FIT TOWNS 2017
groups/clubs/community organisations in Galway.
Galway Sports Partnership is delighted to announce that
it will be running the FIT TOWNS initiative once again in 2017.
FIT TOWNS is a competitive process open to all groups/clubs
and organisations in Galway who wish to organise and provide a six week
programme of sport and / or physical activity for their local communities. IT
is supported by Sport Ireland and there is a prize fund of €15,000 available
for distribution across three categories of entries, €5000 in each category –
1. Urban areas and large towns of population over 2000
2. Rural areas and smaller towns/areas of population
3. An off-shore island category.
FIT TOWNS was first run in 2015 and has proven a huge success
with all those who participated over the past two years. Apart from the funding
which has been put to good use by the winning participants in each category, it
has inspired local groups, clubs and communities to work together in the
pursuit of physical fitness opportunities for their local populations through a
series of programmes and initiatives organised and delivered in the local
community. All members of the local population have been catered for in the
past and programmes and initiatives have varied from walking, jogging, cycling
to indoor activity sessions and water based activities.
The FIT TOWNS initiative is run from late January to
March each year immediately following on from Operation Transformation, but
many of the initiatives organised and run during this period as part of the
competition have been sustained long after the completion date. This has proven
to be the real success of the initiative.
We are now inviting and encouraging clubs, groups and
organisations to consider entering the FIT TOWNS initiative for 2017, to
consider working together in their local communities and to organise
initiatives and activities that will benefit all persons from both a physical
fitness and healthy lifestyle perspective. Full details on the FIT TOWNS
initiative are available from Galway Sports Partnership on 091 509572 or by
email to galwayactive@galwaycoco,ie.
Also there are information sessions being held all around the County, check here for the one nearest to you.