25.10.2023

NI Apprenticeship Awards ๐Ÿ†

NI Apprenticeship Awards - Community Sports Network (1)

We're delighted to be in attendance at the NI Apprenticeship Awards this evening as finalists in the Diversity and Inclusion & Training Provider/Programme of the Year categories for the work of our Active Mentoring programme๐Ÿ˜
Nadia and Ciara are there for us this evening. Both are previous participants and interns with us and now enjoy their roles as Sport4Development coaches at CSN!

NI Apprenticeship Awards - Community Sports Network

18.10.2023

Boccia success ๐Ÿ”ด๐Ÿ”ตโšช

Well done to our groups from Towell House Residential Home who participated in a Boccia Tournament yesterday at the Spectrum Centre!๐Ÿ˜

11.10.2023

Toiletries for our Danderballers

Thanks to Gail from Asda Larne for providing support in the form of hygiene bags for the Larne Danderball group. They also previously assisted with sustainability through covering venue hire costs over the months of August and Septemberโšฝ๏ธ

Larne Danderball
Larne Danderball

28.09.2023

Older & Active - Cookstown

We'll be back in Cookstown this Friday for the return of our Older & Active Seniors programme. Whether you or someone you know is looking for some physical activity or just a wee chat and a cuppaโ˜•
Come along and enjoy the craic!
Thanks to Clanmil Housing Association

Up & Active - Cookstown

18.09.2023

Larne Danderball continues to grow โšฝ

Great turnout as always this morning at our Larne Danderball group. โšฝ๏ธ
With many from CALA Walking Football Club in attendance.
Remember, these sessions are open to anyone over 50 who wants to try walking football in their senior years!
Contact us for more information
#Active #Empowered #Connected

15.09.2023

Innovation in Sports Development

The European Sport Management Conference 2023

The European Sport Management Conference 2023 has been taking place in Belfast this week. Community Sports Network was delighted to take part in the Innovation in Sport for Development and Peace workshop.
It was great to be surrounded by so many like minded individuals from around the globe who like us, see the power that sport can play in community developmentโšฝ๏ธ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‰

The European Sport Management Conference 2023

10.09.2023

Growing the game in Northern Ireland ๐Ÿˆ

Our first session with another American Football Club in Northern Ireland took place this week. We are delighted to introduce our latest collaboration with NI Razorbacks Football. Touchdowns were scored, tags were made and a lot of fun was had as new youngSTARS got their first taste of what the sport of JAGTAG has to offer at the Razorback's family fun day.

08.09.2023

Thanks Ben ๐Ÿ‘

Weโ€™d like to give our best wishes to Ben as he leaves us upon the completion of his Rank Foundation internship to travel to Wales to study. Ben has shown great progression in his year with us and developed into a well rounded facilitator who adapted to working with a variety of age groups and abilities.
Thanks Ben and good luck!

Ben McConnell - Community Sports Network
Ben McConnell - Community Sports Network
Ben McConnell - Community Sports Network

13.07.2023

What makes a HERO? ๐Ÿ’

Last week we were privileged to work with the HEROS Hockey project.
The senior group channeled their inner filmmaker as they wrote, directed, recorded and produced a video to document the 'Journey of a HERO'

04.07.2023

Smiley faces all round ๐Ÿ˜

Greenisland BOOST Camp this week. Kids aged 5-11 trying all new sports ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ”ด๐Ÿ
That's what summer's all about
#Active #Empowered #Connected

BOOST Camp Greenisland

29.06.2023

Another string to the CSN bow ๐Ÿน ๐ŸŽ“

After the excitement of yesterday's event, our facilitators were back to their Level 2 in Youth Work qualification today.
Thanks to Youth Action Northern Ireland for hosting and delivering such an interactive course this week๐Ÿ‘Œ

Level 2 Youth Work Course
Level 2 Youth Work Course
Level 2 Youth Work Course
Level 2 Youth Work Course

28.06.2023

The Jag's are in town ๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿˆ

As the official delivery partner of JAGTAG in Northern Ireland, Community Sports Network worked alongside Jaguars UK to create a community event that allowed primary school children to meet 3 of the NFL's current stars; Devin Lloyd, Jamal Agnew and Josh Allen.

The night before the community event the 3 players took part in a Q&A workshop hosted by Sky Sports NFL at the MAC in Belfast city centre where American football fans from Ireland attended and got to ask the guys everything they want to know about life as an NFL star.

Then, an incredible day at the community event took place. Devin, Josh and Jamal were great with our school kids and joined in with lot's of fun drills and games๐Ÿˆ
It's great to see the commitment that the Jags have to growing the game here and hopefully it inspired the youngsters too๐Ÿ‘Œ

Thanks to the Belfast Knights and Causeway Giants for their support at the event and beyond.

#DUUUVAL

23.06.2023

Active Mentoring - Work Experience

Well done to our recent work experience students Harrison, Ellis, Emma, Garrett and Chris. The guys were a great help to our facilitators and gained experience of coaching sports to a wide range of age groups and abilities.
You know where we are if you need anything guys๐Ÿ‘

Active Mentoring
Active Mentoring

16.06.2023

Men's Health Week 2023

As part of Community Sports Network's continued support for Men's Health Week, we hosted a Danderball tournament and health fayre at Avoniel Leisure Centre. The day was a great success with around 75 participant's spread across 7 teams competing in friendly competition throughout the day.
Halfway through the tournament we took a break from play to head up to the health fayre. This consisted of health professionals and local community representatives who were on hand to provide quick health screening tests and signpost participants to further information on any health questions they may have.
Thank you to all who supported the event.

Health Fayre
Health Fayre
Health Fayre
Health Fayre
Danderball
Danderball
Health Fayre
Health Fayre
Danderball
Health Fayre
Danderball

02.06.2023

Touchdown in sunny Belfast ๐Ÿˆ๐ŸŒž

Brilliant conditions today for our JAGTAG schools round robin event played at the home of the Belfast Knights! ๐Ÿˆ๐ŸŒž
Euston Street, Orangefield, & Harding Memorial Primary School's showed off their recently acquired American football skills in friendly matches against each other.
The event was staged at the home of the Belfast Knights at Malone Rugby Club where we will be running a JAGTAG programme for 10-12 year old's on Sunday 11th June & Sunday 25th June.

Sign your child up now by contacting marketing@communitysportsnetwork.org

Who knows, we might have just seen the next Trevor Lawrence!

JAGTAG in Belfast

09.05.2023

Return of the BOOST โšฝ๏ธ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿ

BOOST Camp Greenisland 2023

Our BOOST Camps are back again this summer and this time we are bringing it to Greenisland ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Get your kids booked in for 3 days of action packed sporting activity in July!

Monday 24th July - Wednesday 26th July
9:30 - 13:00
Greenisland Football Club

Offer:
1 child: ยฃ30
2nd child: ยฃ25
3rd child +: ยฃ20

Be quick, as spaces are limited! ๐Ÿ‘‡

Email johnnymcc@communitysportsnetwork.org for a booking form

21.04.2023

Caring Breaks Wednesday's

Another great Wednesday night session with the Caring Breaks group!
We played lots of team games and held mini competitions and had such a great time doing it!

Up & Active
Up & Active
Up & Active

17.04.2023

Internship opportunity ๐Ÿ‘‡

Coaching Multi-Sports

Applications are now open for our 2023/24 internship positions.
Become part of our vibrant team of facilitators and take the next step in your career development.

Visit the Active Mentoring page of our website for an application form:
www.communitysportsnetwork.org/active-mentoring/

16.04.2023

A weekend to remember ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ‘

A weekend to remember for our Sport4Development Facilitators Emma and Ciara, with Emma winning coach of the year on Friday evening, and Antrim LGFA being crowned National League Divison 4 champions today for the very first time๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ‘
Well done girls!

Emma wins Coach of the Year
Emma & Ciara win Div 4

12.04.2023

Active Outdoors ๐Ÿ›ถ๐Ÿšตโ€โ™€๏ธ

It was great to meet such a motivated group of young people conquering fears and embracing new challenges over at Belfast Activity Centre today! ๐Ÿ›ถ๐Ÿšตโ€โ™€๏ธ

Biking
Canoeing
Archery
Group photo at BAC

30.03.2023

When generations meet ๐Ÿค

Intergenerational morning between Greenisland FC's Cuppa Club and Silverstream Primary School and Nursery Unit where they enjoyed question time and Boccia activities!

Intergenerational activities
Intergenerational activities
Intergenerational activities
Intergenerational activities

21.03.2023

Annual General Meetingโœ…

Thanks to everyone who attended our Annual General Meeting today at the Malone Lodge Hotel in Belfast. It was great to showcase everything Community Sports Network has to offer and hear the stories from impacted by the work that we do.

CSN Stats 2022/23
Older & Active
Educate & Activate
CSN AGM 2023
Active Life

11.03.2023

Munch Club recognition

Our Munch Club programme was nominated for the Healthy Lifestyle category at the Belfast Sports Awards last night. Here's Peter and Danny attending the ceremony at the City Hall last night.
Congratulations to all the nominees and winners๐Ÿ‘

Belfast Sports Awards

10.03.2023

Snow. What snow?๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ

Perfect conditions in Larne today for our Sports Leaders group at the Larne High School Sports Academy. Putting their cricketing skills to the test with Adam, from Cricket Ireland๐Ÿโ˜€๏ธ

Cricket Skills
Cricket Skills
Cricket Skills

08.03.2023

IWD 2023

Happy International Women's Day to everyone that follow's our social media. In particular, a big shout out to all our fabulous women facilitators and participants! Have a great day! ๐Ÿฅณ

Coaching
Coaching Multi-Sports

23.02.2023

Great session with Headway in Northern Ireland at their Monkstown site!

Boccia with Headway and CSN
Boccia with Headway and CSN
Boccia with Headway and CSN

20.02.2023

Larne host NI Over 60s โšฝ

Today our Larne Danderball site hosted a friendly against the NI Over 60s Walking football team. A great experience for our group who have only been established for just over a year. Losing the first match and drawing the second! โšฝ
Thanks to the NI team for coming down!

#Active #Empowered #Connected #WalkingFootball

18.02.2023

Winter League Season wrapped for another strong year ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ

We would like to thank our staff Emma Kelly, Seamus McKenna and Ciara Brown for making it a successful event as always. ๐Ÿฅ‡
A massive thank you to all the parents and young people that dedicated themselves to weeks of cold competitive Saturdays.
Hope you have enjoyed it as much as us!

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Winter League 2023 (20)
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โ„๏ธ๐Ÿ ๐–๐ˆ๐๐“๐„๐‘ ๐‹๐„๐€๐†๐”๐„ <๐Ÿ๐Ÿ” ๐…๐ˆ๐๐€๐‹ ๐Ÿโ„๏ธ

๐‘ช๐’–๐’‘: ๐‘ฎ๐’๐’“๐’• ๐‘ต๐’‚ ๐‘ด๐’๐’๐’‚
๐‘บ๐’‰๐’Š๐’†๐’๐’…: ๐‘ฉ๐’‚๐’๐’๐’š๐’Ž๐’†๐’๐’‚
๐‘ท๐’๐’‚๐’•๐’†: ๐‘น๐’๐’”๐’”๐’‚

๐‘จ๐’๐’ ๐‘บ๐’•๐’‚๐’“๐’” ๐Ÿ’ซ
๐‘บ๐’• ๐‘ท๐’‚๐’–๐’๐’”: ๐‘ฌ๐’“๐’Š๐’
๐‘บ๐’• ๐‘ฉ๐’“๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’Š๐’…๐’”: ๐‘ฑ๐’๐’‚๐’๐’๐’‚
๐‘ฉ๐’“๐’†๐’…๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’‰: ๐‘จ๐’Ž๐’š
๐‘ณ๐’‚๐’Ž๐’‰ ๐‘ซ๐’‰๐’†๐’‚๐’“๐’ˆ: ๐‘น๐’‰๐’†๐’‚
๐‘ช๐’๐’๐’Š๐’ ๐‘ฎ๐’‚๐’†๐’๐’”: ๐‘ด๐’Š๐’‚
๐‘จ๐’ˆ๐’‰๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’‚๐’๐’๐’๐’: ๐‘ฒ๐’‚๐’•๐’š
๐‘ฎ๐’๐’“๐’• ๐’๐’‚ ๐‘ด๐’๐’๐’‚: ๐‘บ๐’†๐’‚๐’๐’‚
๐‘บ๐’• ๐‘ฑ๐’๐’‰๐’๐’”: ๐‘บ๐’‚๐’“๐’‚๐’‰
๐‘น๐’๐’”๐’”๐’‚: ๐‘ฏ๐’‚๐’๐’๐’‚๐’‰
๐‘ถ๐’Š๐’”๐’Š๐’๐’”: ๐‘ฒ๐’Š๐’†๐’“๐’‚
๐‘ฉ๐’‚๐’๐’๐’š๐’Ž๐’†๐’๐’‚: ๐‘ด๐’‚๐’“๐’Š๐’‚
๐‘ช๐’๐’‚๐’ ๐’๐’‚ ๐‘ฎ๐’‚๐’†๐’: ๐‘ฌ๐’๐’๐’‚
๐‘บ๐’• ๐‘ฎ๐’‚๐’๐’๐’”: ๐‘ต๐’Š๐’‚๐’Ž๐’‰
๐‘จ๐’“๐’…๐’๐’š๐’๐’†: ๐‘ฌ๐’—๐’†
๐‘ต๐’‚๐’๐’Ž๐’‰ ๐‘ฌ๐’‚๐’๐’๐’‚: ๐‘ถ๐’“๐’๐’‚
๐‘บ๐’• ๐‘ช๐’๐’Ž๐’ˆ๐’‚๐’๐’๐’”: ๐‘บ๐’‰๐’‚๐’๐’๐’๐’
๐‘ป๐’Š๐’“ ๐’๐’‚ ๐‘ต๐’๐’ˆ: ๐‘ถ๐’“๐’๐’‚
๐‘จ๐’๐’…๐’†๐’“๐’ˆ๐’“๐’๐’—๐’†: ๐‘ด๐’†๐’‚๐’—๐’†

โ„๏ธ๐Ÿ ๐–๐ˆ๐๐“๐„๐‘ ๐‹๐„๐€๐†๐”๐„ <๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’ ๐…๐ˆ๐๐€๐‹ ๐Ÿโ„๏ธ

๐‘ช๐’–๐’‘: ๐‘จ๐’“๐’…๐’๐’š๐’๐’†
๐‘บ๐’‰๐’Š๐’†๐’๐’…: ๐‘ต๐’‚๐’๐’Ž๐’‰ ๐‘ฌ๐’‚๐’๐’๐’‚
๐‘ท๐’๐’‚๐’•๐’†: ๐‘บ๐’• ๐‘ฉ๐’“๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’Š๐’…๐’”

๐‘จ๐’๐’ ๐‘บ๐’•๐’‚๐’“๐’” ๐Ÿ’ซ
๐‘บ๐’• ๐‘ท๐’‚๐’–๐’โ€™๐’” : ๐‘จ๐’Š๐’Ž๐’†๐’†
๐‘จ๐’“๐’…๐’๐’š๐’๐’† : ๐‘ฉ๐’†๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’๐’š
๐‘ณ๐’‚๐’Ž๐’‰ ๐‘ซ๐’‰๐’†๐’‚๐’“๐’ˆ : ๐‘ฎ๐’“๐’‚๐’„๐’†
๐‘บ๐’• ๐‘ช๐’๐’Ž๐’ˆ๐’‚๐’๐’๐’” : ๐‘ด๐’š๐’‚
๐‘น๐’๐’”๐’”๐’‚ : ๐‘ถ๐’๐’Š๐’—๐’Š๐’‚
๐‘ท๐’†๐’‚๐’“๐’”๐’†๐’” : ๐‘ช๐’‚๐’”๐’†๐’š
๐‘บ๐’• ๐‘ฉ๐’“๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’Š๐’…๐’” : ๐‘ฌ๐’“๐’Š๐’
๐‘บ๐’• ๐‘ฎ๐’‚๐’๐’๐’” : ๐‘จ๐’๐’Š๐’‡๐’†
๐‘ป๐’Š๐’“ ๐’๐’‚ ๐‘ต๐’๐’ˆ : ๐‘ฌ๐’๐’๐’Š๐’†
๐‘ช๐’“๐’†๐’ˆ๐’ˆ๐’‚๐’ : ๐‘ฌ๐’“๐’Š๐’
๐‘ณ๐’‚๐’๐’„๐’‰๐’“๐’‚ : ๐‘ฑ๐’†๐’”๐’”๐’Š๐’„๐’‚
๐‘ฎ๐’๐’“๐’• ๐’๐’‚ ๐‘ด๐’๐’๐’‚ : ๐‘จ๐’ƒ๐’ƒ๐’š
๐‘ต๐’‚๐’๐’Ž๐’‰ ๐‘ฌ๐’‚๐’๐’๐’‚ : ๐‘จ๐’๐’๐’Š๐’†
๐‘ฉ๐’‚๐’๐’๐’š๐’Ž๐’†๐’๐’‚ : ๐‘จ๐’ƒ๐’Š
๐‘ซ๐’‚๐’—๐’Š๐’•๐’•๐’” : ๐‘บ๐’๐’‘๐’‰๐’Š๐’†
๐‘ช๐’๐’‚๐’ ๐’๐’‚ ๐‘ฎ๐’‚๐’†๐’ :
๐‘ฑ๐’†๐’”๐’”๐’Š๐’„๐’‚ ๐‘จ๐’๐’…๐’†๐’“๐’ˆ๐’“๐’๐’—๐’† : ๐‘ณ๐’–๐’„๐’š

10.02.2023

Quick stepping into 2023 โšฝ๏ธ

We held a round robin tournament between our three Danderball sites of Avoniel, Shankill and Larne as well as an appearance from the Carrick group who collaborate with our Larne site most weeks! โšฝ๏ธ
As always, there was friendly competition which saw Shankill run out winners on goal difference before some social refreshments afterwardsโ˜•๏ธ With around 30 participants, well done to all involved! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Danderball
Danderball

08.02.2023

Well done to our SheerSKILL coaches of the future ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

Young Leaders Coaching (7)
Young Leaders Coaching (3)
Young Leaders Coaching (6)
Group Photo with kids
Young Leaders Coaching (4)

6th year students from Girls Model, Glengormley Integrated College and Trinity hosted a celebration event for the Primary school children of St. Bernard's and Our Lady's, Deanby to finish off their Sport Leaders qualification which they have worked together to achieve over the last number of weeks!

Thanks to Clanmil Housing Association and T:BUC for their support of this programme!

21.12.2022

Another busy Autumn and Winter period for Community Sports Network has come to an end as Christmas closes in.
Take a few minutes to enjoy the latest edition of CSN News and find out what weโ€™ve been up to over the last 3 months!

CSN News Issue 32
CSN News Issue 32
CSN News Issue 32
CSN News Issue 32
CSN News Issue 32
CSN News Issue 32
CSN News Issue 32
CSN News Issue 32

30.10.2022

GOOD LUCK JAGS!

6th year students from Girls Model, Glengormley Integrated College and Trinity hosted a celebration event for the Primary school children of St. Bernard's and Our Lady's, Deanby to finish off their Sport Leaders qualification which they have worked together to achieve over the last number of weeks!

Thanks to Clanmil Housing Association and T:BUC for their support of this programme!

As exclusive delivery partners of JAGTAG in Northern Ireland, Community Sports Network staff and participants have a good luck message for the Jacksonville Jaguars ahead of their showdown in London on Sunday!
#DUUUVAL

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