Sport: The New Zealand Way

Grassroots to Greats : What can Ireland Learn?

Federation of Irish Sport Annual Conference 2018

Date : 31st May 2018
Venue : The Burke Theatre – Trinity College, Dublin 2
Time : 1.15pm – 5.30pm

The Federation of Irish Sport is hosting its sixth Annual Conference on May 31st.This year’s event will be hosted in The Edmund Burke Theatre – Trinity College, with the theme ‘Sport: The New Zealand Way. Grassroots to Greats – What can Ireland learn?’.

The event aims to give an opportunity for National Governing Bodies of Sport, the Local Sports Partnerships, government representatives, high performance coaches, community sport leaders and representatives of different businesses investing in Irish sport to share ideas, learn from expert panels, network, meet industry experts and engage in lively debate.

The success of New Zealand in sporting terms has not alone been referenced by our Taoiseach, but also by a number of other prominent politicians.There are many similarities between our two nations. Both island nations; almost identical populations; similar climate; sports mad; huge pride in our sporting achievements; a major commitment to both participation and inclusivity. Participation in sport and recreation is part of a New Zealanders DNA – or as they put it ” New Zealand wouldn’t be New Zealand without sport and outdoor recreation.

So, what can Ireland learn from New Zealand?

To answer that question the Federation of Irish Sport have invited two key figures in New Zealand Sport to speak at our annual conference. The keynote address will be delivered by Peter Miskimmin, CEO of Sport New Zealand, and two time Olympian. The Federation has also invited Brendan Griffin TD, Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport with special responsibility for Tourism and Sport to open the conference on the day.

Other speakers include Geoff Barry, General Manager, Community Sport, Sport New Zealand,Sarah Keane, CEO Swim Ireland, and President of Olympic Council of Ireland, and Mary O’Connor, CEO Federation of Irish Sport.

The event will begin with registration and lunch at 1.15 pm, and the conference will commence at 2.30 pm.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for people volunteering, working, leading and interested in Irish Sport and physical activity to learn from the transformative work of Sport New Zealand.

Those attending the conference can access car parking in ParkRite Fleet Street, at a reduced day rate of €10 which can be validated upon registration at the conference.

This is an opportunity not to be missed #SportMatters

NOTE: Commercial Organisations that are interested in exploring sponsorship / exhibiting opportunities can get in touch by contacting Emira O’Neill on (01) 625 1155 or emira.oneill@irishsport.ie to discuss available options.

Social Media Competition Terms and Conditions
  1. The promoter is Irish Sport Matters Ltd (company no.537179) whose registered office is at Irish Sport HQ, National Sports Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15.
  2. This Social Media competition is organised by the Federation of Irish Sport (the “Federation”), Irish Sport HQ, National Sports Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15
  3. The competition is open to residents of the Republic of Ireland aged 18 years or over except employees of the Federation of Irish Sport and their close relatives and anyone otherwise connected with the organisation.
  4. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
  5. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  6. This competition is being run simultaneously on Facebook and Twitter.
  7. Only one entry will be accepted per person. Multiple entries from the same person will be disqualified.
  8. Closing date for entry will be Tuesday May 22nd 2018 at 3pm. After this date no further entries to the competition will be permitted. All entries for this competition must be completed and uploaded via specified entry method as per point 12 below by 3pm, Tuesday, May 22nd 2018
  9. Entry deadlines may be extended at the discretion of the Federation.
  10. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
  11. The rules of the competition and how to enter are as follows: To enter on Facebook you must have liked/followed our Facebook page. Entrants must like the post re the competition and comment on which speaker they are most looking forward to hearing on the day. To enter on Twitter, entrants must be following @iresport and like and retweet the tweet re the competition.
  12. The Federation of Irish Sport reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, or any other event outside of the Federation of Irish Sports control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the Federation of Irish Sport staff.
  13. The Federation of Irish Sport is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.
  14. The prize is as follows: 2 free tickets to the Federation of Irish Sport Annual Conference in Trinity College’s Edmund Burke Theatre on Thursday May 31st 2018.
  15. The prize is as stated and no cash or other alternatives will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prize is subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.
  16. The Federation of Irish Sport will run the competition and decide on the winner, which will be picked at random from all complete entries via Twitter and Facebook.
  17. The winner will be notified by email and/or DM on Twitter/Facebook and/or letter within 1 day of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or does not claim the prize within 3 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.
  18. The Federation of Irish Sport will notify the winner when and where the prize can be collected / is delivered.
  19. The Federation of Irish Sports decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  20. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  21. These rules and regulations will be subject to the laws of Republic of Ireland.
  22. If any dispute arises in connection with this social media competition (Facebook and Twitter) the parties in dispute will attempt to settle it by recourse to the services of a mediator agreed between them or nominated for the purpose by Just Sport Ireland at the request of any of them. Any such request shall be deemed an invitation to the mediator so nominated to submit for the consideration of the parties in dispute a form of agreement to govern such mediation, within 10 days of his or her nomination. If a mediation agreement is signed within a further 14 days, the mediation will be conducted in accordance with that agreement. Until the expiry, of that 14 day period, no party may commence any arbitration proceedings in connection with the dispute in accordance with the JSI Arbitration Rules. Thereafter, the procedure provided for in this clause shall not restrict the ability of any party to commence arbitration proceedings, whether or not mediation is underway provided always that the arbitration shall take place in accordance with the JSI Arbitration Rules. Costs of using JSI services will be shared in equal amounts between parties.
  23. The Federation of Irish Sport reserves the right to withdraw an entry from the competition at any time if the entry is deemed inappropriate for any reason. The Federation of Irish Sports decision is final.
  24. The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material, as well as their entry. If the entrant wins the competition it grants permission to the Federation of Irish Sport to use any photographs, video, sound, written or other material as it sees fit and without restriction.
  25. The person named on the entry form will be the used as the point of contact by the Federation of Irish Sport. If the name of the nominated contact person changes, the Federation of Irish Sport must be contacted immediately.
  26. Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.
  27. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Network. You are providing your information to the Federation of Irish Sport and not to any other party.
  28. The Federation of Irish Sports decision as to those able to take part and selection of winners is final. No correspondence relating to the competition will be entered into.
  29. The entrant must be following @iresport on Twitter and have liked/followed the Federation of Irish Sports Facebook page in order to enter.
  30. The Federation of Irish Sport shall have the right, at its sole discretion and at any time, to change or modify these terms and conditions, such change shall be effective immediately upon posting to this webpage.
  31. The Federation of Irish Sport also reserves the right to cancel the competition if circumstances arise outside of its control.