The welcome reception at the Finn Valley Centre.Donegal Youth Council launched their Shake Up Sports initiative last Friday in the Finn Valley Centre in Stranorlar. Shake Up Sports is a major project that members of the Youth Council have been responsible for developing since the beginning of this year, with the first event welcoming 100 6th Class students from surrounding Finn Valley area Primary schools.Shake Up Sports gave each participant an opportunity to learn more about the importance of sport, with the emphasis on fun and activity rather than competition. The events, which they plan to roll out across the county in the coming months, have been developed by members of the Donegal Youth Council following consultation with young people, and they aim to offer young people the opportunity to sample alternative sports outside of those considered “mainstream”.Getting stuck into the athletics.Sports young people sampled on the day were Basketball, Futsal, Ultimate Frisbee, Tag Rugby, Martial Arts and Field Athletics.Trained adult coaches from Letterkenny Rugby Club, Killygordon Karate Club and Letterkenny Blaze basketball club worked with Youth Councillors on the day to deliver a fun and interactive event.Eamon Connaghan, from Convoy, is Mayor of the Youth Council and was really pleased with the event. “The feedback from the young participants on the day was really positive and you could see they were really excited about getting to try new sports”. The Donegal Youth Council is a group of 36 young people aged 12-18 years, who identify issues and promote projects to improve the lives of young people in Donegal. Donegal Youth Council is funded by Donegal County Council, HSE Health Promotion and the Department of Children & Youth Affairs and is co-ordinated at local level by the Donegal Youth Service.DONEGAL YOUTH COUNCIL ‘SHAKE IT UP’ IN STRANORLAR was last modified: June 17th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
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