European Week of Sport

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EWOS is a week of physical activity across the country.  Everyone is encouraged to BEACTIVE

What is EWOS?

The aim of EWOS is 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.

This September we are once again teaming up with Sport Ireland to celebrate European Week of Sport. 

How does it work?

During this week our Go for Life programme will be organising a number of “I’ve always wanted to try …..” events where individuals and groups are invited to take part in a range of sports for the first time. 

Past events include: 

  • sailing
  • kayaking
  • skiing 
  • canoeing
  • over 50’s swim and water sports in Clontarf Baths
  • orienteering
  • horse riding

We would encourage everyone to use the opportunity of the week to get involved in sport and to get active. 

How can I get involved?

You can find out more about all the 2018 European Week of Sport happening in Ireland on the Sport Ireland event listing.

We will be sharing our plans for the 2019 EWOS over the coming months, so keep an eye on our website and social media channels and sign up for our email updates and you will be the first to hear our plans.

Everyone is encouraged and invited to get involved and participate in their local events, so get out and #BEACTIVE!

Contact

For information speak to our Go for Life team.


 01 805 7733
 gfl@ageandopportunity.ie

Sport Initiatives:

Physical Activity Leaders

An education and peer leadership initiative which trains older people how to lead sport and activity sessions in their local groups and communities. Find out more here.

Go For Life Games

Teams from all over Ireland coming together to take part in a national day of sport in June every year. Find out more here.

Go For Life Grant Scheme

We allocate funding to groups  to help them to engage their peers in more physical activities and sport. Find out more here.

CarePALs

Trains those working in care settings to lead suitable physical activities. Find out more here.

FitLine

A telephone mentoring service which encourages callers to start getting more active- we’re only a phone call away! Find out more here.

European Week of Sport

Promoting sport and physical activity across Europe. Find out more here.

Sport Initiatives:

Physical Activity Leaders

An education and peer leadership initiative which trains older people how to lead sport and activity sessions in their local groups and communities. Find out more here.

Go For Life Games

Teams from all over Ireland coming together to take part in a national day of sport in June every year. Find out more here.

Go For Life Grant Scheme

We allocate funding to groups  to help them to engage their peers in more physical activities and sport. Find out more here.

CarePALS

Trains those working in care settings to lead suitable physical activities. Find out more here.

FitLine

A telephone mentoring service which encourages callers to start getting more active- we’re only a phone call away! Find out more here.

 

European Week of Sport

Promoting sport and physical activity across Europe. Find out more here.

People always say that ‘you’re only as old as you feel’. Well, it turns out to be true. Science has proven that staying active keeps your body younger and your mind happier, no matter what it says on your birth cert. Being active can help your body to stay strong and supple improve balance and coordination aiding in falls prevention A healthy mind and body can help fight off colds and infections and many common illnesses. Exercise keeps you sharp and, best of all, it cheers you up and boosts your energy.

Being active just 30 minutes a day can offer you a range of benefits including:

  • Better balance
  • Co-ordination
  • Greater range of movement
  • Flexibility
  • Better strength
  • Stay healthier
  • Be more content
  • Increase energy levels
  • Increased social connection
  • Prevent Falls

Principal Funders:

Link to HSE websiteLink to Sport Ireland websiteLink to Arts Council website

Our Principal Funders:

Link to HSE websiteLink to Sport Ireland websiteLink to Arts Council website