Friday, September 24th saw the launch of the Dublin City ‘Sportsfest 2021’ all taking place during the European Week of Sport. People of all ages from all parts of Dublin City took part in a range of different sports at various venues. Cricket Leinster’s partnership with Dublin City Council continues to grow from strength to strength with the council supporting many new initiatives currently being offered to schools and Youth & Adult groups along with the provision of a variety of cricket activities during the year.
First up was the multi-sports camp that took place at the Alfie Byrne sports pitches where there were over 200 participants who got a chance to try a range of different sports with cricket being one of them. What made the day even more special was a surprise guest who was Irish Olympic gold medallist Kellie Harrington making an appearance on the day.
Next up was the ‘Sportsfest Cricket Blitz’ held on September 28th. This saw 100 children from local schools take part in cricketing activities throughout the day. Sports Officer for the area, John Sweeney, had this to say “Sportsfest has been a great initiative to get people of all ages and backgrounds involved and experience a wide variety of sports. It’s been fantastic to see cricket grow over the last number of years and has been brilliant to see it now being played in a lot of the local schools.”
Our final involvement in this years Sportsfest activities was at the Ellenfield Park multi-sports camp on September 30th with over 200 participants all from the Whitehall area. Many cricket programmes are delivered in partnership with the sports officers who are currently employed throughout the city supporting sporting participation activities.
Well done to all participants and coaches who took part during the week – an exciting and enjoyable week for everyone involved. We, at Cricket Leinster look forward to the great initiatives that are being developed by the Dublin City Sports and Wellbeing partnership.
Cricket Leinster would like to thank Dublin City Council for their continued support of programmes.