Is your Sports Club, School or Community Group planning an outdoor event in 2019?

The significant increase in outdoor sporting events across the county has prompted the Donegal Sports Event Management Working Group to scheduled workshops in Termon, Stranorlar and Buncrana in March to assist event organisers adopt a safety-first approach. 

 

A practical guide has been prepared for clubs, groups, schools and individuals by the Donegal Sports Event Management Working Group and Donegal Sports Partnership Coordinator, Myles Sweeney, says the publication is designed as a practical aid for event organisers.

 

“In recent years there has been a major rise in the amount of community groups, clubs and sporting organisations setting up events. These events now require a more formal planning process than in the past. The workshops will cover areas such as planning, health and safety, insurance, safeguarding, communications, volunteers and facilities.

 

“Safe planning and proper planning are key to all events and that is the message the working group are stressing. The guide is aimed at assisting event organisers with practical and safe planning of sports events which take place on the public roads and in public spaces, including open water and hills.” he adds.

 

“We are appealing to all event organisers locally to book a place on one of the workshops. Ultimately, the workshops are aimed at making the events safer and more enjoyable for the participants, the organisers and the local community in which they are being held. It’s important that event organisers work with and communicate with local statutory agencies such as An Garda Síochána and emergency services.”

 

HOW TO BOOK: Registration from 7.15 p.m. Refreshments available on arrival. COST: €5:00 (excludes Eventbrite Fee) 

Booking is via Eventbrite at Donegal Sports Partnership, copy the attached links to your browser for further details: 

STRANORLAR: Wednesday 6th March in the Finn Valley Leisure Centre – https://tinyurl.com/y4plq54c

 

TERMON: Thursday 7th March in An Craoibhín Centre, Termon – https://tinyurl.com/yykgvjnj

 

INISHOWEN: Wednesday 13th March in Buncrana Youth & Community Centre – https://tinyurl.com/y5a6usb7

The Donegal Sports Management Working Group’s 24-page booklet was prepared with input and expertise from the following: Myles Sweeney, Coordinator, Donegal Sports Partnership; Brian O’Donnell, Donegal Road Safety Working Group; John McGroary, Fergus McGroary and Paul McGee, An Garda Síochána; Sean McCrudden, Gartan Outdoor Education and Training Centre; Brendan McDaid, Donegal Athletics Board and Charles Kennedy, Irish Water Safety.