Bressie - Find a sport you love: Community Games
With Athlone Castle as the setting, the HSE Community Games launched their 2014 Festival with the help of former participant and fitness ambassador Bressie (Niall Breslin) this morning. Gerard Davenport, president of Community Games, presented Bressie with a Community Games gold medal to reward him for all he has done over the years in encouraging people to be more active in their daily lives and also for helping to put the spotlight on mental health.
"When I took part in the Community Games I loved the feeling of representing my town and area and it always gave me such motivation to do well. I was a competitive young fella!" said Niall.
He also gave some great tips to the young participants on how best to keep active.
"Find a sport you love. There are so many sports and just because your friends may love rugby or soccer you don't have to play it. Life is too short to do something you don't enjoy and when there is so much choice there is no reason to not give everything a shot."
With such focus on finding the right balance in life, Niall spoke about the link between physical activity, eating well and feeling good about yourself. Find out more