The Westmeath Recreation & Sports Forum will seek to promote recreation and sport in the county through its oversight role of Westmeath Sports Partnership.
Westmeath Recreation & Sports Forum will also guide and monitor the work of Westmeath Sports Partnership. The Forum will have a key role in establishing key goals and objectives including the development of the WSP annual work plan for submission and agreement of Sport Ireland.
Westmeath Recreation & Sports Forum will bring together a range of agencies and interests involved in recreation and sport in the county through a partnership approach with the objective of increasing access to and participation in recreation and sport in Westmeath.
The membership of Westmeath Recreation & Sports Forum comprises of representatives from statutory, community and voluntary and sporting organisations in County Westmeath.
Chair: Paul Coburn (TÚS)
Clodagh Armitage (HSE)
Cllr Liam McDaniel (WCC)
Cllr Aoife Davitt (WCC)
Pat Murtagh (WCC)
Annette Barr Jordan (WCC)
Liam Cunningham (Athlone Regional Sports Centre)
Michael Lane (Sports Clubs)
Mark Ahern (Disability Working Group)
Maria Fox (LWETB)
Vincent Bagnall (PPN)
Sgt Ambrose Duggan (Gardai)
*A representative from Age Friendly will be appointed shortly.
The Governance Code for Sport (“the Code”) builds on the work of the Code of Practice for Good Governance of Community, Voluntary and Charitable (CVC) Organisations in Ireland, as taken over by Sport Ireland in June 2019.
The Government’s National Sports Policy, published in July 2018, tasks Sport Ireland with overseeing a process whereby all National Governing Bodies (NGBs) and Local Sports Partnerships (LSPs) adopt the Code by the end of 2021. In taking over the Code, Sport Ireland can ensure that this objective is delivered and that all funded organisations have appropriate governance structures in place.
Westmeath Sports Partnership fully adheres to the Code and below you will find some documents relating to our compliance or stated exemptions within the code.