Find a Sports Star – Are you Belfast’s next global sports champion?
Find a Sports Star is a 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, is open to young people aged 8 – 16 and is partnered by Commonwealth Games NI.
Sports clubs involved will conduct sports sessions with an aim of signposting youths into their mainstream sports squads for future Youth Games including potentially the Belfast Commonwealth Games being hosted in Belfast in 2021.
- disability sports of Boccia and wheelchair basketball.
More sports will be added in due course
Find a Sports Star talent sessions will be held at the following locations:
|Thursday 15 February||Avoniel Leisure Centre||10am – 12 noon|
|Thursday 15 February||Whiterock Leisure Centre||2pm – 4pm|
|Friday 16 February||Olympia Leisure Centre||10am – 12 noon|
|Friday 16 February||Ballysillan Leisure Centre||2pm – 4pm|
Please arrive 30 minutes before for registration.
Venues and times are subject to change.
Applicants attending the assessment day will be tested on their physical abilities. Those competitors who show good potential will then be invited to a Phase two assessment day where they will be tested on their physical, technical and psychological attributes and more specifically on their ability and skill acquisition in major tournament conditions.
If you have any queries please email Ryan Haire, Sports Development Officer email@example.com
Belfast City Council is investing £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. Each sport will have a Sports Star Champion following the talent search and squad training sessions from February to April 2018.
Our leisure operator, GLL (Better brand) who have day to day operational management of Belfast Leisure Centres will also support the initiative through their GLL Sport Foundation and training memberships to support young athletes in Belfast to develop their potential and achieve sporting success.
Find a Sports Star video – https://youtu.be/2yxf8s9eUFM
The Commonwealth Youth Games
For more information visit www.nicgc.org