Welcome To Sports Development
Who are we
Leisure Services Sports Development (LSSD) was established in 1993 and works with a wide range of agencies to improve access to sporting opportunity across the city.
Sports Development is closely aligned to delivery against local, regional and national targets in respect of crime reduction, the economy, health, education, cultural and environmental benefits.
As such the LSSD team now combines sports specific development officers with Community Sports Development Officers (CSDOs) and funded 'target group' Development Officers, such as; Activity Specific Sports Development, School Community and Positive Future Development Officers.
All sports development programmes are designed to maximise participation in sport from all sections of the community and provide pathways that enable every Manchester resident to maximise their sporting abilities, aspirations and potential.
SPORT IN MANCHESTER
Download a copy of Leisure Services Annual Report for Sport April 2009 - March 2010
Find information about sport funds, grants and news.
Manchester City Council recognises that sport can provide a positive focus for people's lives, particularly for today's youth, and is committed to working with local volunteers, sports people and communities to deliver a sports development strategy that will provide real social and sporting benefits for the city.
Manchester's Workforce Development and Sports Development aim to maximise participation in sport by all sectors of the community and provide pathways to excellence that enable every citizen to fulfil their real sporting potential.
Coach and volunteer development grants are available to enable committed coaches and officials to improve their qualifications and experience in the following sports:
- Rugby Union
- Water Polo
These can be accessed through The Manchester Volunteer Sport Bureau or by contacting the sport specific officer for details on Champions Charter Coach grants.
For more information on Coach Education courses please visit http://manchestervsb.org/courses.htm