Project of the Year (3)

Introducing our Project of the Year nominees! Here’s what their nominators had to say about them:

Belfast FrontRunners

“Belfast Frontrunners has led the way in inclusive sports highlighting how a community of minorities can come together and create positive change impacting the whole city both socially and economically.”

Gaelfest Le Cheile – GAA

“Le Cheile – Meaning ‘together’.  Gaelfast is about creating an environment where everyone is enjoying sport through GAA together.”

Week In My Seat

“The Week in my Seat project tackles the deficit in support for disability sports in NI. Thomas has partnered with the restorative justice programme to offer support to people who have specifically through their past actions shown a lack of understanding for the challenges faced by those with a disability.”

Futsal For All – Omagh & Fermanagh

“The project has created an all inclusive, sustainable community club delivering participation opportunities for all.”

Women on Water on Wednesdays - Donaghadee Sailing Club

“Women on Water on Wednesdays has had an astounding impact on the club and beyond, building confidence in volunteers and participants alike, proving sailing is a sport that can be enjoyed by women regardless of age or experience.”

LGFA Talk Project

“I think this project is a winner on and off the field for a number of reasons. It’s a chance for young girls to express themselves in another way, away from the field. It shows that community spirit is more than the game, and these young girls are the voice of the future!”

Cuchulainn Initiative – GAA

“Ulster GAA’s Cuchulainn Initiative is a worthy project as it is a clear example of the power of sport in breaking down barriers allowing for the development of mutual respect and understanding.”

Referees Academy – GAA

“Being an official is a challenging job. The support and help through the Academy to prepare them is central to both our games being a success and to their physical and mental wellness.”

Bangor Boccia Club

“Bangor Boccia Club helps everyone they meet to have fun and have a great time together. It brings people together and makes them feel good again.”

Intro2BMX – Lisburn BMX Club

“A stand-alone introduction to BMX, the programme attracted over 300 riders, many of whom did not know about the sport before attending and successfully catered for participants from 4 years to over 50.”

St Marys GAC Aghagallon All Stars Team

“St Mary’s All Stars is a shining example to all who promote inclusivity and abilities. My child is now a valued part of his community, his abilities are celebrated and he feels he belongs. Priceless.”

Origin Gymnastics

“Origin’s facility and programmes have generated much excitement about gymnastics thus far and its team aims to continue to utilise gymnastics as a foundation sport to help many more participants discover their potential.”

Limavady Women’s and Girls Rugby Pathway

“Limavady Rugby club have a pathway for success which is open to all Women and Girls. From the boardroom to the bench and beyond!!”

Erne Paddlers Junior Leader Development Programme

“This unique and innovative project is part of what makes Erne Paddlers a role model club for best practice and the Canoe Association of Northern Ireland flagship paddlesports club.”