Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Sports Ability Seminar...CIT...Thurs 5th March 2015

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Sports Ability Seminar...CIT...Thurs 5th March 2015

The Cork Sports Partnership are organising a Sports Ability Seminar in CIT on Thursday 5th March 2015. From a road race point of view, one of the presentations to note is that on Jerry Forde! :o)

Jerry has completed more than 300 marathons at this stage and quite possibly has done more marathons as a wheelchair athlete than anyone else in the world.

On a more local level, Jerry is the only wheelchair athlete taking part in any of the races around Cork and Munster. From time to time, you might notice someone else but in general, it's Jerry is on his own. I can't help wondering if there are others out there who might be introduced to the sport and benefit from it? Maybe it's just a case that the idea has to spread around and something like this seminar might help. Details below...

SportsAbility Seminar Details...Cork SportsAbility Forum enables, encourages and supports the development and delivery of sports, physical activity & physical education for people with disabilities in Cork. This event is open to the public and is suitable for people with disabilities, coaches, parents, athletes, teachers and students.

Date: Thursday 5th March 2015. Start: 19:30pm. Venue: IT1, Library Building, Bishopstown Campus, Cork Institute of Technology
Schedule: 19:00 Registration
19:30 Introduction
19:35 Role of Sports Inclusion Disability Officer (SIDO) Padraig Healy, Cork Sports Partnership
19:45 SportsAbility Forum Ambassador Paralympic medalists Orla Barry
19:55 Dr. Susan Crawford (Autism & Sport) Lecturer UCC in Physical Education & Sports Studies
20:25 Maria Gleeson (ASD Services) Regional ASD Team
20:35 Donnacha McCarthy & Nick Harrison. Irish International Blind Footballer & FAI Football For All Development Officer
20:50 Life & Achievements of Wheelchair Athlete Jerry Forde. Presented by Shane Simcox

More info on the Cork Sports Partnership website

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