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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 res...
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
bac...
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
...
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
prefer...
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 re...
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
...
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 ...
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,...
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
nega...
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 t...
Finishing thoughts
Finishing thoughts
We have:
Finishing thoughts
We have:
… an incredibly high level of commitment.
… experience with other skate parks.
… success with ...
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
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We Are
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  1. 1. Presentation to Coleraine Borough Council
  2. 2. We Are
  3. 3. We Are
  4. 4. We represent and provide a for voice Urban Sports Enthusiasts in the Causeway Coast Area.
  5. 5. Our role is to educate the wider community about the benefits of Urban Sports
  6. 6. Our role is to educate the wider community about the benefits of Urban Sports and lobby in order to get services and resources.
  7. 7. What in the dolly are urban sports?
  8. 8. Urban Sports are anything not considered a traditional sport.
  9. 9. Urban Sports are anything not considered a traditional sport. BMXing Street Dance Skateboarding Parkour Rollerblading
  10. 10. There are no Urban Sports facilities within the Coleraine Borough.
  11. 11. There are no Urban Sports facilities within the Coleraine Borough.
  12. 12. …and in particular, the public’s safety, too!
  13. 13. We conducted surveys to try and identify the right type of facility.
  14. 14. We conducted surveys to try and identify the right type of facility. 856 The number of respondents from all ages and backgrounds.
  15. 15. The majority of respondents expressed an interest in skateboarding.
  16. 16. Many people were keen to start taking part in Urban Sports
  17. 17. 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.
  18. 18. Portrush and Coleraine were the main areas chosen to hold a potential urban sports facility.
  19. 19. 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.
  20. 20. Why Portrush?
  21. 21. Why Portrush? Simple answer? THE SURVEY
  22. 22. ALSO
  23. 23. Urban Sport compliments the locally established sports
  24. 24. Urban Sport compliments the locally established sports Such as surfing and kayaking…
  25. 25. And there are great youth friendly transport links…
  26. 26. And there are great youth friendly transport links… The Railway to Coleraine and Ballymoney
  27. 27. And there are great youth friendly transport links… The Railway to Coleraine and Ballymoney And the Triangle provides regular bus services.
  28. 28. Outside the Dunluce Centre was nominated as a potential Urban Sports site.
  29. 29. And why would that be?
  30. 30. The Dunluce Centre… is situated in a highly visible site.
  31. 31. The Dunluce Centre… is close to the police station and CCTV for safety.
  32. 32. The Dunluce Centre… has good parking and other amenities available.
  33. 33. The Dunluce Centre… at an ideal location for attracting tourists and locals.
  34. 34. The Dunluce Centre… won’t displace other attractions.
  35. 35. The Dunluce Centre… is not too exposed to the elements.
  36. 36. The Dunluce Centre… compliments the existing leisure facilities.
  37. 37. The Dunluce Centre… is positioned at a family friendly location.
  38. 38. What we wish to create there…
  39. 39. 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
  40. 40. Example of the OUTDOOR GYM
  41. 41. Example of the OUTDOOR GYM
  42. 42. Example of the STREET COURSE
  43. 43. Example of the STREET COURSE
  44. 44. our stragegy?
  45. 45. our stragegy?
  46. 46. our stry.?
  47. 47. We wish to work in partnership with Coleraine Council and other agencies. Borough
  48. 48. We plan to submit an expression of interest to the BIG Space & Place LOTTERY fund.
  49. 49. 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.
  50. 50. Our Road Map
  51. 51. Gain lease to access funding
  52. 52. Partner with Council for maintenance and insurance
  53. 53. Work to provide the facility
  54. 54. Bring more people into town
  55. 55. Take skaters from Station Square
  56. 56. If we don’t do it, someone else will,
  57. 57. If we don’t do it, someone else will, therefore taking more people away from the Coleraine Borough.
  58. 58. Practicalities
  59. 59. Practicalities We are open to working in partnership with other agencies.
  60. 60. Practicalities We are open to working in partnership with other agencies. Insurance, thanks to the work undertaken by T13, is no longer an issue.
  61. 61. Practicalities Risk assessments will be undertaken and education work is vital.
  62. 62. Practicalities Risk assessments will be undertaken and education work is vital. The highly visible site will inhibit negative behaviour.
  63. 63. Practicalities Risk of accident on the street course is very low.
  64. 64. 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.
  65. 65. Finishing thoughts
  66. 66. Finishing thoughts We have:
  67. 67. 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.
  68. 68. You don’t have to do this for us. We are keen to work by ourselves.
  69. 69. “Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.” Colin Powell
  70. 70. We Are
  71. 71. We Are
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