Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure


Sport Matters

Sport Matters: The Northern Ireland Strategy for Sport and Physical Recreation, 2009 - 2019  can be accessed by clicking on the link here

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DCAL, promotes sport in the context of its strategy for sport, "Sport Matters: The Northern Ireland Strategy for Sport and Physical Recreation, 2009 - 2019". Sport Matters was developed by DCAL, in partnership with Sport Northern Ireland, and approved by the Northern Ireland Executive in December 2009.

Through Sport Matters DCAL aspires to secure: -

  • a world class start and lifelong involvement in sport and physical recreation for all people
  • world class performances by teams and individuals
  • a sustainable sporting and physical recreation culture that contributes to broader Government objectives

These aspirations, reflecting the sporting context, are expressed in the Sport Matters Vision of: -

'...a culture of lifelong enjoyment and success in sport ...'

As part of the implementation of Sport Matters,a ministerial chaired Sport Matters Monitoring Group, which is responsible for monitoring and overseeing the delivery of Sport Matters, has been established.  Details of the Terms of Reference and membership of the Monitoring Group can be accessed here.

Information relating to  meetings of the Sport Matters Monitoring Group (SMMG)  can be found by clicking on the link here Opens new window

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