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Free Inclusive Archery at Fermanagh Lakeland Forum

2nd August 2019

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council has organised an Inclusive Archery programme for young people aged 8 to 17 commencing at Fermanagh Lakeland Forum, Enniskillen on Monday 9 September 2019.

Two sessions are available, 5pm – 5.45pm and 6pm – 6.45pm. The free sessions, organised by the Council in partnership with the Public Health Agency (PHA), as part of the Healthy Towns West programme, under the Making Life Better framework of Empowering Healthy Living, will be delivered by a fully qualified coach.

Speaking about the forthcoming programme, the Chair of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Siobhán Currie, said:

“Being physically active is extremely important for our health and well-being. Involvement in physical activity from a young age can help develop and encourage life-long participation in activities which will support a healthy and active lifestyle. Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is delighted to work in partnership with the PHA to provide this opportunity for our young residents to get active through archery and I would encourage all participants including those with a disability to get involved in the programme’’.

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

“It’s important to be physically active at each stage of our lives. Regular physical activity will help keep the heart and lungs working efficiently, maintain a healthy weight, keep muscles and bones strong, and help reduce the risk of developing chronic conditions including some cancers and Type 2 diabetes. Being more physically active can also help to reduce anxiety and stress. I would encourage people to get involved with this programme which promises to be great fun.”

Places on the Inclusive Archery programme are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Participants must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or carer for the duration of each coaching session. Programme registration is available from Monday 12 August 2019.

For further information and to register on the programme, please contact Chris Elliott, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council by telephone on 0300 303 1777 (all calls charged at local rate), textphone on 028 82256216 or by email at Alternatively, click here to download your registration form.