This morning we are pleased to launch the headline figures from the ONSIDE COVID-19 Sports Impact Monitor undertaken at the beginning of this month with Sport for Business and our membership.

We asked a variety of questions of our membership with the ambition of gaining a real sense of where we are as an industry in terms of confidence and a sense of the challenges that face us.

This morning we carry an interview between John Trainor, CEO of Onside and Rob Hartnett of Sport for Business taking a look at the headline figures.

Our sense is that Ireland is ahead of the international market in terms of the likelihood of a return to action with July or August pinned as the most likely return dates here but a more distant horizon for a return to international competition.

In the interview, we touch on the degree of confidence that the industry, as represented by almost 100 organisations across sponsors, national governing bodies, agencies and other stakeholders, has in how we will bounce back, and at what the major concerns we have as a group.

Over the coming days, we will carry more analysis of different elements of the research and we will make the full report available to all those who took part in it this Friday morning, April 17th.

It is an important piece of work which we are pleased to bring to our Members working alongside ONSIDE.


If you are a Sport for Business Member and would like to be included in future waves of the Sport for Business ONSIDE Sports Impact Monitor, get in touch with us today.

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