The second annual Watersports Inclusion Games, organised by Irish Sailing, won Project of the Year at the National Inclusion Awards last night hosted by CARA and Sport Ireland.
The National Inclusion Awards highlight the excellent work of people and organisations who enhance participation opportunities for people with disabilities in Sport and Physical Activity.
A delighted Johanne Murphy, Irish Sailing Watersports Inclusion Games Officer commented: “this is a tremendous achievement and is down to the amazing committee and awesome volunteer team that we had at the event, and of course our wonderful participants”.
Three watersports national governing bodies (Canoeing Ireland, Rowing Ireland and Irish Sailing) and partner organisations came together to put on the Games, which are now an annual event attracting people from all abilities on the physical, sensory, intellectual and learning difficulty spectrums. The two-day event aims to show both participants and their families, as well as people who organise watersport events, that everyone can get out onto the water.
Next year’s Watersports Inclusion Games will be held in Cork, so watch out for more details on the Irish Sailing website. Watch the Watersports Inclusion Games on the Irish Sailing YouTube channel here
Irish Sailing was also awarded the Irish Water Safety Award for Community and Social Responsibility yesterday in recognition of the support given to Irish Water Safety Community Work.