Community sport and Performance sport sections of the Sports Council's Sports
Development Unit share the objective of creating sporting opportunities for all
those who want to get involved in sport and at a level of their
Both sections are especially interested in affording those people who previously
had no or little opportunity to experience sport in a high quality environment
the chance to do so.
For example it is well known that those who are in the lower socio-economic
groups are less likely to participate in sport and in sports clubs.
Community sport aims to increase the likelihood of participation and sports club
membership in areas of social disadvantage. Similarly performance sport
aims to increase the likelihood of people living in disadvantaged areas who want
to reach levels of public acclaimed excellence.
The pages on Community
sport and Performance
sport contained on this web site provide details of the development
programmes which the Sports Development unit is using in realising these