Dublin City Council has this week launched the new Dublin City Sport & Well-being Partnership.

This partnership is being established to take a more strategic and consolidated approach on how sport and physical activity are delivered across the city. The board, which includes Leinster CEO, Michael Dawson, also consists of representatives from Dublin City Council, National Governing Bodies of Sport and other sectoral interests and will play a key role in the development and delivery of specific aims and outcomes.

This new structure will replace the Dublin City Sports Network (DCSN) and the Sport Sub Committee of the Arts, Culture, Recreation & Community Strategic Policy Committee (SPC) and the new Partnership will report directly to the SPC.

Speaking at the launch, an tArdmhéara Críona Ní Dhálaigh said, “Dublin City Council currently supports, manages and delivers a wide range of sport and recreational programmes and services across city and I am delighted to launch this new partnership which will build on the very positive work and will place a much greater emphasis on health and well-being. Mar a deirtear, ‘Ní neart go cur le chéile’ agus leis an togra nua seo is cinnte go gcuirfear saol sona sásúil sláintiúil go mór chun cinn sa chathair.”

Chairperson of the Board, and former Leinster and Ireland Women’s captain, Fiona Coghlan said, “The purpose of this initiative is threefold: To improve the quality of life of people living and working in Dublin, to provide opportunities for people living in, working in and visiting Dublin City to partake in sports and physical activities through facilities, infrastructure, services, programmes and events and to have Dublin City recognised as a leader in sports and well-being both nationally and internationally. It is my hope that the Partnership will give us the opportunity to develop and implement a strong coherent strategy for sport and well-being in the city.”

For information on the composition of the board and some further information on the work being carried about by the Sports & Recreation Development team, please click here.