European Week of Sport kicks off this weekend and runs through until September 29th.
Last year across Europe this gathering of events under the one umbrealla drew in 12.5 million participants across 48,500 registered events.
The Family Sportsfest at the Sport Ireland Campus over the weekend will be one of the Marquee events this year, a ticketed event for all ages with activities and stars from over 30 sports represented at the National Indoor Arena.
The Dublin Sportsfest is into its second year and will have a wide range of activities and special themed days covering schools, women, older adults, young people, sports clubs and more.
Here is a video look back on last year’s event
Take a look at today’s Daily Video for the series of videos created to celebrate this year’s series of events.
Thursday is National Fitness Day with a wide variety of activities taking place in sports centres and fitness clubs across the country.
Docklands Fitfest will offer everyone the chance to enjoy group fitness classes including Boogie Bounce, HIIT and Boxercise throughout the day at a special pop up fitness centre on Grand Canal Dock in front of the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre.
Sport for Business will be there through the day and we hope that many of our members with office facilities in the area will join us.
“Getting people physically active is incredibly important for the physical and mental wellbeing of the nation,” said Conn McCluskey, CEO of Ireland Active.
“Ireland Active members provide excellent facilities and support for people of all levels of fitness to get started and then to commit to a sustainable way of doing what they can for their own health.”
The Great Dublin Bike Ride will take place in Dublin on Sunday 29th, bringing the main activities of the week to a close but that will be one of just hundreds of events takeing place in every corner and every county of the country.
In addition to being involved with the Dublin SportsFest Sport for Business will also host two events during the week. Our Round table on Disability Sport at Croke Park Stadium on Wednesday 25th and our Partners Event based around sponsorship of sport away from the brightest lights and the biggest deals at the Sport Ireland Campus Conference Centre on Friday, September 27th.