Representatives of the Irish FA, Ulster GAA and the IRFU (Ulster Branch) will be in Oakgrove Integrated College tomorrow evening for a special sports seminar marking communtiy relations week.
The ‘together Through Sport’ event begins at 6.45pm and will showcase some of the existing work clubs and community groups are doing to promote good relations in their area. With support from Department for Social Development, the three governing bodies are joining forces to promote positive cross-community relations. From 2012 - 2015 the N.I. Executive has provided over £480,000 of funding to support community and volunteer development as part of the Volunteering Strategy for Northern Ireland. Participants will have an opportunity to meet and interact with Ulster Rugby star Craig Gilroy, Northern Ireland international footballer Daniel Lafferty and Tyrone GAA star Colm McCullagh who will share their sporting experience. A demonstration of ‘The Game of 3 Halves’ will also take place at the event involving kids from local clubs.
Tools clubs can utilise to engage with other groups across sporting codes in an effort to positively transform community relations will be available on the night. The content and discussions will be particularly relevant to club administrators, coaches, community group representatives and any others interested in using sport to promote good relations. If you would like to reserve a place, please RSVP to: sportinthecommunity@gmail. com