Video: Building skills and friendships at Belfast good relations sports camp
Earlier this year, 56 young people from Celtic Boys and Knockbreda football clubs in Belfast took part in a unique Cross Community Good Relations camp delivered by Sport Changes Life, supported by Apex Housing Association and Clanmil Housing.
The camp allowed young people from East and West Belfast to take part in a combination of sport and physical activity-based sessions and personal development and educational workshops. During the week, each session provided new sports, activities and topics within a fun, safe and inclusive environment.
To finish off the programme the young people toured the National Stadium at Windsor Park, facilitated by the Irish Football Association, followed by lunch and presentation of certificates at the Balmoral Hotel.
The support for the camp forms part of the good relations work being done by Apex and Clanmil, in partnership with local Advisory Group stakeholders and residents to develop Good Relations Plans through their Housing for All schemes in Belfast.
The Sport Changes Life camp was supported by the Department for Communities and the Northern Ireland Housing Executive’s ‘Housing for All’ Shared Housing Programme. The Programme has its origins in the NI Executive Together: Building a United Community Strategy which reflects the Executive’s commitment to improving community relations and continuing the journey towards a more united and shared society.