September 21, 2020
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Let’s get active Wicklow! Sport week kicks off on September 23

Wicklow Sports & Recreation Partnership is calling on the people of Wicklow to get out and #BeActive for European Week of Sport 2020 which runs from September 23-30.

The event will see a mixture of online and offline events available to cater to the needs of every member of the community making it easy to #BeActive even from the comfort of your front room.

Sport Ireland, the National Co-ordinating Body for European Week of Sport,  hope that this year’s event will inspire even more people than ever to get involved and has funded multiple flagship as well as local events run by the Network of Local Sports Partnerships.  In 2019 an estimated 110,196 people took part in over 800 events in Ireland.

A European Commission led initiative; European Week of Sport aims to increase the level of participation in sport and physical activity in the EU.

The event aims to tackle the inactivity crisis and reduce obesity levels by encouraging Europeans to embrace a healthier and more active lifestyle.

The week is for everyone, regardless of age, background, or fitness level. By bringing awareness to the fact that an active lifestyle is for everyone, European Week of Sport aims to act as a springboard in to being more active.

Speaking about the event, the Cathaoireleach of Wicklow County Council, Cllr Pat Kennedy, said: “The European Week of Sport is a fantastic week within the year where people across the county get to try out something new.  Wicklow Sports & Recreation Partnership have a wide range of activities for everyone and I am encouraging everyone to get involved.”

For more information on what events Wicklow Sports & Recreation Partnership are running and how to get involved visit – https://www.wicklowlsp.ie/event/european-week-of-sport/

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