A PAL is a Physical Activity Leader who is already part of a group or club and is willing to lead activities. PALs lead their local group in things like short exercise routines, fun games, simple dances and sports like pitch and toss. Groups may be an Active Retirement group, a sports club, an ICA group or some social group that meets regularly
PALs training is aimed at equipping an individual to lead activities such as short exercise routines, fun games, simple dances, and sports in active retirement or community groups, local sports clubs, or community centres.
Anyone training to become a PAL will need to attend nine different workshops (five hours each) and engage in both practical and theory work to ensure they receive all the knowledge and skills to lead their local group in physical activity.
This initiative is free to participants and is delivered in partnership with Local Sports Partnerships or the HSE.
The PALs Training Workshops are:
- Basic Principles
- Sit Fit
- Better Balance
- Going Strong
- Rolling and Bowling
- Pitching and Tossing
- Stepping and Strolling
- PALs Skills
- Whirling and Twirling
To find out where and when the next workshop is, contact Westmeath Sports Partnership on 044-9390208 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also find more information on PALS on the Age & Opportunity website here