President Michael D.Higgins hosts reception for representatives of Active Communities Network

Following Active Communities Network (ACN) recent success in receiving the Laureus Sport for Good award for their work in using sport to overcome violence, discrimination or disadvantage across the UK, Ireland and South Africa the organisation met with President Higgins to showcase their work and talk with officials around the ACN programmes in Belfast.

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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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