Live Active NI, the new community interest company of Disability Sport NI this week launched their element of the wider Belfast City Council Every Body Active 2020 initiative funded through Sport NI. The Lord Mayor of Belfast, Alderman Brian Kingston joined representatives from Live Active NI, Disability Sport NI, Sport NI and Belfast City Council at City Hall earlier this week to celebrate the programmes that David Purdy and Pablo Córdoba Huertos, Active Recreation Officers for Live Active NI will deliver across Belfast. Participants from local schools and day centres demonstrated dance routines, before teaching The Lord Mayor how to play Boccia, a Paralympic game designed to suit people with a wide range of physical disabilities.
The Lord Mayor commented, ‘Belfast City Council is delighted that Live Active NI is a key delivery partner for our Every Body Active 2020 Programme. The programmes delivered by Live Active NI will help us achieve our over-arching aim to increase and support the number of people adopting and sustaining a sporting and active lifestyle. It was a real pleasure meet some of the participants already engaging in the Live Active NI programme.’
Live Active NI Manager, Vicki Kennedy felt encouraged by the positive response they have had to date stating that, ‘At Live Active NI we believe that regular participation in active recreation is key to improving health and wellbeing and it is great to see so many schools, day centres and care homes across Belfast engaging with this programme.’
For further information on Live Active NI please visit www.liveactiveni.co.uk or call 028 9073 6329.
For further information please contact:
Communications and Engagement Officer
Disability Sport NI
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