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About Sports

Sport & Ethnic communities
Sport has been indentified as one of the best methods of engaging diverse commuities in positive interaction. Since its inception, CIP has used Sports activities to develop its social network and the experience has developed a range of inclusive activities that have contributed to social cohesion.    



Sport development principles

• Develop interest groups among ethnic minorities communities
• Deliver taster sport projects
• Identify potential leaders among teams and communities
• Develop groups/clubs and assist their growth
• Indentify Training opportunities
• Signpost individuals & teams to local clubs
• Link with sport governing bodies   
 CIP has been instrumental in developing sport's activities for the New Communities in Craigavon.

LITHUANIAN -  Baskeball is  the most popular sport in Lithuania. After a group of local Lithuanian basketball players were identified, they were supported in forming the Craigavon Lithuanian Basketball Team  and  train most Saturday evenings at Goodyear Sports Club in Lurgan. The team now play in the Ulster Basketball league. For further info contact Rimgaudas tel 07706554191

 POLISH - A group of Polish basketball players commenced train at Richill Leisure Centre and Portadown Presbyterian Sports Hall , New players are welcomed. Contact the CIP office for more info. 

FILIPINO - The Craigavon Philipino Basketball team  has been in existance for several years.