"Sport for Development (S4D) is defined as the intentional use of sport, physical activity and play to attain specific social development objectives."
Sport for Development (S4D) represents an approach to proactively and effectively harness the power of sport as a way to create social change. Our aspiration is that the Sport for Development movement in NI gains momentum through collaboration and partnership working. Our primary focus is the health, peace, employability, personal or social impact derived from sporting activity. Our strength is in delivering short, medium and longer term interventions in partnership with local organisations, leaving a 'Sport 4 Development 'legacy and delivering positive impacts to individuals.
Through every S4D session we deliver, we ensure that our three themes are at the heart of each programme. Below are a range of some of our statistics from the past year and some of the programmes we offer.
No. of staff hours delivered on our programmes since March 2016.
No. of individual people we have worked with from March 2016-March 2017.
No. of qualifications gained through our programmes since March 2016.
SPORTS LEADERS UK
BCSDN is an accredited centre for Sports Leaders UK & we deliver a number of sports leadership programmes across Belfast. Our aim is to develop young leaders in the community so they can go on to volunteer or become casual coaches.
Danderball is essentially walking football for over 50's. Walking football is similar to five-a-side football but the difference is that players are not allowed to run, jog or sprint whether on or off the ball.
Our NCP 'Make, Move, Munch Clubs' are sponsored by Tesco, Diabetes UK and the British Heart Foundation and are targeted at parents and children who are located within primary schools, community groups, sports group and pre-schools.