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Vision & Mission Statement.
The vision of Co. Galway LSP is ‘sport and physical activity – part of every day life in Co. Galway.
Our mission statement clearly outlines our purpose which is ‘ to increase cross community participation in sport and recreation in County Galway through a co-ordinated, integrated and sustained development programme, delivered in partnership with local agencies and sporting bodies’
Membership of Co. Galway LSP.
(Diagram of Co. Galway LSP membership - to be posted)
The partnership receives both strategic and policy direction from the Irish Sports Council and the day to day running of the partnership is designated to a Sports Co-ordinator aided by an Office Administrator. County Galway LSP is a sub-committee of the County Development Board and is facilitated by the Community, Enterprise and Economic Development Unit of Galway Co. Co.
As with LSP’s countrywide, the work of County Galway LSP will be guided by it’s three year Strategic Plan 2008 to 2011 and the year on year Operational Plan
The Strategic Plan reflects the results of a number of public consultations conducted throughout 2007. These included consultations with sports clubs/organisations in the county, six public consultations held in each of the electoral areas of the county, a comprehensive written survey of all primary and second level schools in County Galway, and the considered imputs of the members of the Board of Co. Galway LSP. These consultations were the platform where interested groups/individuals took the opportunity to inform the contents of the strategic plan, in so far as their particular requirements were concerned. The strategies are developed into actions and are outlined in detail in the Operational Plan. At this stage Co. Galway LSP wish to acknowledge the excellent guidance and support we received from the Irish Sports Council and our consultants, Morgan Buckley and Elaine Fitzgerald of Atlantic Sports Management and Training, in the final preparation of both documents.
Achieving It’s Purpose.
In order to achieve it’s purpose, Co. Galway LSP, will concentrate on a two pronged approach. One will be the delivery of the core programmes of the Irish Sports Council. These are;
- Buntús - play programmes for pre-school and primary school students. In this instance teachers are trained to provide the programmes to the children and each primary school is provided with a Buntús kit to be used by the teachers and children.
- Women In Sport – an initiative to increase participation in sport and recreation amongst women and girls throughout the county.
- Code of Ethics course – a necessary course for any person/club/organisation dealing with children in sport.
- Go for Life – an activity programme aimed at elderly/retired people in the county.
- Volunteer training – training for club officers, first aid training.
- Active Leadership courses.
Secondly, the Partnership will deliver area specific programmes. A number of these have already been identified from the public consultation process, and will include a strategy for the off-shore islands, targeting areas of special needs – Clár and RAPID areas in particular, the use of the sea as a sporting venue and the promotion of minority sports throughout the county. Co. Galway LSP will work closely with all national governing bodies of sports in the county to promote and deliver physical activity to as many citizens as is possible.