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Wheelie Active Club

2nd January 2020

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council in partnership with Disability Sport Northern Ireland organised Wheelie Active Programmes just prior to Christmas in both Enniskillen and Omagh.  Due to the developing interest for both programmes the Council is continuing this programme in the new year.

The Wheelie Active programmes will be delivered as part of the Disability Hub project and take place for an initial 7 week period at the Fermanagh Lakeland Forum, Enniskillen from 5.00 pm – 6.00 pm commencing on Monday 13 January 2020 and running until Monday 24 February 2020 and at Omagh Leisure Complex from Tuesday 14 January 2020 to Monday 23 February from 4.30pm – 5.30pm

The sessions will be delivered by fully qualified sports coaches using sports chairs and equipment funded by Department for Communities and Sport NI.

Speaking about the forthcoming programme, the Chair of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Siobhán  Currie said “one of the key messages in the Fermanagh and Omagh Community Plan 2030 is ensuring that the emotional, physical and mental health and well-being of all the people of the district is a priority. The Council recognises the importance of an active lifestyle and is pleased to be working once again with Disability Sport NI to provide this opportunity for people with a disability to try a fun approach to new sports.”

Kevin O’Neill, Chief Executive Officer for Disability Sport NI said:

“We have been delighted to see how Fermanagh and Omagh District Council have developed a range of sports and recreation opportunities for people with disabilities based around two new Disability Sports Hubs in Fermanagh and Omagh. This is following a fantastic investment into specialist equipment by the Department for Communities and Sport NI, as part of a plan to get more disabled people active across Northern Ireland.

“The new Wheelie Active Club in particular will make a fantastic difference to lives of young disabled people in the area”.

Places on this programme are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. The programme costs £2.60 each session per participants, carer/parent are free of charge.

To register or for further information please contact Victoria, Disability Sports Hub Activity Leader – Omagh and Fermanagh on 07387 395329, email vmccormack@dsni.co.uk or Billie-Jo Irwin, Leisure Recreation and Sport Officer, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council by telephone on 0300 303 1777 (calls charged at local rate) textphone 028 8225 6216 or email at billie-jo.irwin@fermanaghomagh.com. Further information is also available online at https://www.fermanaghomagh.com/residential-services/leisure/