governing bodies offer talented performers representative
Depending on the structure of the governing body in
Northern Ireland, performers may either represent:
age at which representative opportunities start will vary
depending on the sport.
In addition, some sports will not only offer representative
opportunities for the best performers at under age and senior
level, but will offer opportunities for developmental squads and
veteran players etc.
Sports Council’s role regarding national squad and individual
preparation programmes is:
to offer advice and guidance on the development of
preparation programmes including the use of use of Sports
Science/Medicine services etc where
to encourage governing bodies to establish comprehensive
performance pathways that keep performers in the sport and
continuously raise standards,
to provide financial investment towards representative preparation
programmes including the sending of individuals and representative
teams to events at inter-provincial level and above.