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October 2015

Sports Development Plan

“I believe this offers our club a fantastic opportunity to develop in so many ways”

Monica Culbert, Chairperson

St Galls GAC

Sports Development Plan

2015/2020

 

SPORTS DEVELOPMENT PROVISION

1.1: Sport Development Activities
 

We are currently developing a range of activities for young people in football, hurling, handball and ladies football,

 

Action Plan

Objective

(what is currently being done)

How

(how have you achieved this objective)

Who

(responsibility)

When

(timescale)

Finance

(cost – if any)

Completion

(month & year completed)

Outreach pilot with local nursery school to increase participation by 50% of those attending Club trainers are going to the school to train and encourage young children Fionnula Murphy End Sept 2015 £20 per session Sept 2015
Pilot with “Blackie Centre” for foreign nationals (newcomer sessions) to increase participation by 25% Young people will attend at the club in Milltown for specialist training Michael Culbert Start August 2015 No cost April 2016
Hurling development weekends for coaches, up to 3 coaches to attend and disseminate among other coaches Attend organised session in Kilkenny John Hopkins September 2015 £350 per head September 2016
 

Publish a Handball development plan

Agreed plan to be developed July 2015 to be implemented for the 2015/16 season Philip O’Neill July 2015 £200 per annum April 2016
Match play for younger teams as skills development to increase by 40% Arrange games with teams outside own county Juvenile committee July 2015 £200 September 2015
Develop disability boccia team to participate in tournaments To encourage others with disabilities to participate by arranging taster sessions etc Jim Bailie Oct 2015 £100 September 2016

 

 

SECTION 2: INCREASE IN PARTICIPATION

 

Objective

(what needs done)

How

(how you intend to achieve objective)

Who

(responsibility)

When

(timescale)

Finance

(cost – if any)

Completion

(month & year completed)

Develop new changing facilities as per development plan to increase usage of changing facilities by 80% Development of project team

 

and plan

Project Manager Jan 2015 £800k          June 2018
Develop new pitch as per development plan to increase participation by 100% Development of joint working SLA leading to formal lease arrangements Project manager, Monica Culbert and Mary McHenry August 2015 £600k June 2018
Build handball court to increase participation by 50% young players and 20% older players Development of handball court as part of new changing facility Project manager Jan 2015 £70k June 2018
 

Develop fitness education suite to increase usage by 50 participants per day

 

 

To work with a range of stakeholders including community group, environmental groups and disability groups Project Manager August 2015 £100k June 2018
 

Development of disability access to increase participation by 40%

 

 

To develop better disability access to current and future facilities by working closely with Disability Sport NI Project Manager August 2015 Consultation will be no cost, however implementation cost is unknown Jan 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.2 Increase participation in sport by females

 

Objective

(what needs done)

How

(how you intend to achieve objective)

Who

(responsibility)

When

(timescale)

Finance

(cost – if any)

Completion

(month & year completed)

Females
Going into primary schools to develop links and increase participation by 10% By developing better links with schools and arranging taster sessions aimed at girls Ladies initiative group Sept 2015 None Sept 2016
 

Enhance links with St Louise’s to increase participation in sports and activities by 20%

While we currently have good links with St Louise’s, this needs to be developed and enhanced to provide coaching and support to encourage greater participation of girls in sport Ladies initiative group Sept 2015 None, although this will be helped by introduction of 4G pitch May 2019
 

Develop a ladies initiative group

 

 

Establish a group within the Club to address the specific needs of ladies and thus help encourage participation and excellence Monica Culbert August 2015 None September 2015
 

Gaelic for mothers development to have 20% of mothers participating

 

To develop this initiative by encouraging mothers who bring their  children to training to participate in fitness activities while their kids train  Ladies initiative group March 2016 None September 2019
 

Outdoor gym activities

 

 

To ensure that outdoor gym equipment is provided as part of the major development programme to aid activities of Ladies initiative group   Philip O’Neill June 2018 £20k June 2018
Encourage Blackie group female participation and have 20% of attendees take up sport To work with this group to encourage young girls and parents who are new to N. Ireland to participate in sports, particularly organised sports Ladies initiative group September 2015 None May 2019

 

 

2.2b: Increase participation in sport by over 50s

 

Objective

(what needs done)

How

(how you intend to achieve objective)

Who

(responsibility)

When

(timescale)

Finance

(cost – if any)

Completion

(month & year completed)

Walking club to have at least 20 active members To develop a walking club linked to our participation in the Bog Meadows to Black Mountain walk Over 50s group Oct 2015 None

 

Sept 2016
 

Establish over 50s group

 

 

To establish a group that will address the specific needs of Over 50s in both sports and other activities Tony Early and Adrian Harbinson September 2015 None On going
 

Over 50s handball night to attract 20 regular players

To develop a taster session for handball with a view to having a regular slot for older members.   Philip O’Neill June 2018 £10 per hour April 2020
 

Couch to 5k  

 

To work with the existing couch to 5k committee to expand their expertise to over 50 development Stuart Kennedy January 2016 £2 per person April 2020
To deliver up to 6

Health awareness sessions per year

 

 

To work with the local community groups to develop and promote health education and awareness sessions in conjunction with HSC trust  Over 50s Group May 2016 None April 2020
Develop a drama initiative to put on at least one play per year To assess the need to develop a drama classes for over 50s Over 50s Group Feb 2016 None April 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.2c: Increase participation in sport by people living in areas of high social need

 

Objective

(what needs done)

How

(how you intend to achieve objective)

Who

(responsibility)

When

(timescale)

Finance

(cost – if any)

Completion

(month & year completed)

Develop links with St James’ community  to have 30 young people participating regularly in sport To ensure the needs of the community are taken into account for the development of the Bog Meadows area.

 

Project manager June 2015 None June 2020
 

 

Health awareness, as above

 

To develop community health initiatives in conjunction with the local community which is in the top 5 areas on social deprivation in N Ireland Club Committee September 2017 None June 2018
Handball development, to increase participation by at least 5 players from disadvantaged background each year To develop a range of court and one wall taster sessions aimed at the local community and supported by trained coaches William Woods June 2018 £10/hr

Hire although cost will be developed along ability to pay basis

April 2020
 

 

Arrange 4 midnight sports competitions linked to those from surrounding areas and build on their success

 

To open our facilities to encourage activities to help address anti-social behaviour and improve fitness and health among hard to reach communities Club Committee June 2018 £20/hr

Hire although cost will be developed along ability to pay basis

April 2020
 

To arrange 4 unemployed tournaments in various codes each year

 

 

To develop and deliver a range of sporting programmes and tournaments aimed at unemployed members of our community Club Committee June 2018 None April 2020

 

 

 

2.2d: Increase participation in sport by people with a disability

 

Objective

(what needs done)

How

(how you intend to achieve objective)

Who

(responsibility)

When

(timescale)

Finance

(cost – if any)

Completion

(month & year completed)

Coaches training for working with disabilities

 

To ensure all our coaches are trained and equipped to work with people with disabilities Juvenile committee Sept 2015 £20 per head April 2016
 

Promote disability football, hurling and handball through the use of our ball wall and increase participation by 20 players each year

 

To ensure the ball wall is disability friendly and to arrange organised taster sessions. Also to work with the Co Antrim GAA to develop a team Club Committee Oct 2015 None April 2017
 

Development of boccia team, see above

 

 

To work to develop taster sessions to allow us to encourage those with disabilities to play boccia Jim Bailie Oct 2015 £100 On going
 

To arrange indoor sports such as badminton to increase participation by those with disabilities by 10 people each year

 

 

To develop a new facility to encourage a range of sports that are disability friendly such as badminton Project Manager Aug 2015 £20 per hour June 2018
 

Develop links with Disability Sports NI

 

 

To work with DSNI to develop a range of user friendly activities and sports Project manager July 2015 None June 2018

 

 

 

2.3: Develop other activities within the club

 

Objective

(what needs done)

How

(how you intend to achieve objective)

Who

(responsibility)

When

(timescale)

Finance

(cost – if any)

Completion

(month & year completed)

To deliver at least 6 Community advice evenings each year These will be aimed at the local community and will offer advice on benefits, education and health Club Committee Sept 2016 None April 2020
 

Increase tournament participation by 20%

We run 4 underage tournaments each year and we will aim to increase participation by 20% Juvenile committee June 2018 None On-going
Develop Go Games to have at least 50 young players participate each summer

 

We will work with central GAA to increase participation in Go-Games and advertise locally Juvenile Committee June 2018 Fix by GAA On-going
To develop dance classes to attract up to 20 participants

 

We will develop a range of dance classes to encourage greater participation of Irish, Set and Caile dancing Club Committee June 2018 £20 per hour On-going
To increase the use of facilities by young musicians by up to 40 participants each week

 

 

To encourage the Loch Loi traditional music group to return to the club and use the education facilities to promote participation in a range of music  Club Committee June 2018 £20 per hour On-going
Environmental initiative to attract up to 50 new attendees per week to the Bog Meadows area To work with the Ulster Wildlife Trust to encourage greater use of the Bog Meadows area by providing bespoke facilities and arranging guided walks Project Manager July 2015 £20 per hour June 2018

 

 

2.4: Develop coaches, officials and volunteers within the club

 

 

Objective

(what needs done)

How

(how you intend to achieve objective)

Who

(responsibility)

When

(timescale)

Finance

(cost – if any)

Completion

(month & year completed)

Development of young referees To work with the Antrim GAA to increase our young referees by 50% to aid and support juvenile games development Juvenile committee April 2016 £50 per head Sept 2017
 

Increase First aid training

 

 

To ensure all our coaches have minimal fist aid training and to increase those with defibrillator training by 50% Club Committee April 2016 £20 per head Sept 2017
 

Increase coaches by 5 new coaches each year

 

 

To encourage more club members to become qualified coaches by increasing both awareness and support for coaching Club Committee April 2016 £40 per head On-going
 

Foundation training

 

 

To ensure all coaches, mentors and helpers have at least foundation coaching awards and 50% have level 2 awards Juvenile committee Sept 2015 £40 per head On-going
 

Develop retired senior players to participate in all the above

To train our more senior players to use their experience to develop young players and to promote sport and activities among young people Juvenile committee April 2016 None On-going