Governing Bodies of Sports for Northern Ireland
In Northern Ireland there are almost ninety Governing Bodies of
Sport recognised by the Sports Council. These bodies organise coaching,
competition, refereeing and many other services for their members.
Seventy-three Governing Bodies currently receive an annual grant
from the Sports Council for Northern Ireland to assist with the
development of their sport. These grants vary in size from £1,000
to £50,000 and total approximately £470,000. Each grant is divided
into smaller sums designed to help in particular areas of the Governing
Body's work. For example, around twenty-five of them employ administrative
assistants or Coach/ Development Officers and the Sports Council's
grant often contributes to the salaries of these people.
Twelve Technical Officers within the Sports Council have liaison
duties with specific groups of sports. These Officers often have
regular meetings with the Governing Body and provide technical support,
advice on Sports Council policies and assistance with planning.
They are the first link between the Sports Council and the Governing
Body and many have a detailed knowledge of the sports involved.
SportEngland, SportScotland and SportWales are
also close partners of the Sports Council for Northern Ireland.
Details on those organisations can be found on their Web site.
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