Sixteen sporting organisations that are committed to tackling inequality have received awards from Sport Northern Ireland.

Seven of the sporting organisations have achieved foundation level and two have achieved preliminary level of The Equality Standard: A Framework for Sport (the Standard).

The remaining five organisations invested in a range of initiatives which included equality training, taster sessions and participation projects for Section 75 groups.

Reflecting on the achievement of the seven sporting organisations, Chief Executive of Sport Northern Ireland, Antoinette McKeown, commented:

“The Equality Standard provides our local sporting organisations with the adequate support to open sport up to all sections of the community.

“I am delighted that these organisations have engaged with equality, both within their internal structure and process, and in the form of developing actions and initiatives which encourage participation in sport by everyone”.

For further information please visit the Equality in Sport website by clicking here or contact Edel Cosgrove on 02890 383 882.