Federation of Irish Sport Annual Conference. Sport: The New Zealand Way. Grassroots to Greats - What can Ireland learn?

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Sport: The New Zealand Way

The Federation of Irish Sport is hosting its sixth Annual Conference on May 31st.This year’s event will be hosted in The Edmund Burke Theatre - Trinity College, with the theme  'Sport: The New Zealand Way. Grassroots to Greats - What can Ireland learn?’.


The event aims to give an opportunity for National Governing Bodies of Sport, the Local Sports Partnerships, government representatives, high performance coaches, community sport leaders and representatives of different businesses investing in Irish sport to share ideas, learn from expert panels, network, meet industry experts and engage in lively debate. 


The success of New Zealand in sporting terms has not alone been referenced by our Taoiseach, but also by a number of other prominent politicians.There are many similarities between our two nations. Both island nations; almost identical populations; similar climate; sports mad; huge pride in our sporting achievements; a major commitment to both participation and inclusivity. Participation in sport and recreation is part of a New Zealanders DNA - or as they put it " New Zealand wouldn't be New Zealand without sport and outdoor recreation.


So, what can Ireland learn from New Zealand?


To answer that question the Federation of Irish Sport have invited two key figures in New Zealand Sport to speak at our annual conference. The keynote address will be delivered by Peter Miskimmin, CEO of Sport New Zealand, and two time Olympian. The Federation has also invited Brendan Griffin TD, Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport with special responsibility for Tourism and Sport to open the conference on the day.


Other speakers include Geoff Barry, General Manager, Community Sport, Sport New Zealand,Sarah Keane, CEO Swim Ireland, and President of Olympic Council of Ireland, and Mary O'Connor, CEO Federation of Irish Sport.


The event will begin with registration and lunch at 1.15 pm, and the conference will commence at 2.30 pm.


This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for people volunteering, working, leading and interested in Irish Sport and physical activity to learn from the transformative work of Sport New Zealand.


Those attending the conference can access car parking in ParkRite Fleet Street, at a reduced day rate of €10 which can be validated upon registration at the conference.


This is an opportunity not to be missed #SportMatters


NOTE: Commercial Organisations that are interested in exploring sponsorship / exhibiting opportunities can get in touch by contacting Emira O'Neill on (01) 625 1155 or emira.oneill@irishsport.ie to discuss available options.




Start Date/Time:
Thu, 31 May, 2018 13:15

End Date/Time:
Thu, 31 May, 2018 17:30


Edmund Burke Theatre, Trinity College , College Green, Dublin 2


Event ID: 20442


Federation of Irish Sport