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Sport Changes Life and Sports Outreach 'ehoops' programme

The e-hoops programme operates via a partnership between the Sports Outreach, the Sport Changes Life Foundation and the PSNI in communities of most disadvantage within Northern Ireland.


Outline of Activity

Ehoops is a good relations program, designed for young men and women aged 16+. The programme targets those not in education, employment or training (classified as NEET’s) from the most disadvantaged areas and aims to raise their aspirations and provide avenues for NEET’s to become re-integrated into their communities in a positive manner. Ulster University students who wish to engage in the programme as a volunteer can apply through the Sports Outreach Unit. Those volunteering must attend a formal quality assurance interview and training prior to deployment onto the programme.

Learning Outcomes

  • Increased awareness of ‘sport for development’ work in a professional setting
  • Coaching delivery experience
  • Mentoring experience
  • Upskilling in professional responsibilities in the work place
  • Demonstrate a range of coaching and learning strategies in the delivery of activity sessions with participants

Assessment Details

  • Attend e hoops quality assurance training (1 day)
  • Successfully attain pre required level of competence prior to deployment
  • Completion of the 30 week e-hoops curriculum

Level of Commitment

68 hours

(30 weeks x 2hours – programme delivery)

(1 x 8 hour – quality assurance training)

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