Young People

Roscommon Sports Partnership delivers a wide range of opportunities for young people, through the provision of information, programme implementation and education. These programmes, events and initiatives are developed in conjunction with local and national sporting bodies and organisations. Schools play a vital role in the development and participation of children in physical activity.

According to the National Physical Activity Guidelines, children from 2-18yrs should be active for at least 60 minutes every day. While children may be active, they may not reach the levels of activity needed to see the benefits, such as healthy heart fitness, weight status and blood pressure levels. Another benefit of physical activity to children is that emotional, social and cognitive development can be brought upon by physical activity.

According to the National Sports Policy 2018-2027, three sports are considered a priority for participation due to the high level of benefits they have and the sustainability across a person’s lifetime. These are cycling, swimming and running. Schools can facilitate participation by devoting time and effort to a meaningful PE schedule and also by engaging in initiatives offered by RSP.

Roscommon Sports Partnership works with many different partners across multiple settings to ensure that all young people can have the opportunity to engage in physical activity and improve their overall health.

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