The Local Sports Partnerships (LSPs) are key mechanisms for the promotion of participation for all Irish people in sport at a level of their choosing, regardless of their ability, gender or background. There are 32 LSPs around the country and a national network of LSPs.
Functions of the Local Sport Partnerships
The three main functions of the LSPs are:
- Information – establish a consultative forum, initiate research, compile a sports directory and database, and identify needs and resources to form the basis of local planning
- Education – provide quality opportunities for education and training at local level, provide training courses targeting volunteers, and provide access to sport specific courses through the national governing bodies (NGBs) of sport
- Implementation – develop a strategic plan for local sport, appoint a professional administrator, secure related support services, select participation programmes for LSPs modified to suit local needs, increase the impact of national programmes delivered locally, market and promote sport
Galway Sports Partnership
Galway Sports Partnership was established in 2006. The current strategic plan has four goals:
- Awareness & Participation – To increase access and participation opportunities in physical activity and sport
- Education & Training – Goal: Support Sports clubs and Recreational groups through locally based training and education
- Facilities & Amenities – To promote a sustainable strategic approach to the development, access and usage of amenity infrastructure in Galway City.
- Effective Partnership – To sustain an effective Galway City Sports Partnership
Jason Craughwell (Co-ordinator)
Galway City Sports Partnership, Galway City Council, City Hall, College Road, Co. Galway
Tel: 091 5364569