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The Stadium Community Benefits Initiative (SCBI) hosted the SCBI Sports Conference 2023 at the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park on Monday 23 January 2023.
The Sports Conference invited sports clubs from across Belfast to hear two guest speakers.
The Department for Communities, Belfast City Council and the Irish Football Association are working together to deliver the Stadium Community Benefits Initiative (SCBI) which focuses on maximising the potential of the new National Football Stadium at Windsor Park to deliver social benefits. GAA (Gaelfast) joined the partnership in 2019 with the aim to maximise the potential of Casement Park Stadium.
The initiative continues for 10 years (2016–2026) and will benefit from £150,000 per year investment. The overarching objective is to improve the quality of life now and for future generations.
Themes which will guide the implementation of the initiative’s Action Plan include:
Although football and Gaelic games are currently the main delivery sport of the initiative, we hope that other sports governing bodies will become involved in the future.
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The Stadium Community Benefits Initiative has launched a Nutritional Resource Pack.
It aims to educate athletes, coaches, and teams across all sports on the importance of nutrition to improve athletic performance.
The resource pack was developed by Daniel McIlrath, MSc Sport and Exercise Nutrition graduate supported by Dr Andrea McNeilly, Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Nutrition at Ulster University.
The resource pack has information and recipes that can be used by those taking their first steps into the world of sport, to athletes performing at the very highest level of competition.
We support this collaborative project with Department for Communities, the Irish Football Association and Gaelfast.
To get a copy of the nutrition guide, email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit irishfa.com or antrimgaagamesdevelopment.ie to download the guide.
Belfast City Council residents can take part in the coach education sessions outlined below for free or at subsidised rate (funded via SCBI). Registration is only open for the IFA Grassroots and Safeguarding programmes
|IFA-led training programmes||
IFA National Coaching Certificate
UEFA C Diploma
UEFA B Diploma
Mental Health First Aid
|Register for an IFA-led training programme (link opens in new window)|
|GAA-led training programmes||
Dermot Early Youth Leadership Programme
Volunteer Development Programme
New Horizons' Hurling and Camogie Conference
|Register for a GAA-led training programme (link opens in new window)|
Through SCBI a new walking football group in Olympia Leisure Centre was setup in 2017. The group is led by an IFA coach. New participants are always welcome and it is free to attend (funded via SCBI).
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SCBI currently supports four IFA Shooting Stars centres in Belfast.
SCBI offers the first eight weeks free for Belfast residents. For information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Irish FA Shooting Stars programme looks to create opportunities for girls (aged four to 11 years old) throughout Northern Ireland to fall in love with football.
|Girdwood Community Hub||Tuesdays||4pm - 5pm|
|Brook Leisure Centre||Wednesdays||4pm - 5pm|
|Shankill Leisure Centre||Mondays||4pm - 5pm|
|Lisnasharragh Leisure Centre||Fridays||4pm - 5pm|
Lynne Wilson, Sports Development Officer outlines the three main themes that will guide the implementation of the SCBI’s Action Plan. Local community representatives from schools, clubs and community organisations who have taken part SCBI programmes share their experience and outline how SCBI has benefited them. IFA foundation staff also outline programmes available through SCBI and invite more local people to get involved.
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For more information and advice, get in touch.
Sports Development, Cecil Ward Building, 4-10 Linenhall Street, Belfast, BT2 8BP