Area Manager | Active Sport Dublin
Hi, I’m Eoin and I’m the Area Manager for Active Sport in the Dublin / Wicklow region.
Playing sports has always been an integral part of my life. Coaching sports to children has developed into a passion. Through countless hours spent mentoring GAA and Soccer teams, I have witnessed the incredible growth and development of young athletes, both in their skills and mindset. It is this passion that has driven me to join forces with the Active Sports Group. Together, we aim to develop the skills and confidence of primary school children, empowering them to embrace the transformative power of sports and lead active, healthy lifestyles.
Dublin City University researchers recently studied over 2,000 primary school children in Ireland, revealing alarming results: 1 in 4 struggle with running, 1 in 2 struggle with kicking a ball, and only 1 in 5 can properly throw a ball. The study also found that fundamental movement skills development, including running, jumping, catching, and kicking, peaks and stagnates by age ten. This milestone holds significance, as its achievement greatly influences children's long-term engagement in sports and physical activity. Failing to reach this milestone can lead to a reluctance among young individuals to participate in sports, especially during their teenage years.
Active Sport offers programs that support the exceptional work of schools & local sports clubs to aid children's development both physically and emotionally. We create a fun, healthy and inclusive environment which promotes well being by increasing physical activity levels and building confidence through learning new skills.
I believe the greatest gift we can give children today is a Growth Mindset. We emphasise to children their abilities can improve with practice and dedication. We celebrate effort, boosting self-esteem and encouraging them to take on new challenges with a positive attitude.
We deliver our programs making sure that every child not only enjoys our sessions but leaves with a smile on their face.