Have Your Say on the New Sport and Physical Activity Strategy

18 Mar 2021 Geoff Nuttall    Last updated: 18 Mar 2021

The Department for Communities is consulting on a new sport and physical activity strategy for Northern Ireland. Read here how you can input your views.

The new Sport and Physical Activity Strategy[1]  will be cross-Departmental and focus on linkages and shared outcomes between sport and physical activity and other cross cutting policies, including mental health and well-being, obesity, education, social inclusion and equality.  The consultation document on the strategy has been developed with input from a wide range of stakeholders whose views were collected through an e-survey and 70 focus groups.  The document is now available for consideration and comments, providing a final opportunity for interested stakeholders to contribute to shaping the strategic direction of sport and physical activity over the next decade and beyond.   A number of webinar sessions (see below for details) are being held to provide an overview of the consultation document, the co-design process, the key themes and goals.   The survey is available at Consultation on a a new Strategy for Sport and Physical Activity | Department for Communities (communities-ni.gov.uk) and the deadline for completion is 23 April 2021. An easy read version is also available at the same link.

The webinars will take place on the following dates and times.  Given the current restrictions, these will be held online via Zoom. 

  • Thurs 25th March @ 3.00 pm
  • Tues 30th March @ 2.00 pm
  • Thurs 15th April @ 11.00 am
  • Mon 19th April  @ 7.00 pm

Please use this email address [email protected]  if you would like to register for one of these webinars.




[1] Whereas sport is often more organised and tends to be competitive, physical activity is often informal and covers any form of activity which is intended to improve physical fitness and the health of an individual.

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by Geoff Nuttall

Head of Policy and Public Affairs

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