Sports Development &
Working in partnership with key stakeholders throughout the Borough, the Sports Development Officer aims to improve participation in sporting activities through the development of coaching and coach education programmes and recreational schemes aimed at all target audiences.
For more information on the Services provided by the Sports Development Unit please contact the Sports Development Office on 028 70347034.
In order to assist the development of sport within the Borough, the Sports Development Officer has access to various funding to help cover the cost of courses for residents of the Borough. Grant Aid assistance is available to clubs/coaches affiliated to Limavady Sports Council. Please check with your club secretary on your club's current affiliation status before applying for Grant Aid.
Working in partnership with the IFA the Sports Development provides a Grassroots Development Officer specifically for soccer within the Limavady Borough.
The role of the Grassroots Development Officer is to further enhance opportunities for all young people to play association football with opportunities to progress to levels appropriate to their ability and choice.
Gaelic Games Development
In partnership with the Derry County Board, the Sports Development Unit have provided a Gaelic Games Development Officer for the Borough of Limavady. The main role of this officer is to develop the physical and human resources of GAA within the district, assisting in the delivery of the Sports Development Strategy and the Ulster Council Strategic Plan. The Gaelic Games Development Offcier works primarily with schools to develop Gaelic Games at a grassroots level.
Scroggy Road 3G
The Scroggy Road 3G multi sport facility is located at Scroggy Road in the centre of Limavady town.
Opened late October 2011, this new £1.7m pitch and changing accommodation heralds a new sporting era for the borough of Limavady. Part funded by Sport NI, it enables clubs to play and train all year round irrespective of the weather conditions.
The floodlights of the pitch make it ideal for training but importantly it can be used for competitive football matches and meets with FA and UEFA and other governing body standards. The durability of the surface means that matches can be played concurrently one after the other and could provide a solution to all those matches that are postponed during wet weather. The surface looks like natural grass with similar playing characteristics. The open structure gives a firmer grip and provides for excellent ball control. Pushing off, running, stopping or tackling are all possible without additional risk of injury.
Council have outdoor pitches available for hire in several locations throughout the Limavady Area. (Scroggy Road & Roemill Road, Limavady; King's Lane Ballykelly; Curragh Road, Dungiven; Burnfoot;
Bookings for pitches are handled through Roe Valley Leisure Centre reception from Monday to Thursday between 9:00am and 1:00pm. Please contact 028 777 64009 for more information.