Glentoran have strengthened their links with the east Belfast community with the launch of their ‘Our Club, Our Community’ programme.
The three-year programme is funded by the International Fund for Ireland’s Community Bridges Programme and Belfast City Council’s Good Relations Partnership.
Glentoran chairman, Terence Brannigan, said: “Glentoran Football Club has its roots strongly embedded in East Belfast and, as such, has a responsibility to take a leading role in our local community and to make a positive and sustained contribution thereby helping address real community need.
“Through this Programme we will actively work within our local community to deliver a range of initiatives that will reach out to all sections of our community in order to make a lasting and measurable difference to our society.”
The Glentoran ‘Our Club, Our Community’ Programme has implemented a range of projects within the local community since it commenced in November 2010. This includes a Stakeholder Workshop to introduce the Programme to key community representatives and commissioning independent consultants to conduct a Community Relations Audit to provide a ‘snapshot’ of the perception of Glentoran within the wider community.
Sports Minister Carál Ní Chuilín said: “The vision of the programme is central to much of what my own department is seeking to achieve through sport.”
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