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All Party Group on Sport and Physical Recreation


To ensure that sport and physical recreation has a high profile in the NI Assembly, To influence Assembly policy, to liaise with Sport NI, the governing bodies and other organisations in Northern Ireland so that each organisation will be able to keep MLAs informed on matters affecting sport and physical recreation. To promote sport and physical recreation which results in improved physical and mental health. To recognise the value of sport and physical recreation as a tool, that can affect change, across our most marginalised communities. To develop cross sectorial working with business, governing bodies, community/voluntary funders, universities and government that promotes, celebrates and collaborates through sport.

Forthcoming Meetings 

To be arranged.


Officers of the Group

Chairperson: Mike Nesbit 

Vice-Chairperson: Chris Lyttle 




Group Members


Michael McGimpsey

Mark H Durkan

Michael Copeland

Ross M Hussey

Oliver McMullan

Barry McElduff 

Daithi McKay

Stewart Dickson

Karen McKevitt

Roy Beggs


Contact Details


Mr Mike Nesbitt MLA

Room 303

Parliament Buildings


Stormont Belfast


Tel: 02890521861


Secretarial support

Ciaran Kearney

Ciaran Kearney

Northern Ireland Sports Forum

House of Sport

2A Upper Malone Road



Tel: 02890383825


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