The Federation of Irish Sport has published its new Strategic Pan covering up until 2029.
The purpose of the organisation is stated as “To support and advocate collectively for our members, empowering them to maximise the impact of sport, recreation, and physical activity for society.”
There are three strategic pillars under which the execution of this purpose is outlined. They are the provision of effective and impactful member supports, purposeful advocacy and leadership, and the delivery of a resilient and sustainable Federation of Irish Sport.
The plan has been built up over engagement in recent months through a mix of face to face and online consultation as well as two focus groups and discussions at Board level.
With a gross added value to the economy of €3.7 Billion, Irish sport is a significant element of the economy, employing 64,000 and saving the Health Service an estimated €498 million through better levels of fitness and health.
That is an important story to tell and one of the Federation’s key roles is to do just that on behalf of the National Governing Bodies and Local Sports partnerships from which its membership is drawn.
There are eight key commitments and 30 actions outlined across the three strategic pillars to do this.
These include advocating for new funding through tax reforms and enhancing its own organisational sustainability.
The work of the Federation is highly regarded in Government circles, it recently met with Minister for Finance Micheál McGrath and will today be part of the Sport Leadership Group considering the next stage of an action plan to deliver the National Sports Policy that runs to 2027, during the lifetime of this strategic plan.
We work closely with the team through Chairing the Irish Sport Industry Awards that will be opening up for nominations in the coming months.
The Federation of Irish Sport together with its partners 2Into3, HBV Studios, Future ticketing, Ogier and the Dublin City Sport and Wellbeing Partnership are all members of the Sport for Business community.
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