The second annual Family SportFest will take place at the Sport Ireland National Sports Campus on Sunday, 30th September.
The Family SportFest will take place during #BeActive European Week of Sport and aims to introduce people to the wide variety of sports that are available to people in Ireland.
The event provides opportunities for both adults and children of all ages and abilities to trial the world-class facilities at the Campus and sample up to 30 different sports that will be showcased throughout the day, alongside well-known faces from Irish sport.
Last year’s inaugural event was a significant success with over 2,500 adults and children of all ages and abilities attending.
Along with getting the chance to trial sports, children and adults will get the opportunity to meet Irish sporting heroes from the many different sports which call the Sport Ireland National Sports Campus home.
There will also be a question and answer session with top athletes and coaches, a trophy zone with some of Ireland’s most famous silverware and a skill zone where parents and children alike can test their skills in a fun and non-competitive environment.
“Following the phenomenal success of the inaugural Family SportFest, we’re delighted that the Family SportFest will be returning to the Sport Ireland National Sports Campus for a second year,” said Chief Operating Officer at the Campus, Michael Murray.
“Family SportFest will give people a taste of the world-class facilities available at the Campus, and takes place during the European Week of Sport. We’re looking forward to welcoming families to the home of Irish sport.”
“Sport plays a massive role in Irish society,” added former Dublin Footballer Alan Brogan speaking at the launch.
“I’m very lucky to have played football for Dublin and played a game that I’m hugely passionate about.”
“Sport has the unique ability to bring people of all ages and abilities together. The facilities at the Sport Ireland National Sports Campus would inspire anyone to get involved in sport, so I would encourage as many people as possible to come down to Family SportFest to enjoy the facilities and sample some sports they may have never tried before.”
Orla Comerford, fresh from her success at the European Para Athletics Championships in Berlin was also their for the launch.
“Sport is unique, it unites people, bringing people, teams, communities and countries together,” she said.
“I’m privileged to have been able to represent my country on the sports track. Family SportFest at the Sport Ireland National Sports Campus is a unique chance for people of all ages and abilities to sample a wide selection of different sports under one roof.”
Family SportFest will take place at the Sport Ireland National Sports Campus on Sunday, 30th September from 11am to 4pm.
The event is open to the public of all ages and abilities. Tickets are priced at €10 for a family ticket (two adults and up to three children), €5 per adult and €3 per child.