01 April 2010

Fitzgerald Welcomes Affordable Fitness in Clondalkin

Local Fine Gael Senator Frances Fitzgerald has welcomed the introduction of a new fitness initiative that aims to provide affordable facilities and services to those unemployed locally.



“The South Dublin County Sports Initiative is offering special discount deals for local sports and fitness facilities to those affected by the recession,” explained Senator Fitzgerald.



“The programme called Link 2 B Active offers special deals in local gyms, astro parks and arenas as well in Corkagh Park Fishery,” said Senator Fitzgerald on her recent visit to Corkagh Park where the newly opened pet farm is proving a real hit.



“I’m a mum of three boys and sport plays a huge role in their lives so I am delighted that the Council are making sports and fitness more affordable to people who have lost their jobs. Sport is healthy not just in terms of fitness but also offers great mental stimulation. Surging levels of youth unemployment has had a huge affect here locally in both Clondalkin and Lucan and I think that offering initiatives like this are a positive step,” continued Frances Fitzgerald.



“Unfortunately, the current Fianna Fail/Green government has not yet produced any real jobs plan. That is what the country really needs. Richard Bruton was out in Lucan recently explaining the Fine Gael jobs plan New Era and I am glad that locals got the opportunity to hear that there is a real alternative way of dealing with the current crisis,” concluded Senator Frances Fitzgerald.



If you are interested in availing of this service call 414 9000 for more information or log on to www.sdcps.ie.