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Sports Development Planning


In Northern Ireland we rely heavily on the work undertaken by volunteers (the engine) within our sporting system. Without these volunteers - coaches, leaders, teachers, officials, club officers, etc, there would not be as many opportunities for people to get involved and stay involved in sport.

Traditionally, Sport NI has worked along with governing bodies, sports clubs, formal education and local authorities in a sustained effort to encourage participation and improve performance in sport.

While the need to develop the capacity of people involved in sport remains constant. There has been a more obvious need to consolidate and expand the existing and highly successful development policies and priorities for young people and sport. It is in line with Programme for Government of the Northern Ireland Executive and identifies real and lasting benefits for health, active citizenship, education and training and the economy all of which are detailed in the documented Strategy on Sport for Young People 2002-2011.

With such as broad field and with plan and priorities detailed in the above strategy Sport NI has had to focus its efforts. The following have been identified as our key priorities:

- Community Sport - Planning & Development
- Identifying Models of Best Practise
- Advice & Support Network

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