more important than ever that we try and stay active. Here are a few suggested activities and resources for you and your family!
Active Homework Challenge
The aim of the ‘Active Homework Challenge’ is to increase the physical activity levels of school going children, thus helping each child reach the national recommendation of 60 minutes daily.
There are 15 different exercises to try out with your children with ‘show me how’ videos for each one! Find out more HERE
Orienteering – A Free, Fun, Family Activity!
Have you got children with a sense of adventure? Who love to learn new skills and have fun in the fresh air? Do you want a sport the whole family can enjoy together? Where you can all progress at your own pace and enjoy a unique sense of achievement? Then orienteering is the sport for you. Orienteering is the sport of navigation that requires you to find your way from one point to another using only a map, your brains and sometimes a compass. It’s easy to learn and a fun way to exercise your body and mind, as you enjoy the outdoors. It’s a sport for everyone and is something that can be easily learned by people of all ages and abilities. Orienteering is usually done in the woods, hills or parks, with the participants on foot.
Orienteering develops many skills including problem solving, team work, decision making and self awareness. It really is fun for all the family. There are five Permanent Orienteering Courses in Waterford at:
- Waterford Nature Park, Kilbarry,
- The Peoples’s Park, Waterford,
- Dunmore East
Maps & Answer Sheets for these course can be downloaded from our website.
Find out more about Orienteering and Virtual Orienteering HERE
Keep Well | Keep Active
Waterford Sports Partnership is proud to support the ‘Keep Well’ Campaign!
‘Keep Well’ is a Government of Ireland initiative, aimed at showing people of all ages how we can mind our own physical and mental health and wellbeing by adding healthy and helpful habits to our daily and weekly routines. We are working with Sport Ireland, Waterford City & County Council, Healthy Waterford, the HSE, Waterford Libraries, Creative Waterford and Get Ireland Walking to provide guidelines, information and tips on what we can do to help us keep well through the coming months by keeping active, staying connected, switching off & being creative, eating well and minding our mood . . .
FIND OUT MORE HERE!
IMPORTANT: Please do not travel beyond your 5km limit and ensure that you adhere to Government COVID19 Guidelines at all times.