Programme to help men get active

Men's physical activity programme starts 2nd week November at the bawnacre, castle Park Centre and Fermanagh Lakeland Forum

Published: 29th October 2015

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, in partnership with the Public Health Agency (PHA), has organised a 12-week physical activity programme to get men active.


The programme, which has been funded by the PHA as part of its Healthy Towns West Programme, will be delivered weekly at Bawnacre Centre, Irvinestown, Castle Park Leisure Centre, Lisnaskea and Fermanagh Lakeland Forum, Enniskillen, starting the second week of November.


Specifically aimed at males, aged 40 and over who are not currently engaged within physical activity, the programme will include a range of activities such as football, basketball, badminton and various others.


Speaking about the forthcoming programme, Chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Thomas O’Reilly, said:


“Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is delighted to work in partnership with the PHA to deliver this programme to help get men active. Leading an active lifestyle is vital for physical and mental health and wellbeing.  I would encourage prospective participants to give a friend or neighbour a call and encourage them to sign up for this potentially life changing opportunity at their local leisure centre.” 


Colette Brolly, the PHA lead on physical activity, said:


“A great way to get active is to do something you like and that’s why this programme is so fantastic as you have the opportunity to take part in sports that you enjoy but might not have done in a number of years, or to try something new.


“It’s important to stay active right throughout our lives, as being physically active can have the positive benefits of helping maintain your weight, reduce the risk of developing chronic conditions including some cancers and Type 2 diabetes, as well as reduce anxiety and stress.”


Places on the programme are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. All participants will be required to complete a pre-exercise questionnaire.


For further information regarding the programme, including dates and times of various sessions, please visit the programme web page. Alternatively contact Chris Elliott, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council on 0300 303 1777 or email


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