About Us

The Sports Forum is a voluntary association whose membership consists of 60 Governing Bodies of Sport, 20 Associate Members and 15 Individual Members with an interest in sport and physical recreation.

We are the recognised umbrella organisation for the voluntary sector of sport in Northern Ireland and act as the “Independent Voice of Voluntary Sport in Northern Ireland”.

Almost every organised sport and recreation in Northern Ireland has its own governing or representative body – organisations like the GAA, NI Darts Association and the Ulster Federation of Rambling Clubs.

The Board, elected every two (2) years, meets regularly to consider matters of common interest and concern to the membership and to discharge the Forum’s advocacy, communication, enabling and consultative roles on their behalf.

We are an Associate Organiser of the ‘Belfast Telegraph Sports Awards’ and a registered company with charitable status (company Reg. Number: NI10440).

We are represented on:

  • Confederation of British Sport
  • Countryside Access and Activities Network
  • Disability Sports NI
  • Sports Dispute Resolution Panel and
  • BT Sports Awards
  • Sport Matters Monitoring and Implementation Groups
  • by invitation, appoints representatives to committees and other bodies.