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If they can do it, you can too! 200 young people urge others to get running

Around 200 primary school children pulled on their trainers and ran 2km today (Friday, October 20) to persuade young people of all ages to get active.

Pupils from Scoil Iosa National School, Culleens National School and Rehins National School enjoyed getting out in the fresh air at the track and Greenway Park in Ballina, County Mayo.

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All Blacks rugby star will visit Belfast to launch ACN’s international curriculum

A Belfast-based charity is preparing to welcome All Blacks rugby legend Sean Fitzpatrick and Ireland and Ulster star Tommy Bowe to the launch of its ambitious new international programme.

On Friday, October 27 Active Communities Network (ACN) will be inviting sports leaders from across Ireland to its headquarters in Girdwood Avenue to meet the rugby stars and learn how work being carried out in Ireland is being replicated in different conflict areas around the world.

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Former Tottenham assistant all set to see his club Roca Juniors merge with Bethwin FC

A 24-year-old who grew up on Southwark’s Aylesbury Estate and later became an assistant at Tottenham Hotspur FC is getting his own taste of football management as his community team prepares to merge with another successful club.

Ibrahim Kanu set up Roca Juniors, currently based at Walworth Academy in Southwark, in 2016 with the support of Active Communities Network, a sport for development charity which works with young people in some of the UK’s most deprived communities.

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