A European Commission led initiative, European Week of Sport aims to increase the level of participation in sport and physical activity in the EU. European Week of Sport, which runs from September 23rd-30th, aims to tackle the inactivity crisis and reduce obesity levels by encouraging Europeans to embrace a healthier and more active lifestyle. Multiple events throughout the week are proudly supported by partner Healthy Ireland.
The week is for everyone, regardless of age, background or fitness level. By bringing awareness to the fact that an active lifestyle is for everyone, European Week of Sport aims to act as a springboard in to being more active.
Sport Ireland, with help from ambassadors David Gillick, Denise O’Sullivan, Emma Duggan and Zak Moradi, is calling on everybody to get out and #BeActive for European Week of Sport 2022. There will be events all over Ireland giving people of all ages and abilities the chance to #BeActive and try out a range of different sports.
The highlight of the week will be the #BeActive Festival which will be held on the Sport Ireland Campus showcasing over 50 different sports and activities that people can take part in on the day. This #BeActive Festival will take place on Saturday, 24th September and welcomes new visitors to the world class facilities on the Sport Ireland Campus.
The festival will include indoor and outdoor activations for thousands of visitors, filled with demonstrations, sports personality appearances, taster sessions, a skillzone, trophy zone, food village, music and much more!
Sport Ireland, the National Co-ordinating Body for European Week of Sport in Ireland hopes this year’s event will inspire even more people than previous years and has provided funding to multiple flagship events as well as local events run by Local Sports Partnerships and National Governing Bodies.
If you are a club or organisation running a sporting event during European Week of Sport, be sure to register it on the Sport Ireland website to encourage as many people to attend your event and #BeActive.
If you are posting on social media during this week be sure to tag Sport Ireland and #BeActive in your activity so together we can create a community of people enjoying being active.
For more information on what events Sport Ireland, Local Sports Partnerships, and Partner Organisations are running in your area and how to get involved visit – www.sportireland.ie/europeanweekofsport