Sport NI are passionate about creating a sporting system that is underpinned by an infrastructure of quality and accessible clubs playing a key role in supporting inclusive sporting opportunities for all.  The Club Survey 2019, will give us an opportunity to greater understand the club landscape and the challenges facing sports clubs in NI enabling us to shape the future for sporting investment and policy.  So now is the time to have your say!

We are asking sports clubs to get involved and take part in the Club Survey 2019.   The purpose of the survey is to provide a comprehensive overview of the health of grassroots clubs in NI. We are asking clubs a variety of questions, such as the activities they run, membership and volunteer numbers, the state of their finances and what they feel are the biggest challenges they face.  The more responses we get, the more authoritative the findings will be and the greater the impact those findings can have.

Sport NI want to get as many sports clubs as possible to complete the questionnaire and make it the biggest club survey ever conducted in NI.  The survey is currently live and you can access it using this link Club_Survey_2019

So if you represent a sport clubs in NI, please take part and have your say!

The second part of this research will commence on the 20th January 2020 with Focus Groups running in each of the 11 Local Authority areas. The Focus Groups present an opportunity to discuss the challenges facing sports clubs and the support required to improve accessibility, connectivity and sustainability in the coming years. Otium Leisure Consultancy will be delivering these on behalf of Sport NI and clubs have been invited via email to attend one by sending up to 2 club representatives. Clubs can book onto a focus group by clicking on the following link:

The dates and times for the Focus Groups are detailed below:


It would be greatly appreciated if you could further communicate this to your clubs, to assist with this we have attached a PDF which promotes the Focus Groups and includes a clickable link to the website. These are also being promoted via Sport NI social media channels.