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May 26, 2022

This Girl Can…Create Change Inspiration Day

Inspiring girls to create positive change and become more physically active is at the heart of a new collaborative pilot programme, launched at Dromore Community Centre last week. Funded by Public Health Agency, and led by Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council, and the Southern Health and Social Care Trust, the This Girl Can…

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May 22, 2022

South Lake relishes new role as Ulster Boost Triathlon Hub

As part of their youth development programme, Triathlon Ireland hosts their first ‘Boost Triathlon Training’ session at South Lake Leisure Centre today, Sunday 22 May. South Lake Leisure Centre Manager, Paul Coleman said: “The centre is thrilled to be selected as the Ulster Boost Triathlon Hub, offering young local athletes the opportunity to meet and…

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May 20, 2022

Local Residents Raise Money for Angel Wishes and Guide Dogs NI Through Epic Walking Challenge

Around 100 local women, men and children recently complete demanding 150 mile walking challenge all in aid of charity. Lord Mayor Barr was delighted to present prizes to Walk ABC Challenge winners, Jodie O’Connor (her mother Bernie O’Connor), Diane Woods and Wendy Hilditch. Organised by Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council, the Walk ABC…

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May 15, 2022

Be part of the team: ABC Sports Forum Affiliation Now Open!

Join over 150 local sporting clubs and individuals who benefited from a range of tailored support, resources and guidance as an affiliated member of the ABC Sports Forum. Working in partnership with Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council, the ABC Sports Forum is a voluntary body that provides a voice for local sport and…

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March 28, 2022

New Chatty Benches: Talk of the Borough

Five brightly painted ‘Chatty Benches’ have been installed across the borough to help bring local people together, thanks to a partnership between Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council and the ABC Loneliness Network. Located in The Palace Demesne, Solitude Park, Lurgan Park, Edenvilla Park and Tannaghmore Gardens, the new Chatty Benches offer a spot for people to come together…

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March 25, 2022

ABC Council Award Over £20,000 to Local Athletes

ABC Council Award Over £20,000 to Local Athletes Twenty-eight local athletes receive funding totalling more than £20,000, thanks to Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council’s Sports Bursary Scheme. Ran in partnership with Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Sports Forum, the special presentation took place in Craigavon Civic and Conference Centre on Thursday 24 March. Now…

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March 21, 2022

New Running Programmes To Get You Moving

Spring into action and improve your health and wellbeing for 2023 on one of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council’s latest running programmes.   Taking up running can feel like a scary prospect – especially for beginners – but now you can get the support and guidance you need to train up to the…

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March 16, 2022

Get ready to ‘Play Wild’ at Oxford Island’s new, world exclusive play park!

A brand new, state-of-the-art, bespoke and truly unique play park has been created at Oxford Island – and it has to be seen to be believed. A world exclusive, this is not ‘just’ a play park. In fact, it sets the bar for future play parks, and is being used as a shining example for…

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February 18, 2022

The Best Views Come After the Hardest Climb

Aislinn Smyth was a getactiveabc member at the Orchard Leisure Centre for 3-4 years before the lockdown in March 2020, she regularly went swimming, to Pilates/Yoga classes and worked out in the gym. During lockdown her fitness regime took a unique turn, she started mountain climbing with her husband Harry. The busy Mum of five…

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January 10, 2022

Primary carers get leisure benefits with launch of new pilot membership scheme

Primary carers of an adult with a learning disability who use Southern Trust services are now able to avail of reduced rates at any of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council’s leisure facilities thanks to a new pilot membership scheme. The scheme, which is being facilitated by ABC Council and the Southern Health &…

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