- Our Centres in Ards, Comber, Portaferry and Londonderry Park are currently closed
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Promoting and developing sport and physical activity throughout Ards and North Down.
Covid - 19 - click here for information on Covid Safe Sports Packs for sports organisations
Sports Development aims to build strong and stable quality clubs, develop the coaching and administrative infrastructure and to create opportunities for individuals to participate in sporting activities from "beginner" to international level, while recognising the important role that Sport and an Active lifestyle play in enhancing Quality of life and promoting health and well-being within the community.
The department supports and advises clubs, community groups and athletes in accessing and identifying funding to help with areas such as equipment, coach education, capital development and our sports forum grant that supports local sporting talent.