Nelson McCausland MLA
(Democratic Unionist Party - Constituency: North Belfast).
A personal blog in which I comment on a wide variety of issues, political, cultural, social, historical and religious. If something takes my attention, then I may well comment on it.
Friday, 23 April 2010
Schools Cup sports reception at Stormont
Last night I hosted a reception at Stormont for four schools which had won sports trophies, with all of the finals around St Patrick's Day. The schools were Ballymena Academy (rugby), Banbridge Academy (hockey), De La Salle from West Belfast (football) and St Colman's in Newry (Gaelic football).
When I was speaking at the reception I drew attention to our priorities for sport, which are around participation, performances and places - increasing access and participation, helping athletes to improve their performances and be the best they can be, and providing the places or facilities that meet the strategic needs of the sports.