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Sport has always played a major part in the lives of people from County Donegal with an average of 15% of the population volunteering through sports, 32% of the adult population who are members of a sports clubs and 17% of the population regularly attending live sports events.  Supporting the sporting fabric in the County has been the Donegal Sports Partnership who for the past ten years have coordinated and supported the development of sport and physical activity including prioritising actions around increasing participation in sport and physical activity, providing training and education programmes and promoting the raising of standards in best practice in sport. Its programmes have been delivered to a wide spectrum of audiences from the young to the not so young. 
 
Embarking on their strategic plan for the years 2011 – 2014 the Donegal Sports Partnership hope to sustain their efforts in increasing participation in sport among communities in the county and to continue to provide quality sports related training to sports clubs, volunteers, teachers, parents and students all across the county to promote the ‘sport for all’ message.  This plan is an essential tool in guiding them through these more challenging economic times.  Given the positive partnerships established over the last ten years and the standard of programmes being delivered they are confident that they can continue to build on the successes of the past and continue to support sport in Donegal. 
 
They are therefore offering Donegal’s sporting public an opportunity to be part of this planning process.  By either completing the online survey (available on the Donegal Sports Partnership website www.activedonegal.com) or by attending the consultation workshop you can influence the development of sport in this County.  
 
The workshops will be held in: 
•         Buncrana Youth & Community Development Centre (Monday 16th May) 
•         Station House Hotel, Letterkenny (Wednesday 18th May) 
•         Donegal Education Centre, Donegal Town (Monday 23rd May) 
•         Rosses Community School, Dungloe (Wednesday 25th May)  
 
These sessions (7:30 – 9:30pm) will be facilitated by Copius Consulting with support from the staff in Donegal Sports Partnership and are open to anyone interested in sport in County Donegal. 

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