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Find a Sports Star

Find a Sports Star is a free talent search initiative supporting governing body sports in affording quality training opportunities to new talent in a host of sports. The initiative is supported by GLL and SINI (Sports Institute NI) is open to young people aged 6 - 16 in selected age group sports chosen by governing bodies as key areas for development.

Sports governing bodies involved will conduct sports testing and coaching sessions with an aim of signposting youths into their mainstream sports squads and best practice clubs.

We have invested £10,000 in this programme which will enhance the opportunities for younger talented participants to get involved with sport at a high level and potentially become stars of the future. Our leisure operator, GLL (Better brand) who have day to day operational management of Belfast Leisure Centres are also supporting the initiative as are SINI via generic sports testing at the event locations.

We want you to select a sport, or sports, to try out from the list below:

Sport  Age groups 
Judo 11 - 16 year olds
Volleyball  6 - 16 year olds
Rowing 13 - 16 year olds 
Athletics 8 - 16 year olds
Tennis  6 - 16 year olds 
Fencing  8 - 16 year olds
Cricket  8 - 16 year olds
Weightlifting  6 - 16 year olds
Rugby 11 - 16 year olds (girls only)
Table tennis 6 - 16 year olds
Gymnastics 6 - 9 year olds

 

If you or your child is interested in any of the sports but have not tried before, a simple fitness test could help determine the health status and physical fitness of an individual. Tests measure specific things like strength, stamina, speed, power and agility. Why not try one of these fitness tests at home to determine the sport that best suits your level of fitness and register your place.

Suitability tests

Try some sports exercises at home to see what sport is best suited to you:

Sport try-out sessions

Sessions take place on 19 - 21 February 2019 at

These are carried out between 10am - 1pm. There are two coaching sessions (10.15am - 1pm) and 11.45am and 1pm).

* Olympia times vary on the 19 February (11am - 1pm), 20 February (2pm - 4pm) and 21 February (10am - 1pm).

You can register for more than one session or day. To do so, complete the form for as many times as necessary.

 Date Venue  Pitch/outdoor Indoor 1
Indoor2
Indoor 3
Tuesday 19 February
Whiterock Leisure Centre
Rugby Weightlifting Volleyball Gymnastics
  Ballysillan Leisure Centre
Athletics SINI - generic sports tests Table tennis
Tennis
  Olympia Leisure Centre*
Cricket Fencing Judo
Rowing
Wednesday 20 February
Whiterock Leisure Centre Cricket Fencing Judo Rowing
  Ballysillan Leisure Centre Rugby Weightlifting Volleyball
Gymnastics
  Olympia Leisure Centre* Athletics SINI - generic sports tests Table tennis
Tennis
Thursday 21 February Whiterock Leisure Centre Athletics SINI - generic sports tests Table tennis
Tennis
  Ballysillan Leisure Centre Cricket Fencing Judo
Rowing
  Olympia Leisure Centre Rugby Weightlifting Volleyball
Gymnastics

Take part

To take part in Find a Sports Star please register by completing our registration form.

You can register for more than one session or day. To do so, complete the form for as many times as necessary.

Community Centres

Two Community Centres are also hosting the programme and if you would like to attend these events you should contact the centres directly.

LORAG - Shaftesbury Community and Recreation Centre 
Visit  https://lorag.org/
Sports  Gymnastics
Tennis
Volleyball
Weightlifting 
Date  Friday 22 February 
Time  9.30am - 12.30pm 
Email n.brenna@lorag.org
Call  028 9031 2377

 

Hanwood Centre - Tullycarnett
Visit  www.hanwoodcentre.org
Sports  Cricket
Judo
Rugby (girls only)
Fencing 
Date  Friday 22 February 
Time  1.30pm - 4pm 
Email  hanwoodsports@gmail.com
Call  028 9041 1970 

 

 


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Sports development
028 9027 0515
Sports Development
Cecil Ward Building
8-10 Linenhall Street
Belfast
BT2 8BP