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ISF Accreditation

The Inclusive Sports Facility (ISF) Accreditation Scheme The ISF Accreditation Scheme has been developed by Disability Sport NI to encourage and recognise excellence in the design of sports facilities. The Accreditation Scheme is awarded to sports facilities which successfully meet the recommendations outlined in Disability Sport NI’s Accessible Sports Facilities Design Guidelines (2016 Edition).

• Guide 1: Accessible Sports Facilities Design Guidelines (2016 Edition)

Two levels of ISF Accreditation are available:

• ISF Excellence Accreditation – this level of accreditation recognises optimum levels of good practice in new sports facilities.

• ISF Accreditation – this level of accreditation recognises best possible practice within existing, extended or refurbished sports facilities.

The ISF Process

1. Audit of facility design by Disability Sport NI’s Access Consultant and preparation of an Action Plan

2. Implementation of Action Plan by facility operator/ designer with the guidance of Disability Sport NI’s Access Consultant

3. Complimentary training course, including guidance on the management of an inclusive sports facility

4. Final audit assessment, sign-off and award

Cost of ISF Accreditation

The cost of accreditation will depend on the scale of the sports facility being accredited, however as the cost of the service is provided on a not-for-profit basis, fees are kept to a minimum. If you would like a fee quotation or further information on the Accreditation Scheme please contact Disability Sport NI on


The Facilities below have currently gained accreditation.

Omagh Leisure Centre

Fermanagh & Omagh
Omagh Leisure Complex, Old Mountfield Road, Omagh, BT79 7EG

Foyle Arena

Derry & Strabane
Foyle Arena 2, Limavady Rd, Londonderry BT47 6JY

Dunville Pavilion

Belfast City
Falls Road, BT12 4NH

Dungiven Sports Centre

Causeway Coast and Glens
Dungiven Sports Centre, Curragh Road, Dungiven, BT47 4SE

Tollymore National Outdoor Centre

Newry, Mourne & Down
32 Hilltown Road, Bryansford, Newcastle, BT33 0PZ

Glenravel Sports & Community Centre

Mid & East Antrim
Glenravel Sports and Community Centre, Glenravel Road, Martinstown, County Antrim, BT43 6QW

LORAG, Shaftesbury Community Recreation Centre

Belfast City
Shaftsbury Recreational Centre, Balfour Avenue, Belfast, BT7 2EU

The Torrent Complex

Mid Ulster
The Torrent Complex, 9 Hillview Avenue, Donaghmore, BT70 3DL

The Vale Centre

Derry & Strabane
The Vale Centre, Clooney Road, Greysteel, County Londonderry, BT47 3GE

RDA Causeway Coast Arena

Causeway Coast and Glens
RDA Causeway Coast Arena,184 Castleroe Road, Coleraine, County Londonderry, BT51 3RW

Bready Cricket Club

Derry & Strabane
Bready Cricket Club, Mason Road, Bready, County Tyrone, BT47 2RY

Beragh Red Knights GAC

Fermanagh & Omagh
St. Marys Park, 115 Main Street, Beragh, County Tyrone, BT79 0SZ

Bangor Aurora Aquatic & Leisure Complex

North Down & Ards
Town Hall, The Castle, Bangor, County Down, BT20 4BT

Ballymote Sports & Wellbeing Centre

Newry, Mourne & Down
94 Glebetown Drive, Downpatrick, County Down, BT30 6PX

Lakeland Forum

Fermanagh & Omagh
Lakeland Forum, Broadmeadow, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, BT74 7EF

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