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Edgeworthstown Sports Hub encourages people of all ages and abilities to experience the benefit of participation in sports

Longford Leader Reporter

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The Edgeworthstown Sports Hub was developed as part of The National Physical Activity Plan in 2018.

Longford Sports Partnership secured funding for The Sports Hub following a competitive bids process through Sport Ireland which was accessed through The Dormant Accounts Fund.

The Sports Hub gives the people of Edgeworthstown and surrounding area the chance to experience the benefit of participation in sports activity.

The Hub itself is located at St Mary’s Community Campus on the Granard road in Edgeworthstown.

The main objective of the Edgeworthstown Sports Hub is to increase the number of people of all ages participating in sport and physical activity in the community through various sports and activities.

Laura Doyle, Edgeworthstown Sports Hub Coordinator, explained, “The Hub maximises this impressive local sports facility through linkages with local schools, sports clubs, community groups and other physical activity groups.”

Since Edgeworthstown Sports Hub was developed in June 2018, there has been a number of programmes ran within the Sports Hub.

“We’ve hosted programmes such as ‘Couch to 5km’, ‘Yoga for All’, ‘Go for Life Games’, ‘Zumba dance classes’, ‘Chair Pilates’ and fitness classes for both men and women,” revealed Laura.

Other activities at Edgeworthstown Sports Hub include Pickleball, Badminton, Parkour, Circuit Training for men and women, Football and Hurling.

She continued, “It is a very exciting time for Edgeworthstown with so much sport and activities available in the community. We are very lucky to have a facility like this and the plan is to utilise it to its maximum potential over the coming years.”

Laura concluded with a message of encouragement for all in the community, “So get the runners on and get involved and participate in the sport and activity!”

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