Sport and Good Relations

This programme is designed to challenge attitudes towards sectarianism and racism within a sporting context. This accredited programme is designed to build the capacity of coaches and community workers engaged in a range of sports and sports related community relations work to address good relations issues with a focus on sectarianism and racism. The programme is informed by an explicit, ingrained good relations ethos that is embedded in all aspects of planning and delivery of which this award will form a key part.

 Unit 1 Sport and Identity

This session addresses the categories of sport on the island if Ireland whether ‘Irish’, ‘British’ or ‘global’ and their relationship to individual and group identity.

Unit 2 Prejudice  and Discrimination

This session looks at the themes of prejudice and discrimination as cultural attitudes and political practices that rests on negative stereotypes about social groups.

Unit 3 Good relations as anti-sectarianism

This session will address the historical, political & cultural context of sectarianism and the difficulties in addressing it in a sporting context.

Unit 4 Good relations as anti-racism

This session will address the historical, political & cultural context of racism and the difficulties in addressing it in a sporting context.