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The European Week of Sport takes place between the 23-30 September and aims to promote sport and physical activity across Europe. The Week is for everyone, regardless of age, background or fitness level. With a focus on grassroots initiatives, it will inspire Europeans to #BeActive on a regular basis and create opportunities in peoples' everyday lives to exercise more. As an annual event, the European Week of Sport will inspire all kinds of creative and exciting events and activities in different countries.

 
In September Age & Opportunity’s Go for Life programme are teaming up with Sport Ireland to celebrate European Week of Sport.  Together with other Irish sporting organisations we are going to arrange for five PALs and five groups to try a new sport or activity. 
 

European Week of Sport 2016

Last year the European Week of Sport ran between the 10th and 18th September and Go For Life organised a range of different activities for PALs all over Ireland.  

 

Clay Pigeon Shooting: Members of the Dunboyne Men's Shed had a great day clay pigeon shooting in Ballivor, Co Meath.
Archery: The Irish Wheelchair Association in Clane tried their hand at archery in Abbeyfield Archery. Multyfarnham Active Retirement members enjoyed a day's archery in Lir Archers.

Badminton: Baldoyle Men's Shed took part in a Badminton taster session in their local National Badminton Centre which is on their doorstep.

Cricket: Mary and Bridie who are both PALs and FitLine mentors, enjoyed a taster cricket session led by Naomi from Cricket Leinster out on the green in Balbriggan Co Dublin.

High Ropes and Skyfall: Keith and Sean get our "daredevil accolade" after they were put through their paces doing High Ropes and Skyfall in Killary Adventure Centre.

Horse Riding: Mary hadn't been on a horse since she was 10 but she tried horse riding again and loved it. Thanks to Ballyjenning stables in Balinrobe .

Try a Dive: Nuala completed "Try a Dive" in Portmarnock Leisure Centre led by Portmarnock Sub Aqua Club. Nuala had only learned to swim three years ago and now she can say she has completed an underwater dive. Well done Nuala!

Line Dancing: Members of the older persons group in the West Clare Family Recourse Centre stepped it out at a taster line dancing session in their local hall.

Kayaking: Alison completed kayaking in Tanagh Outdoor Education centre in Cavan.

 

 

 

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