The main purpose of SANDSA is to promote the development of sports by providing community sports clubs with funding opportunities. Community sports clubs will be encouraged to seek independent accreditation for their club while aiming to provide or secure the provision of educational, training and recreational programmes.
SANDSA will also work towards advancing the physical education of our citizens throughout the district, especially amongst young people while also raising awareness among the general public about the opportunities for improving their quality of life and reducing health inequalities through a range of programmes and services.
This is a new and challenging era for sports clubs. It is about empowerment, capacity building, and working in collaboration with a diverse range of agencies to achieve outcomes which are beneficial to the sporting community. Sports Clubs will have the opportunity for their voice to be heard through SANDSA on the stakeholder engagement forum and be part of the Community Plans for Sport.
The forum has the opportunity to make a substantial impact on at least two of the eight priorities in the Council’s Corporate Plan, by improving health and well-being outcomes and advancing the capacity of our communities by promoting leadership and responsible community ownership of programmes.
Membership of the SANDSA will be open to any community based amateur sports club who is registered with their governing body.
Contact Edel O’Neill Chair SANDSA Slieve Gullion Sports Forum for more information.