Community Sports Hubs (CSHs)
What is a CSH?
Community Sports and Physical Activity Hubs (CSHs) project is a collection of progressive sports clubs and other local organisations that want to work together to improve sport offered in their local community. The Hubs provide information, support and advice on a wide range of sports and physical activities to make it easier for people in disadvantaged areas to engage in a more active lifestyle.
The intended impact of a CSH is to increase the number of people of all ages participating in sport and physical activity in their communities, with a specific focus on adolescents/young people.
All activity taking place in the CSH is centred around community participation. This includes developing and strengthening linkages between the community, sports clubs and other physical activity groups.
CSHs operate within the existing structure of Local Sports Partnerships (LSPs) which operate under the remit of Sport Ireland. Aims: -
- Provision of a pathway for Sport and Physical Activity
- Well-trained people to develop the capacity of local sport
- Creation of strong organisations
- Provision of quality facilities.
As such, the intended impact of a CSH is to increase the number of people of all ages participating in sport and physical activity in their communities, with a specific focus on adolescents/young people.
Mayo Sports Partnership involvement?
Mayo Sports Partnership currently hosts two CSHs. Ballyhaunis Sports Hub which is in year 5 and Ballinrobe Sports Hub which has just entered year 3.