Congratulations to Roundwood Men’s Shed members, Val (back row waving!) and Robbie (front row -first on the left) who represented Co Wicklow recently in the All-Ireland – Go for life games in DCU. The competition included twenty-four teams of older people donning their county colours, participating in a day of fun and sport.
The Go for Life Games brings together almost 300 older people from all over Ireland to compete, to be active and most importantly to have fun meeting and competing against their peers from every other county. What began as a small pilot event with 7 counties taking part in 2012 is now a year round phenomenon with groups of older adults training and practicing in order to compete in the finals in DCU.
Go for Life is the National Sport and Physical Activity Programme for Older People, run by Age & Opportunity and funded by Sport Ireland. The Go for Life programme and the National Games event demonstrate that sport is for everyone no matter what age or ability.
All the teams come together from Active Retirement groups, social clubs, Men’s Sheds, sports clubs, ICA’s, Go for Life groups and other community groups, are supported year round by their Local Sports Partnerships.
To find out more about the Go for Life initiative in your county, contact Age & Opportunity on (01) 805 7738 or visit ageandopportunity.ie
Well done to Val & Robbie! You did Roundwood & Wicklow proud