Meath LSP (established by Sport Ireland in 2002) is one of 29 Local Sports Partnerships in Ireland structured and managed at County level to respond to local needs and to support local sport and physical activity. Meath LSP operates within the context of the National Sports Policy 2018 – 2027 and under the aegis of Sport Ireland.
Sport Ireland through its network of 29 Local Sports Partnership’s helps people to get active and remove barriers to sports and physical activity.
Meath LSP is an inter-agency and multi-sector organisation established as a company limited by guarantee with representatives from local & national statutory agencies, sporting organisations and community and voluntary fora, constituting our Board of Directors.
We have a professional and experienced full-time staff of eight who lead, respond, co-ordinate and facilitate a wide variety of sport and physical activity opportunities in Meath with the support of and a network of tutors and coaches.
The LSP network plays a vital role and has been tasked, in particular, with increasing participation levels in sport and physical activity, especially among those sectors of society that are currently underrepresented in sport. Their capacity to remove barriers and ensure that opportunities for participation in sport are progressive, innovative and fully inclusive at a local level is a unique and valuable strength.”
Meath LSP undertake a wide range of actions with the aim of increasing sport and physical activity participation levels in local communities across Meath. Our three main functions are:
Our Vision is– More People , are More Active, More Often in Meath
Our Mission is, by working together, we will increase participation in sports and physical activity throughout Meath by ensuring there is a broad range of opportunities for everyone to be more active in County Meath. We will achieve this by creating a culture where
We believe that sport and physical activity should be enjoyable, make us feel good, improve our health and wellbeing, increase our skills and introduce us to new people and places.
We are a Company Limited by Guarantee with eight board members. Meath LSP and its team of highly experienced staff is supported in its work by a Board of Directors from a broad spectrum of representative groups including: sports clubs, voluntary/community groups and statutory bodies.
The Board has overall responsibility for setting the strategic direction of Meath LSP and has a vested interest in achieving the aims and objectives of Meath LSP. The Board supports and governs Meath LSP, who along with its staff ensure that Meath LSP conforms to the guidelines, procedures and principles of the Governance Code provided by Sport Ireland.
The Senior Executive Officer (SEO) has overall accountability, responsibility, and authority for management of the business and affairs of Meath LSP under the guidance of the Board of Directors whilst assuring compliance with regulatory and governance requirements.
Meath LSP currently employs a team of eight highly qualified, fulltime, professional and motivated staff who work closely with the Board, partner agencies part-time tutors and coaches to lead, develop and implement a broad range of programmes and activities in Co. Meath.