Getting Limerick Active
Getting Limerick Active

Inclusion

We have a part-time Sports Inclusion Disability Officer (SIDO) in Limerick Sports Partnership. The SIDO’s role is to ensure that individuals with disabilities and additional needs have access to physical activity programs. These programs are developed through partnerships with disability organisations, community groups, schools, residential services and individuals with disabilities.

Some of the main responsibilities of the SIDO’s position are:

  • Promoting the many benefits of participation in physical activity for people with a disability.
  • Establishing a disability sport forum, encouraging co-operation and collaboration with service providers, sports clubs and organisations, voluntary organisation and other key stakeholders.
  • Assessing levels of programme and service provision by relevant agencies targeted at encouraging increased participation in sport by people with a disability.
  • Facilitation and development of training and education programmes for coaches and teachers in the County.
  • Organising events, taster sessions etc. including follow-up links to clubs and groups.
  • Linking with volunteer networks to assist people with a disability to become active.

If you would like to know more about supports available please do not hesitate to contact SIDO Elaine at eshea@limericksports.ie.

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