Women’s and girls ‘come and try it’ paddle sport sessions

Published: 14th April 2017

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council has organised two ‘come and try it’ paddle sport sessions for women and girls at the Canoe Centre, Fermanagh Lakeland Forum, Enniskillen on Saturday 29 April 2017.

The sessions have been organised as part of Sport Northern Ireland’s National Lottery–Funded Every Body Active 2020 programme which is also part funded by the Council.
The first session will operate from 11am – 1pm for participants aged 8 – 17 years whilst the second session will operate from 2pm – 4pm for participants aged 18 years and over.

Speaking about the forthcoming activity sessions, the Chairperson of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Mary Garrity, said

“Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is pleased to work in partnership with Sport Northern Ireland’s National-Lottery Funded Every Body Active 2020 programme to provide this opportunity for our residents to get active through outdoor water sports in our stunning natural surroundings.”

Sport Northern Ireland Chair George Lucas commented:

“Sport NI is delighted to be investing over £6m of National Lottery funding in the 11 District Councils across Northern Ireland. By working on the delivery of Every Body Active 2020 we will begin to see real changes in sport and physical activity participation – especially amongst women and girls, people with a disability and those in areas of greatest social need. We look forward to seeing the impact of our investment for people in our communities, helping them to enjoy, engage and excel in sport and leading to a population which is more active more often.”

Places on the canoe sessions are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

For further information and to download a registration form, visit the relevant section on the Council’s website. Alternatively contact Chris Elliott, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council by telephoning 0300 303 1777 (all calls charged at local rate) or emailing chris.elliott@fermanaghomagh.com.

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