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April 12, 2021

Walk ABC Challenge Ends On A High

The Walk ABC Challenge, encouraging residents to walk, jog, run or push a pram virtually around the borough and raise vital funds for the Lord Mayor’s charity Macmillan Cancer Support, just finished last weekend! It all started on Mon 1 Feb, when participants were encouraged to walk, jog, run or push a pram virtually around…

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April 09, 2021

Council offers free sanitary products in bid to end period poverty

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council will provide free sanitary products in leisure centres across the borough in a bid to end period poverty. The aim of the scheme is to support women and girls who may not be able to afford products such as sanitary towels and tampons by making these products free…

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April 01, 2021

Car Parking

With our beautiful parks attracting higher volumes of visitors due to brighter evenings and better weather, we are advising all visitors to remember to park responsibly in designated car parking areas ONLY at all facilities. Parking on the layby outside facilities is not advised, and presents real dangers for road users and pedestrians. Please note:…

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March 24, 2021

ConGRADulations to our Couch to 5K Graduates!

An amazing 200 residents from right across the borough persevered through the cold, wet weather and some sore feet to graduate with flying colours from ABC Council’s first virtual Couch to 5K programme this month. During the eight-week programme, participants aged from 16 to 77 years old laced up their trainers three times per week…

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March 23, 2021

Could you be a Sports Leader within your community?

Are you passionate about walking, cycling or running and keen to share this with others? Would you like to take part in free training that will provide you with qualifications to deliver sport and physical activity experiences to your local community? If so, then sign up to the brand new Sports Leader programme! This programme…

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March 12, 2021

Keeping Sport In The Family – Nicola, Niamh & Shenna McKiverigan: Happy Mother’s Day

In the lead up to Mother’s Day on Sunday 14th March, getactiveabc is profiling three local and talented female sports mums and their daughters. Our third sporting family combo is Nicola McKiverigan and her daughters Niamh and Shenna. Mum is an award-winning cycling coach in her own right as well as being coach to Ulster…

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March 10, 2021

Keeping Sport In The Family – Susan & Holly Mulholland: Happy Mother’s Day

In the lead up to Mother’s Day on Sunday 14th March, getactiveabc is interviewing three local and talented female sports mums and their daughters. Our second mum and daughter sporting combo is Susan Mulholland and her daughter Holly. Mum is coach to Holly, a former pupil of Lismore Comprehensive and NI hurdles champion. Susan and…

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March 08, 2021

Keeping Sport In The Family – Brenda & Angela Loughran: Happy Mother’s Day

In the lead up to Mother’s Day on Sunday 14th March, getactiveabc is interviewing three local female sporting talents and their daughters, the latter following in mum’s footsteps and emulating her sporting success. Our first mum and daughter sporting combo is Brenda Loughran and her daughter Angela, both players in local  football club Clan Na…

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February 28, 2021

The ‘Power’ of Lurgan Park is in your hands!

We all know that being physically active is one of the most important steps people can take to improve their health and wellbeing – but did you know that strength and balance both need to be part of this activity to allow us to carry out everyday tasks? If you are wondering how to include…

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February 23, 2021

Virtual awards event honours borough’s finest junior sports stars

U105’s Denise Watson has virtually announced the deserving winners of this year’s Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Junior Sports Awards. The virtual awards saw videos premiering each day on the council’s Facebook page announcing a total of 34 shortlisted nominees and winners in each of the 10 award categories. The wealth of talent being honoured demonstrated…

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