Mayor of Fingal Cllr Eoghan O’Brien kicked off the series by encouraging young people to keep active and demonstrating his own ‘keepy-uppy’ football skills, in a video accessible at https://bit.ly/3bWhKFk – followed by a Twitter challenge to all Fingal Councillors.
The Mayor tweeted: “Hey @FingalSports let's make this interesting! How many @Fingalcoco Cllrs can we get to post their sports skills challenge? I'll donate €10 to a local charity for every skills vid uploaded by a Cllr. A tenner forfeit for anyone who ducks out maybe?”
The Fingal Sports Stars videos to be released over the coming weeks will include information on the athlete and their road to success, their background and advice. The videos finish with a fun skills challenge for viewers to try at home.
During the Covid-19 situation Fingal County Council Sports Office continue to encourage people to stay at home and stay active.It has produced a number of ‘Fingal Digifit’ home exercise and sporting skills videos along with other activity sheets to keep children occupied. These can be found on the Healthy Fingal Learning Portal at https://learning.fingal.ie/ (cannot be accessed through this site)