Local Sports Partnerships
Every day in communities across the country, Sport Ireland through its network of Local Sports Partnerships helps people to get active and removes barriers to sport and physical activity.
The network is made up of 29 Local Sports Partnerships (LSPs) who are passionate about getting Ireland physically active, involved in sport and ensuring everyone in the community has the chance to be included.
Working with trusted professionals and valued volunteers the LSP network engages communities across the country to deliver inclusive, impactful and sustainable opportunities tailored to local needs, getting Ireland more physically active, involved in sport and improving the mental and physical health of the nation.
The opportunities LSPs create to engage in physical activity and sport are inclusive and available to all abilities.
In 2020 over 340,000 people from communities across Ireland took part in sport and physical activity opportunities organised by Local Sports Partnerships. These impactful opportunities make people’s lives better, creating a positive legacy that can last a lifetime.
Sport Ireland and the LSPs believe in the value of sport and physical activity, our work together is a powerful force in transforming communities and the lives of the people who live in them.
What are the LSPs?
There is a network of 29 Local Sports Partnerships across Ireland. These LSPs undertake a wide range of actions with the aim of increasing sport and physical activity participation levels in their local communities. These actions are grouped within four outcome areas:
- Working to develop clubs, coaches and volunteers and supporting partnerships between local sports clubs, community based organisations and sector agencies.
- Creating great opportunities for access to training and education in relation to sports and physical activity provision
- Provision of targeted programmes, events and initiatives to increase physical activity and sport participation
- Providing information about sport and physical activity to create awareness and access.