Being physically active through sport is great fun, no matter what level you participate in. Whether you are training to compete, working out on your own, or exercising with friends.

However, there are challenges to being physically active such as motivation, cost, confidence, family and work commitments, stages of life and change in circumstances.

We know that being physical active is good for our physical and mental health and while you might not have enjoyed PE at school there is an activity to suit everyone. So, whether it is back to netball, mountain biking, swimming, roller blading or Zumba, it is all out there waiting for you!

Where Can I Get Active?

Local Council – your local council provide a range of programmes and initiatives for you to participate in. Contact your local council Sports Development team for further information.

Sure Start – Are you a new parent? Sure Start programme support parents with children aged under four years old, living in disadvantaged areas in Northern Ireland. This programme can help a parent from pregnancy until their child starts school. Visit Sure Start Services | nidirect for further information on the activities in your area.

WISPA – A cross community organisation working to provide increase opportunities for women to access affordable, fun-based physical activity programmes. Visit https://www.wispani.co.uk/ for further information.

Governing Bodies – There are hundreds of sports clubs in Northern Ireland ranging from athletics to archery, cycling to cricket, motor sports to mountaineering, football to fencing, triathlon to tenpin bowling and everything in between. To find our what clubs are in your area, contact the Sports Governing Body using this link: Recognition of Governing Bodies | Sport NI

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