Belfast Community Sports Development Network is the main community sports development organisation in Belfast and have successfully been delivering physical activity programmes for the past ten years. BCSDN is a registered charity using sport to inspire and educate people to make a positive change in their lives.
BCSDN’s vision is to promote a healthy, shared & empowered society across Belfast and Northern Ireland.
Our programmes use a range of sports including football, gaelic sports, rugby, multi-sports, boccia, danderball and more. We use sport and physical activity as a catalyst for positive change, with impact on each individual occurring through every one of our key themes:
Creating healthier lifestyles
Promoting a shared future
From 2011-2016, BCSDN was the primary delivery body of Sport NI’s ‘Active Communities’ initiative in Belfast, with a team of 24 staff delivering over 500,000 sports opportunities to more than 15000 people per annum. However, since the Active Communities Initiative ended in March 2016, the organisation has since undergone a significant change.
BCSDN now employ a team of 'Sports for Development Facilitators' to deliver programmes primarily in urban and rural areas of social and economic deprivation, targeting under-represented groups including youths, females, people with disabilities, older people and ethnic minorities. Our team of Sport for Development facilitators involved are hard working and fully committed to their “on the ground” approach which enables them to effectively deliver the aim of the organisation.
Our core values & principles include:
Equity- quality of being fair and impartial.
Honesty-truthful & sincere
Integrity-doing the right thing
Respect-having true regard for someone's feelings or rights
Sustainability-operating with organisational and functional sustainability