Get involved! 

If anyone is interested in getting involved in Athlete Leadership please get in contact

Special Olympics Ulster
106a University Street

T: 028 9023 9023


About Athlete Leadership

Athlete Leadership offers current and former athletes the chance to take part in opportunities in addition to their sports training and competition.

Who can get involved?

Any athletes with an interest in taking part in different workshops and training, public speaking, volunteering and other opportunities. Athletes must be aged 16+ to participate in Athlete Leadership and work with a mentor (18+).

Upcoming workshops

There are a number of workshops taking place all over the region throughout the year. For further details, please contact Amy Ball on or 028 90892997.

Athlete Leadership Awards

The Athlete Leadership Award Scheme consists of three Awards - Bronze, Silver and Gold. Athletes complete different tasks including volunteering, building communication skills and committee work.



Athlete Leadership News

*New Workshop Coming Soon*

Special Olympics are pleased to offer a new athlete leadership workshop hosted by Usel.

Date TBC. This workshop has the potential to lead to a place on the STRIDE project.


STRIDE is a project specifically designed to assist unemployed or economically inactive people living with disabilities and/or health-related conditions to gain the vocational qualifications, employability skills and employment opportunities. 

The project includes:

  • Individualised Personal Support for up to 1 year
  • Industry Qualifications
  • CV Guidance and Advice
  • Travel and Childcare Assistance
  • Interview Skills and Workshops
  • Confidence, over-coming fears, social anxiety and workplace relations training
  • CBT
  • Job placements
  • Range of Employment Opportunities
  • 1-1 Support in Employment

To register your interest please contact Amy on 02890 892997 or or for further information on the STRIDE project please call 028 9035 6600 or email:

This project is part funded through the Northern Ireland European Social Fund 2014 - 2020 Investment for Job and Growth Programme and Department for the Economy.