Sported is a leading sports development charity, helping disadvantaged young people transform their lives through sport. Working with over 3000 community groups and organisations across the UK, Sported aims to provide them with the skills, time and networking opportunities to make their groups and clubs the most effective they can be!

Sported’s Engage Her 2018 project will be delivered with the support of their fantastic volunteer team. These volunteers enable Sported to better support community groups and sports clubs to engage with women and girls across NI and develop their sporting potential. In addition to training their established team of volunteers, Sported are keen to attract new volunteers who would be particularly interested in supporting these group to increase their female engagement with sport.

What is the Engage Her Project?

The Engage Her 2018 Project is designed to strengthen Sported members’ understanding and skills around engaging more women & girls in their group.  This is achieved through sharing insight and best practice from research across the UK, alongside practical reviews and considerations of the NI local context. By the end of the Project, the Sported member group will have increased knowledge and understanding around sustaining and growing women & girls’ involvement in their group, and have developed an Action Plan to implement this learning over the next 12 months.

Engage Her 2018 is funded by the Department of Communities, through Sport NI. It is based on a pilot programme, developed with Women in Sport and delivered to member groups across Northern Ireland in 2016.  The content and resources are based on existing research from across the UK, and adapted based on learning from the Engage Her pilot & Engage Her 2017 programmes.

So why become an Engage Her volunteer?

This volunteer role will provide you with a variety of different opportunities, including personal development, having an impact on local communities and sharing professional skills and expertise. The Engage Her volunteers will be provided with a full induction and training, and will have continuing support from the Sported NI and volunteer service teams, as well as expenses being covered.

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For more information about this role please contact the Sported office on 020 7389 1921 or email Judith Rankin (Development & Delivery Manager – NI) at

Further information can be found here