Our Community Sport Support Hubs are one of our flagship programmes. The Hubs aim to provide opportunities for ex-offenders to link into sports and activity opportunities. The Hubs are used a part of a holistic programme around rehabilitation. Our Hubs run weekly throughout the year at various sites across Belfast. Weekly the Hubs offer Boxing, Circuits, Gym Training, Football and upskilling courses to participants.
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.
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.
Contact Billy Boyd (Sport4Development Manager) for more details: