Go for Life is the national programme for sport and physical activity for older people in Ireland. It is run by over 1,200 volunteers called PALs. A PAL is a Physical Activity Leader who is already part of a group or club and is willing to lead activities. PALs lead their local group in things like short exercise routines, fun games, simple dances and sports like pitch and toss. Groups may be an Active Retirement group, a sports club, an ICA group or some social group that meets regularly.
There is an annual Go For Life Grant Scheme for community groups to allow them to develop activities.
There is also an annual Go For Life Games which take place at a local/ county level with groups then going on to represent their area at the national finals held in Dublin City University
For more detailed information on the PALs training, the grant scheme and the Games see www.ageandopportunity.ie