Get Out Get Active
We are one of two new Council areas in Northern Ireland who are working in partnership with Live Active NI on the GOGA programme to roll out a range of fun, social and inclusive activities and events.
Get Out Get Active (GOGA) is an exciting UK wide programme that supports disabled and non-disabled people to enjoy being active together. It is made possible by founding funder Spirit of 2012 and additional investment from Sport England and the London Marathon Charitable Trust. All partners are focused on getting some of the UK’s least active people moving more through fun and inclusive activities.
GOGA goes far beyond increasing activity levels, it strengthens community spirit, increases confidence and improves mental health. The programme increases the demand for, and the accessibility of activities. It has been successful so far by tapping into people’s real-life motivations such as building friendships, maintaining health, having fun and progressing in life.
GOGA will support local people to be more active especially:
- Families (including inter-generational activity)
- Children and young people
- Older people
- People living with mental health problems, and
- People with disabilities or long-term health conditions.
Who can get involved:
Even if you have never taken part in activity before, we hope the programme will offer something for everyone. Our activities will be inclusive and a great place to meet new people as well as to take part with your friends or family. You will always be guaranteed a warm welcome.
We will be offering volunteering and training opportunities within communities across the Borough to help upskill local people and will also be working hard with various partners to support them to deliver more inclusive activities in your area.
If you have a desire to be more active (even if you have struggled to find something that interests you in the past) then we would love to hear from you.
To find out what activities are already happening please contact:
Niall Irwin, Active Recreation Officer
T: 07901 773 463
Find a list of our upcoming events on the Live Active NI website.