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My Urban Sports Presentation My Urban Sports Presentation Presentation Transcript

  • Presentation to Coleraine Borough Council
  • We Are
  • We Are
  • We represent and provide a for voice Urban Sports Enthusiasts in the Causeway Coast Area.
  • Our role is to educate the wider community about the benefits of Urban Sports
  • Our role is to educate the wider community about the benefits of Urban Sports and lobby in order to get services and resources.
  • What in the dolly are urban sports?
  • Urban Sports are anything not considered a traditional sport.
  • Urban Sports are anything not considered a traditional sport. BMXing Street Dance Skateboarding Parkour Rollerblading
  • There are no Urban Sports facilities within the Coleraine Borough.
  • There are no Urban Sports facilities within the Coleraine Borough.
  • …and in particular, the public’s safety, too!
  • We conducted surveys to try and identify the right type of facility.
  • We conducted surveys to try and identify the right type of facility. 856 The number of respondents from all ages and backgrounds.
  • The majority of respondents expressed an interest in skateboarding.
  • Many people were keen to start taking part in Urban Sports
  • Many people were keen to start taking part in Urban Sports but felt restricted by the lack of facilities or didn’t know how to start.
  • Portrush and Coleraine were the main areas chosen to hold a potential urban sports facility.
  • Portrush and Coleraine were the main areas chosen to hold a potential urban sports facility. Portrush was the most preferable, which was unsurprising; the majority of skateboarders use this area already.
  • Why Portrush?
  • Why Portrush? Simple answer? THE SURVEY
  • ALSO
  • Urban Sport compliments the locally established sports
  • Urban Sport compliments the locally established sports Such as surfing and kayaking…
  • And there are great youth friendly transport links…
  • And there are great youth friendly transport links… The Railway to Coleraine and Ballymoney
  • And there are great youth friendly transport links… The Railway to Coleraine and Ballymoney And the Triangle provides regular bus services.
  • Outside the Dunluce Centre was nominated as a potential Urban Sports site.
  • And why would that be?
  • The Dunluce Centre… is situated in a highly visible site.
  • The Dunluce Centre… is close to the police station and CCTV for safety.
  • The Dunluce Centre… has good parking and other amenities available.
  • The Dunluce Centre… at an ideal location for attracting tourists and locals.
  • The Dunluce Centre… won’t displace other attractions.
  • The Dunluce Centre… is not too exposed to the elements.
  • The Dunluce Centre… compliments the existing leisure facilities.
  • The Dunluce Centre… is positioned at a family friendly location.
  • What we wish to create there…
  • What we wish to create there… An outdoor park for A Street Course for SCOOTERS AND BLADERS SKATEBOARDERS BMX track A An outdoor park for ALL AGES. Outdoor GYM EQUIPMENT A seating area for SPECTATORS
  • Example of the OUTDOOR GYM
  • Example of the OUTDOOR GYM
  • Example of the STREET COURSE
  • Example of the STREET COURSE
  • our stragegy?
  • our stragegy?
  • our stry.?
  • We wish to work in partnership with Coleraine Council and other agencies. Borough
  • We plan to submit an expression of interest to the BIG Space & Place LOTTERY fund.
  • We plan to submit an expression of interest to the BIG Space & Place LOTTERY fund. This is an ideal funding opportunity as the BLF offer technical support as well as the initial funding. If our project doesn’t happen to qualify for funding, they will still assist in the development plan and feasibility study.
  • Our Road Map
  • Gain lease to access funding
  • Partner with Council for maintenance and insurance
  • Work to provide the facility
  • Bring more people into town
  • Take skaters from Station Square
  • If we don’t do it, someone else will,
  • If we don’t do it, someone else will, therefore taking more people away from the Coleraine Borough.
  • Practicalities
  • Practicalities We are open to working in partnership with other agencies.
  • Practicalities We are open to working in partnership with other agencies. Insurance, thanks to the work undertaken by T13, is no longer an issue.
  • Practicalities Risk assessments will be undertaken and education work is vital.
  • Practicalities Risk assessments will be undertaken and education work is vital. The highly visible site will inhibit negative behaviour.
  • Practicalities Risk of accident on the street course is very low.
  • Practicalities Risk of accident on the street course is very low. Rubbish is the main risk; skaters will be educated to take responsibility for these issues and as can the placing of spectator seating.
  • Finishing thoughts
  • Finishing thoughts We have:
  • Finishing thoughts We have: … an incredibly high level of commitment. … experience with other skate parks. … success with urban sports events. … great transport links. … advice from T13 for the site. …previous planning for an indoor skate park on this piece of land.
  • You don’t have to do this for us. We are keen to work by ourselves.
  • “Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.” Colin Powell
  • We Are
  • We Are