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On the Right Track!

  • On the Right Track!

    On the Right Track! is a new sports development programme which will create opportunities for young people and sports clubs to learn, share and play together.

    The project is part of Belfast’s PEACE IV Action Plan, financed through the European Union and managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB) and is designed to combine sport and good relations to maximise benefits to participants, clubs and community groups and promote peace and reconciliation.
    On the right track is perfect for clubs that are trying to: 

    • grow their membership
    • develop new partnerships locally
    • educate young people and
    • upskill local leaders to deal with current issues.

    On the Right Track! comprises of three distinct complimentary tracks – once your club has registered to take part in the programme as a whole, all three tracks will be available to you and your club members.

    Track 1 – Participation
    Track 2 – Club development
    Track 3 – Personal Development for young champions

  • Track 1 – Participation

    On the Right Track! will build lasting partnerships between sports clubs and community groups across the city. The Participation Track encourages partners to work collaboratively to deliver grass roots programmes to build resilience and encourage play within communities.

    We need partner clubs, schools and community groups to recruit and engage young people and deliver this track. 

    We will fund these partner clubs to deliver sports specific sessions for young people aged 13-16 years old, creating pathways to long-term participation and increasing the number of young people from different backgrounds who socialise and play sport together more often.

    We will use an inspiring training provider to deliver workshops in equality, diversity and inclusion to participants and coaches, making sure peace and reconciliation issues are addressed, stereotypes are challenged and relationships are formed, improving relations now and in the future.

    This is a suggested schedule for Track 1.

    On the Right Track!
    Session Content  Duration 
    Session 1 Induction to include icebreakers, baseline survey and sports session 4 hours 
    Session 2  Equality, diversity and inclusion workshops and sports session 3 hours
    Session 3 Equality, diversity ad inclusion workshops and sports session 3 hours
    Session 4 Group activity – no training needed (fun activity) 5-6 hours
    Session 5 Equality, diversity and inclusion workshops and sports session 3 hours
    Session 6 Cross border residential and evaluation 10 hours
     

     Total duration of contact

    28 hours 

  • Track 2 – Club development

    Track 2 will upskill your coaches to deal with peace and reconciliation issues as a normal part of session delivery. This track will, ensure your club is prepared for the challenges faced within a mixed membership club in Belfast. Interesting and thought provoking training and practical skills will produce coaches who are confident in addressing underlying issues that present as problem behaviours. Our training will support coaches to address sectarianism, racism and sexism, mental health and become drivers for peace building in Belfast, long after you’ve reached the end of this Track.

  • Track 3 – Personal development for young champions

    Our young champions will be young leaders or aspiring coaches aged 16 -24 years old from a community group or sports club. They will have a hunger to demonstrate and develop their leadership qualities. This track will motivate these young people to develop skills that will support their club and community to work collaboratively and deal with peace and reconciliation issues under the guidance of their club coaches and community leaders. Identifying and upskilling future leaders ensures our community has the skills required to implement change now and in the future.

  • Funding

    We are delighted to confirm that full Programming costs for On the right track! will be funded under the Peace IV programme through SEUPB to an approximate sum of £15,000 per partnership.  

  • Getting on the start line

    If this programme excites you and matches your ambition for youth programming or club development then register by requesting and returning an application form from leisure@belfastcity.gov.uk or call 028 9027 0344 to arrange a meeting with Janine Crawford.

    Once you’ve formally registered we will match your club with other groups in the programme to help build your partnership.

Contact us

For more information and advice, get in touch.

leisure@belfastcity.gov.uk

028 9027 0344

Sports Development, Cecil Ward Building, 8-10 Linenhall Street, Belfast, BT2 8BP

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