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Youth Sport  

Youth Sport aims to create an environment in which every child can take part in sport irrespective of their economic circumstances, religion, gender, race or ability. Youth Sport is also about helping young people improve in their chosen sports.

Youth Sport caters for children of all abilities at three levels:

(1) Neighbourhood level - giving young people an introduction to sport at primary schools and community settings.

(2) Local level - giving young people opportunities to develop their sporting interests at schools and clubs

(3) District level - giving opportunities for those with talent to have that talent developed at schools, clubs and leisure centres.

Youth Sport concentrates on helping young people in the following sports:

Athletics Hockey Netball
Badminton Hurling Soccer
Basketball Gaelic Football Rugby
Cricket Lifestyle Sport Tennis

The Youth Sport programme is developing across Northern Ireland. Youth Sport is helping young people through:

6 major Youth Sport projects involving:

  • all the Education and Library Boards
  • 24 out of the 26 District Councils
  • 120 School Sports Co-ordinators
  • 600 primary and post primary schools
  • 900 coaches involved in coaching after school programmes

In June 1999 the Centre for Leisure Research based at Moray House in Edinburgh produced an evaluation of the Youth Sport NI programme , the key findings of which are published in the Sport Facts channel.

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