The Local Sports Partnership is a Sport Ireland initiative that was developed to “create a national structure to co-ordinate and promote the development of sports at local level”.
The key aims of Local Sports Partnerships are to increase participation in sport and physical activity especially amongst specific target groups and to ensure that local resources are used to best effect.
From 2001, an initial 8 partnerships were piloted around the country with Kilkenny among 4 new areas coming on board in 2004. At this stage, the Department of Arts, Sports and Tourism commissioned a review of the programme that was undertaken by Fitzpatrick Associates in 2005. The report endorsed the Partnership initiative and the proposal for a national roll out of the programme on a phased basis with an undertaking of 12 specific recommendations. We are now part of a network of 29 LSPs in Ireland.
An active vibrant community, vitalised by sports and recreation opportunities that are accessible to all.
KRSP will work collaboratively with others to empower people and communities across Kilkenny to create an environment that supports lifelong participation in sports and active recreation for all.