Welcome to Sport 4 Development Ireland

This website is a dedicated Irish portal and online presence to promote and raise awareness of the field of ‘Sport for Development’ in Ireland and internationally. This field of work, which has a number of names, is simply where sport is deliberately used as a tool to achieve others objectives (health, social etc.) and is not merely an end in itself.

To discover more about the concept of  “Sport for Development” and the unique connection that Ireland has to this field, please see our “About Us” Section.

Latest News:

  • The Closure of the UNOSDP: What now for Sport for Development?
    The Closure of the UNOSDP: What now for Sport for Development?
    Following the announcement of closure of the United Nations Office for Sport for Development on May 4th 2017, the future of Sport for the Development seems in doubt. Very little information about the sudden closure has thus far been released, but according to Stéphane Dujarric, spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres: “The Secretary-General has agreed with the President of the Internat ...
  • World Children’s Day 2017 – The Role of Sport in Improving Children’s Lives
    World Children’s Day 2017 – The Role of Sport in Improving Children’s Lives
    Why the Benefits of Children’s Involvement in Sport go Far Beyond the Physical What is ‘World Children’s Day’? World Children’s Day was officially established in 1954 by the United Nations to promote and celebrate international togetherness & awareness among children worldwide, along with highlighting the need to improve children’s welfare and happiness on a ...
  • The Irish Blind Tennis Team Celebrate International Success
    The Irish Blind Tennis Team Celebrate International Success
    The Irish Blind Tennis Team are celebrating a fantastic result at the IBTA’s Tournament in Spain. The eight members of the Irish Blind Tennis team have proven themselves as the rising stars of International Blind/Vision Impaired tennis following great successes at the International Blind Tennis Association’s Championship in Alicante, Spain. The results speak for themselves: Willem Roode came ...

 

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