Sports Clubs Supports

What We Do

Sports Clubs and Community Organisations are vital units in the delivery of sport and physical activity all across the Island of Ireland, it is estimate that there are 12,000 clubs across 64 sports with approximately 1.7 million members.

 It is estimated that between 8% of adults engage in some form of volunteering in sport at least once a week which is equivalent to around 260,000 people. (ESRI)


Getting Involved...

DSP through its Active Communities and Active Sports with the support of the National Governing Bodies of Sport provide ongoing support to clubs and communities to ensure that sport and physical activities are open and available to everyone and that players, athletes, leaders and volunteers have the best possible experience when participating in sport and physical activity . These supports include;

  • Club Development Programme
  • Safeguarding Programme
  • Volunteer & Leadership Support Programme
  • Sports Inclusion Disability Programme
  • Cross Border and Regional Development Programme
  • Building Positive Clubs

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