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Northern Ireland Sports Forum Background

The Central Council of Physical Recreation (CCPR) was formed in London in 1935.

Its executive work was extended to Northern Ireland in 1949 and in 1955 a Northern Ireland Section was formed.

The staff, assets, goodwill and executive work of the CCPR (NI) were transferred to Sport NI in 1974.

The Northern Ireland Section of the CCPR became The Northern Ireland Council of Physical Recreation (NICPR) and continued in existence,following the transfer of its assets, to provide for a democratic organisation available for consultative purposes and capable of representing independently the common interests of voluntary sports organisations.

In 1997 the NICPR was renamed the Northern Ireland Sports Forum and exists to protect promote and provide for members.

Our membership encompasses activities from the major spectator sports like rugby, football and golf, through to judo and swimming, right across to yoga and fitness. In fact, there is barely a recognised sport or activity in the Province which is not affiliated to the Sports Forum, with member organisations drawn from right across the sector.

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