Project Title: Promoting Equality, Tackling Poverty and Social Exclusion through Sport (PETPSE) Phase II

Funder: Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure

Amount funded: £113,000

Dates: Project delivered January 2016 – March 2016

Project aim:

To make the involvement in sport more accessible to females and those with disabilities, focussing on those from deprived areas and those that traditionally do not take part.

Key achievements:

An emphasis was placed on connecting with underrepresented groups and people from areas of deprivation and embedding them in long term sporting structures that promote personal, social and educational development. Overall, 1645 participants engaged with the female and disability participation programmes, resulting in the creation of 12 new female (U12) teams, 135 new female club players and 21 new disability club players.

5 new community gyms were also established as a platform for promoting health, wellbeing and capacity building opportunities throughout local communities.

The project was a great success, engaging a significant number of people and providing long term opportunities for sustained participation in sport and exercise.

End of project showcase event at Enniskillen RFC. The Club also launched their new community gym, funded as part of this project.


For more information, contact David Johnston (Funding Manager) david.johnston@ulsterrugby.com.