The Northern Ireland Sports Forum along with eight other sporting organisations have received awards reflecting their commitment to tackling inequality.

The Sports Forum and Disability Sports NI were both awarded the Preliminary Level of the Equality Standard: A Framework for Sport.

Seven organisations, including Swim Ulster, Ulster Tennis; Ulster GAA; Ulster Camogie; Table Tennis Ulster; CANI and Athletics NI all received awards for achieving the Foundation level of the Standard.

Reflecting on the achievement, Chief Executive of Sport Northern Ireland, Antoinette McKeown, said, “The Equality Standard provides our local sporting organisations with the adequate support to open sport up to all sections of the community.

I am delighted that these organisations have engaged with equality, both within their internal structure and processes, and in the form of developing actions and initiatives which encourage participation in sport by everyone”.

For further information please visit the Equality in Sport website by clicking here or contact Edel Cosgrove on 02890 383 882.

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