With support from Assets Recovery Community Scheme, the Community Sports Network has been able to establish the Community Sports Support Hubs (CSS Hubs).

The CSS Hubs are an informal, structured and regular set of programmes that provide activities for ex-offenders. Participants can come and engage in various sports and activities, such as; danderball, boccia, football, dodgeball, boxing and fitness programmes throughout the week. In addition, each individual is offered mentoring and support and encouraged to recognise other potential opportunities, such as leadership qualifications or volunteering in the community.

Although still in its early stages of development, numbers of participants regularly attending is growing and referrals from key support organisations are developing.
Community Sports Network plan to continue to develop, deliver and evaluate the CSS Hub over the next two years. In 2020, through ongoing consultations with participants and support from key organisations, the plan is to have an agreed outcome based Sport for Development model of practice for ex-offenders.

Weekly Sessions:

Mondays - 1-3pm - Rosario Youth Club - Boxing
Tuesdays - 2-4pm Girdwood Community Hub - Mixture of fitness sessions
Wednesdays - 7-8:30pm - Ballysillan Boxing Club - Boxing
Fridays - 2-4pm - Lorag Street Soccer - Football

Contact Billy Boyd (Sport4Development Manager) for more details:
Tel: 02890297661


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