Westmeath Sports Partnership encourages and supports participation in sport and physical activity by providing information and training and by organising activities and programmes, either directly, or in partnership with other individuals, groups, clubs and partner agencies.
Westmeath Sports Partnership’s key aims are to increase participation in sport and physical recreation and to ensure that local resources are used to best effect. WSP is using our own tutors and staff to produce videos showcasing a range of games, skills and challenges which can be found on our social media platforms listed below:
WSP are sharing content from a variety of local and national providers to give the public further opportunities for ways to stay fit and healthy. Many of these are available on Sport Ireland’s website, as well as our own social media platforms. Vistit Sport Ireland for more information.
WSP tutors including Niall Fagan and Ken Fitzpatrick are producing a range of videos including family games, challenges and even self-defense classes to help people stay fit and active during the current restrictions. Further content is currently being developed with other tutors and additional ideas from Athlone Regional Sports Centre.
Here are the video links to all our tutor content categorised by tutor and with the hashtag #inthistogether
Soccer Skills with Niall Fagan
15Mins Per Day in MAY with David Kennedy
Self Defence with Ken Fitzpatrick
Family Activities with Claire O`Brien - Rugby RDO
Family Games with Niall Fagan
Our partners at FAI, GAA and IRFU are producing their own video content to give people the opportunity to practice and improve their skills while at home.
- FAI have launched their own skills coaching initiative called "FAI Home Skills" which is available here.
- GAA have a section on their website devoted to activities, particularly for kids, with downloadable activity packs which is available here.
- Leinster Rugby are producing their own video content with skill drills, games and practices which are being shared on our platforms as well as their own social media channels. For more information please click here.
Westmeath Sports Partnership has also been working with Westmeath Community Development to ensure that older people who are cocooning are provided with information to enable them to remain active. Leaflet drops have taken place and Age and Opportunity have a wide range of activities and workouts which is available here.
Additionally, WSP has a small stock of Age and Opportunity work out DVD’s that can be obtained by contacting WSP on our social media platforms detailed above.