Sport Ireland HP Plan – New Opportunities for UCC and 3rd Level Sector
Sport Ireland published its new High Performance Strategy 2021-2032, a long term plan for the Irish high performance system over the next three Olympic and Paralympic cycles.
A robust and comprehensive period of consultation and research underpinned the development of the Strategy which sets out the ambition and vision for high performance sport in Ireland. The Strategy will be delivered in partnership with the broader high performance community and is based on the philosophy that athletes and the people who support them are at the heart of everything.
Morgan Buckley – Head of Sport in UCC strongly welcomes this plan – which outlines a key role for the 3rd level sector. The plan states “We must create opportunities for higher education institutions to collaborate within the high-performance system where there is shared commitment to support athletes and co-invest in the high-performance space. Each university/college will have different types of relationships with the high-performance sport system, therefore separate contracts or service level agreements should be agreed between higher education institutions and Sport Ireland, with clear recognition on how their business needs are met by these agreements.”
UCC Sport fully endorses this plan and we look forward to ensuring our growing number of performance athletes and teams in UCC can fully engage in this plan and work in partnership with Student Sport Ireland, Sport Ireland the Institute to deliver on this ambition programme.