Council’s get active drive


Derry City and Strabane District Council have launched an ambitious new initiative to reach out to sections of the community who wouldn’t traditionally take part in physical activity in a bid to get them ‘more active more often’.

Sport Northern Ireland’s ‘EveryBody Active 2020’ initiative will specifically target women and girls, people with disability, those living in areas of greatest social need, young people leaving education and those retiring from work to offer them a range of activities at a time and place that suits their schedule.

Over the next four years each of the 11 council areas in Northern Ireland will receive over £6million of National Lottery funding in support of the project which was officially launched locally this week at the Foyle Arena.

Coaches can go on site to schools, sports clubs and community groups to deliver six week blocked courses with the first running from November 1st until December 12th 2016.

More information on Council’s Leisure and Sport Services are available at