first_imgThe role that sport and physical activity can play in promoting mental health will be highlighted at a forthcoming Sport Aiding Mental Health National Conference to be held in Jacksons Hotel, Ballybofey on Friday next 31st May.Among the presentation on the day will be the launch of a charter to support sport clubs in promoting positive mental wellbeing and to create a club environment that focuses on encouraging effort and learning and inspiring young people to be the best that they can be in sport and in life.This resource which has been designed and developed by Donegal Sports Partnership encourages clubs in understanding the importance of effort rather than the win at all costs attitude, it will also give some important advice around inclusion, support, communication and enjoyment in sport. Myles Sweeney, Coordinator of Donegal Sports Partnership stated that taking part i sport is not all about winning.“Sport is a powerful resource in all communities and can contribute hugely to creating a positive environment for everyone to enjoy, however at times the win at all costs and poor sportsmanship can take away from young people and adults enjoying sports applying unrealistic challenges and pressures.“We hope that the Charter for Promoting Positive Mental Wellbeing will support sports leaders, parents, coaches, volunteers and athletes and help create a culture of positivity within their sporting community which will encourage and inspire young people into the future”Mayor of Donegal Frank Mc Brearty said he was fully supportive of the Charter and encouraged sports clubs to come along to the Sport Aiding Mental Health Conference in Ballybofey. He said that Sports Leaders play an important role in supporting the development of our young people and sometimes they underestimate the influence that they have when working with young people in a sporting context.Danny Ryan former Irish boxing champion who will officially launch the Charter for Promoting Positive Mental Wellbeing through Sport said he was delighted to be associated with the new club resource; he encouraged all clubs to promote the key messages of the charter in order eliminate the negative issues which can occur in sport for young people.Further information on the Charter for Promoting Positive Wellbeing through Sport are available through Donegal Sports Partnership – 074 9116078 / 9116079 or email [email protected] DANNY RYAN TO LAUNCH DONEGAL SPORTS CHARTER was last modified: May 28th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Danny RyanDonegal Sports Charterlast_img read more

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 HOLLY WILLARD Royal Willard looks to be the next in a string of successful runners for the Highlanders of Simi Valley, who are ranked No. 3 in Southern Section Div. I. She posted a win in her first high-school competition, finishing first in the freshman girls’ race at the Seaside Invitational on Friday in Ventura. Willard completed the three-mile course in 19:26, finishing seven seconds ahead of the second-place runner. MATT WABBY Senior, Crespi His second-half passing broke open a 6-6 halftime tie with host Palmdale. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound two-year starter completed four of his first seven third-quarter passes for 155 yards and two touchdowns to spark Crespi to a 28-6 nonleague victory. Wabby finished 6 of 15 for 219 yards and three scores – to Josh Morgan (30 yards) and D.J. Holt (57 and 27 yards). SHANNON MURAKAMI Junior, Saugus Murakami, ranked No. 2 in the state in Div. I, won the junior girls’ race at the Seaside Invitational on Friday in Ventura. Her time of 17:18 on the three-mile course was the best girls’ time and sixth on the meet’s all-time list. Quartz Hill’s Brieanna Morris finished second in 17:47. It was a measure of revenge for Murakami, who by her own admission lost to Morris “when it really mattered,” in last year’s Southern Section Div. I final. UP AND COMER center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more