Fermanagh and Omagh District Council launches free Gymnastics sessions as part of the PEACE IV Cross Community / Cross Border Youth Sports Programme

17th May 2018

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, in association with Splitz Gymnastics Club, has organised new free gymnastics sessions as part of the new PEACE IV Cross Community / Cross Border Youth Sports Programme. This project is supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).

The programme for children and young people aged 11 – 17 year olds, which will be led by fully qualified coaches, will commence on Friday 18 May 2018 at West End Community Centre, Enniskillen from 7.00pm – 8.00pm.

Speaking about the forthcoming programme, Chairperson of the PEACE IV Partnership, Councillor Sean Clarke, said:

“Each participating group is already delivering tangible benefits to their communities and we see the Youth Sports Programme as a way to enhance these benefits, through establishment of new sports clubs, capacity building, skills development and cross-community/cross-border sporting events.  It is an opportunity for the groups involved to connect with and learn from each other, promote their community to new members whilst at the same time offering a wealth of health and recreational benefits.”

The objective of the PEACE IV Cross Border/Cross Community Youth Sports Programme is to encourage children and young people to engage in sporting activities while forming positive and effective relationships with people whom they would not normally socialise or play sport with. It will also focus on enhancing the capacity for them to make a positive contribution to building a cohesive society.

Places on the programme are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. For further information and to register for the gymnastics sessions, please contact Ryan Hanna, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council by telephone on  0300 303 1777 (all calls charged at local rate), textphone on 028 8225 6216, by email at ryan.hanna@fermanaghomagh.com or visiting www.fermanaghomagh.com

Match-funding for this project has been provided by the Executive Office in Northern Ireland and the Department for Rural and Community Development in Ireland.