Respond residents and friends participate in Go for Life Games in June

Teresa Kennedy face of victory

Teresa Kennedy – face of victory

The Go for Life Games were held in DCU on Saturday 11th June. The overall aim of Go for Life is to get older people more active, more often.

Lucy playing SkittlesThe aim of the Go for Life Games is to involve older people in recreational sport. The games are run with the support of Local Sports Partnerships and the HSE.

Respond had a team of 16 residents and friends travel from Waterford . The  Games were once again a great success with all participants from around Ireland enjoying the day immensely . It didn’t matter who won or lost it was  about meeting new people who will hopefully become new friends and we can’t wait to return next year.

All Sorts team and Monaghanv2Sports played in the Go for Life Games

The Go for Life Games adapted by Go for Life involve three sports that can be played in Singles, Pairs and Teams.

  • Lobbers- adaption of Petanque and Boules
  • Flisk- adaption of Frisbee and Horseshoe Pitching
  •  Scidil-adaption of Ten-Pin Bowling and Skittles

Rules are easy:

  • The emphasis of the Games is on participation and fun
  • Played in a non-competitive way as much as  possible
  • Participants encouraged to umpire their own game
Me, team and Valerie from GFLV2

Respond Eleanor Gaffney and team with Valerie from Go For Life

Posted June: by Eleanor Gaffney