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Go For Life


Go For Life

‘Go for Life Games’ is a national day of sport organised by Age & Opportunity in partnership with Local Sports Partnerships and the HSE.

Contact your local sports officer

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Teams of older adults from all over the country come together for one day in June to take part in a festival of physical activity and a celebration of sport. 

The Go for Life Games consists of 3 sports that can be played in singles, pairs & teams –

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

The emphasis of the Games is on participation and fun. They are played in a non-competitive way (as much as possible!) with participants encouraged to umpire their own game. DCSWP Sport Officers deliver lead up programmes in the weeks and months leading up to the national games. To find out what’s happening in your area, please contact your Local Sports Officer.

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