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Modernising Sport Structures and People

Following in the footsteps of the successful All Island Conferences of previous years, the Sports Council for Northern Ireland and Irish Sports Council staged this two-day event in late November 2003 as a platform to inspire and enthuse discussion and debate.

A series of talks and workshops looked at what has been achieved in sports development and where sport is going in the future. The conference provided learning and development opportunities for those working in the fast changing environment of sports development.

The 2003 All Island Sports Development Conference was aimed at all those involved in sport, in either a professional or voluntary capacity. The Conference notes and presentations will be of great benefit to those involved in participation, coaching, training, nutrition, finance and many other fields of development.  

The following is a summary of the Conference programme including the presentations in the main conference and the workshop sessions.  

The presentation materials are linked to the sessions as they were presented on the day - they are not complete, workshop notes will follow shortly. 


Prof. Eric Saunders  OBE
Chairman, Sports Council for Northern Ireland 
Pat O’Neill
Chairman, Irish Sports Council

Schedule of Events:

Day 1 - Thursday 20th November 2003

Keynote Address from 

Dr Istvan Balyi

Dr Istvan Balyi delivering his speach
John Daly Chat Show John Daly chatting to Barry McGuigan, Steve Cram and Jenna McCorkell

Day 2 - Friday 21 November 2020

Day 2 panel chaired by John Daly on the experience of major sporting achievements     Distinguished panel giving their views   Top

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