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DCSDC Sports Awards 2018-19

Nominations are being sought for this year’s Derry and Strabane 2018/19 Sports Awards to recognise all those who contributed to another memorable year of local sport.


The awards, jointly organised by Derry City and Strabane District Council in conjunction with the District Sports Forum, aim to publicly recognise the individuals, teams and clubs that contributed to sport in the Council area over the last year.


The winners of the 17 categories will be announced at a gala presentation night at the Fir Trees Hotel on Thursday 30th May 2019.

This year two new categories have been introduced to reflect the growing importance of active travel throughout the City and District. 



·         Coach of the Year

·         Community Coach of the Year

·         Children’s Coach of the Year

·         Young Coach of the Year

·         Female Coach of the Year

·         Disability Coach of the Year

·         Sports Star of the Year

·         Young Male Sports Star of the Year

·         Young Female Sports Star of the Year

·         School Team of the Year

·         Team of the Year

·         Sports Star of the Year with a disability

·         Special Award

·         Hall of Fame

·         Club of the Year

·         Individual Active Travel Award

·         Group Active Travel Award



Sports persons must reside in the Council area and all nominees must be involved in an amateur status sport that is recognised by Sport Northern Ireland and the Irish Sports Council.


* Students with a Derry City and Strabane District Council home address may be considered on merit.


Organisations, local sports clubs, schools, youth clubs and individuals can make nominations.

The nominator, nominee and a guest will be invited to the awards ceremony.


The closing date for nominations is 4pm on Friday 10 May 

Forms are available from Council Leisure Centres and Council Offices in Derry and Strabane.


For further information contact Sports Development on 02871 253253

Completed Forms should be returned to:

Sports Development
Derry City & Strabane District Council,
47 Derry Road, 

BT82 8DY

​or return your application by email to [email protected] 




Derry City and Strabane District Council offer a growing network of walking and cycling routes throughout the Council area. These greenways offer a traffic free way of moving around our environment either by foot or bike, whether you use these facilities for recreation purposes only or as part of your daily travel, the Council are continually seeking opportunities to extend the network of greenways throughout the Council area and beyond.



            To download the Strabane Active Travel Map click here


The Peace Bridge

Spanning 235m across the River Foyle this iconic structure is the city’s first dedicated foot and cycle bridge.

Waterside Greenway

This tranquil, traffic-free path connects the east and west of the city via the Peace Bridge across the River Foyle, this greenway links to the Foyle Valley Greenway, the Bay Road Park and there are plans to extend it to Strathfoyle.

Foyle Valley Greenway

This 34km route is made up of traffic-free paths and quiet Country roads and lanes, starting at the Craigavon Bridge and following the line of the former Great Northern Railway with views of the River Foyle.

Faughan Valley Cycleway

Three circular Cycle routes in the Faughan Valley, passing Newbuildings, Mountcastle and Claudy County Park before following the River Faughan back to the city.


Derry and Strabane Council and Donegal County Council have now adopted and published a plan for greenway development in the North West.  The document, delivered on commission by the sustainable transport charity Sustrans, provides the basis of a strategic and co-ordinated plan for the development of a greenway network across the North West.  It provides a potential greenways map, which identifies a series of recommended greenway routes for further investigation, as a result of information gathered and initial consultations.  The Plan also serves as a useful tool and starting point for stakeholders and groups looking to develop potential greenways.

  • ​To download a copy of the Plan please click here
  • To download a copy of the Executive Summary please click here
  • To download a copy of the Appendices please click here

If you have any questions or would like more information about the Plan please contact:

Emma Hagger, Sustrans NW Area Manager, Tel: (028) 71 253253 Ext 6841 or [email protected]

For more information about local, regional and National Cycle Network routes and what Sustrans does please visit:


Please fill out the form below to submit any suggestions for the Greenway Plans you may have.





For further information on Parks within the Council Area, please contact:

Colin Kennedy
Parks Development Manager

Tel: (028) 71253253 Ext 6816
Email: [email protected]

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