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Step Up and Get Your Community Walking
By Mayo Sports Partnership
23, May 2015 - 17:10

Step Up and Get Your Community Walking

If you would like to get a walking group started in your area take steps to start with the new Get Ireland Walking Active Community Walking Programme. The programme will encourage people to become active/more active through walking and support local people to set up and sustain a community walking group. This programme is suitable for people of all fitness levels and abilities.

During the programme barriers that people face concerning being active within their local area will be addressed. Communities will be supported in the experience of walking with a group and in developing an action plan for walking in their local area.

In the initial year of this programme, 2015, the programme will be available to six communities in Mayo who do not have any formal walking group. A trained facilitator will attend 6 sessions and provide advice / resources which will help the group become sustainable.

Mayo Sports Partnership is now seeking expressions of interest from communities / groups (not individuals) who would like to participate in this initiative. If interested please complete the attached expression of interest form and return to Mayo Sports Partnership, c/o Mayo County Council, Castlebar, Co Mayo email: . Closing date for receipt of applications is Tuesday 31st May 2015. Successful groups will commence sessions in early June.

To find out more about the Get Ireland Walking Active Community Walking Programme contact Mayo Sports Partnership at 094-9047025.094-9047025

This programme is an initiative of the Irish Sports Council and is being delivered by Mayo Sports Partnership

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