The UK left the European Union on 31 January 2020.  Although no longer a member of the EU, the Withdrawal Agreement provides for a transition period up to 31 December 2020.

It is important that governing bodies consider what impacts this may have on their sport as a whole, their organisation itself and on their members – clubs and individuals.

This may be part of its existing risk register or it may be considered so material that it has its own register or planning document – where all potential opportunities, risks and issues are considered and planned for.

Depending on how a sport and its governing body operates it will face different challenges. For example, consideration should be given to cross-border competitions (e.g. travel and insurance), how data is managed if transferring into/out of the EU, the effect on budgets of increases in some costs and the employment of non-EU nationals.

Sport NI will update this section of the website with any pertinent information that it becomes aware of that may impact on the sports sector.

The links and downloads below may be useful in your planning:

British Chambers of Commerce 

Chambers Ireland 

British Irish Chambers of Commerce 

Information Commissioner’s Office

Sport and Recreation Alliance 

Brexit Preparations Checklist

Urgent BREXIT Message from the UK Business Secretary

The Sport and Recreations Sector from January 2021

Transition Self Checker