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Sports Development

Promoting and developing sport and physical activity throughout Ards and North Down.

Sports Development works to promote and develop sport and physical activity for the local community of Ards and North Down, recognising the important role sport and an active lifestyle play in enhancing quality of life and promoting health and wellbeing in the community.

This is achieved by working with clubs and schools and providing opportunities for everyone to take part in sport or physical activity.

The team also provides an important link to governing bodies of sport and Sport NI and is the ‘go to’ for all sports persons from grass roots to elite athletes in the local area.

The team is responsible for delivering the Sports Forum, funding for clubs, education courses, schools programmes, sport and exercise programmes for the public and the annual Sports Awards ceremony.


Helping local clubs get started and develop.


Promoting sport and wellbeing to the youngest members of our community.


Sporting activities anyone can take part in.

Sports Links

Find out what other sports activites you can take part in.

Contact Us

Contacting the Sports Development Team