Sport Development Conference 2024

The Operations Team travelled to Dublin this week to attend the annual Sport Development Conference.

With over 270 Development Officers representing 75 sporting organisations, it was Sport Ireland’s largest Sport Development Conference yet.

The conference is a fantastic networking opportunity for the NGBs and LSPs, and it enables Orienteering Ireland to meet the LSP team members face to face and link in with them for ongoing and future projects.

The Sport Ireland team had brought together some fascinating storytellers who shared their personal stories and the impact they are making through sport.

There was a great selection of breakout sessions, interspersed with fun physical interaction to keep us engaged. Breakout sessions topics included the HerMoves programme for teenage girls, Young Voices in Sport toolkit, diversity and inclusion in sport, owning your career, Get Ireland Active, insights from NGB and LSP led research, and the latest research insight to innovative practices.

There was also an amazing illustrator each day who summed up the conference content on one board. The images below give you a feel for what it was all about.

Orienteering in Ireland
Orienteering Ireland, Irish Sport HQ, Blanchardstown
D15 DY62, Ireland