‘Keeping Roscommon Active’

RSP_Press-release-Schedule-1Staying active and healthy is more important than ever right now. During these challenging times Roscommon Sports Partnership are endeavouring to help you use your time at home wisely, to be more active and flatten the curve.

Elaine Igoe who is the Sports Inclusion Disability Officer with Roscommon Sports Partnership said ‘While we have a large following on social media we understand how important it is to make sure all of our followers and citizens of County Roscommon can access our resources in a variety of ways’.

“You can follow our Facebook page by searching for Roscommon Sports Partnership www.facebook.com/RoscommonSportsPartnership where we have several daily updates and an ever growing schedule of activities and resources pinned to the top of our page.

Additionally, you can visit our website www.rosactive.org, click on the Covid-19 tab and this will direct you to all our updates regarding our operations and also the full list of resources available. There are links to live streams, social media pages, YouTube videos and various free online workouts and physical activity resources.

If you have limited access to the internet and wish to be active, Age & Opportunity Ireland have kindly made available a DVD and printed materials which demonstrates various activities and the Go for Life Games. You can request these by emailing or calling Age & Opportunity directly on gfl@ageandopportunity.ie or alternatively contact Roscommon Sports Partnership on info@rosactive.org and a copy will be posted out. These games are fun for all the family and suitable for a wide variety of abilities.”

There are so many creative ways to stay active at home, and Roscommon Sports Partnership has you covered. Simple activities such as striving to move more often, trying not to remain seated for long periods, walking up and down the stairs, getting out and doing some gardening, taking a walk within your locality while staying within the 2km radius & getting in 10,000 steps  are just some of the things you can be doing at home.

Damien Martin who is the Community Sports Development Officer with Roscommon Sports Partnership  said ‘We have partnered up with a number of local Physical Activity Instructors and local Sports Stars and will be bringing some new and exciting activities to you in the comfort of your own home, we have Family dance Challenges available with more to come, Active Age & Ability Dance routines, Kid’s only Dance, Cycle Safe Tutorials, Nutrition Tips and a Minding Your Mental Health Piece yet to come. A schedule of these activities will be on their website and Social Media platforms.

To add some excitement to their followers over the coming weeks, Roscommon Sports Partnership will be running a competition on social media. They have partnered with Molloy’s Pharmacy Harrison Centre and Bannons Intersport to bring you some great prizes. Check out their Facebook and Instagram for more details.

If you have any ideas or suggestions on ways to stay active, or you are running any activities yourself, please send an email to info@rosactive.org or message their Facebook page.