Community Engagement (MUGAS)

The project will:

  • Increase the sporting and physical activity levels of the local community
  • Build community capacity by taking ownership of facility and the associated programming.
  • Provide diversionary activities for this identified target age group.
  • Bring different communities together through the use of sport and themed workshops.

This programme is funded by Department for Communities, Peace IV, PCSP, OFMDFM, T:buc Good Relations and Social Change programme and Armagh City, Banbridge, Craigavon Borough Council.  This programme is organised and delivered by the Sports Development Team.

Our Community Engagement Programmes typically take place on our MUGA facilities or green spaces with 4 programmes each financial year:

Programme 1 (May/June)

Programme 2 (July/August)

Programme 3 (September/October)

Programme 4 (February/March)

Venue locations are chosen on a programme basis dependent on suitability for delivery.  This may be subject to funding or accessibility of the venue such as; no lighting for winter months. If you register on our secure MUGA database our staff will be in touch via e-mail to inform you of upcoming programmes and events for each particular venue location you have selected.

For further information please contact Alex Clifford on 07436537845 or Kathy Crangle on 07825185172.

The next programme is due to start from 20 February for 6 weeks at the following 9 venues:

Ardowen MUGA (Craigavon)
Churchill MUGA (Craigavon)
Clonmeen MUGA (Craigavon)
Gilford Community Club (Banbridge)
Mourneview MUGA (Dickson PS – Craigavon)
North Lurgan MUGA (Craigavon)
Parkmore MUGA (Craigavon)
Portadown Peoples Park MUGA (Craigavon)
Taghnevan MUGA (Craigavon)

Browse carousel below for specific venue information and click posters to view and download.

What are MUGAS?

The programme is designed through close consultation with local communities and sports clubs to provide organised and structured community led programme of coaching and competitive sporting opportunities for young people across a range of venues across the Borough. Venues include, Multi-Use Games Areas, Open Spaces, Community Centres, Community Halls, and other leisure facilities.

Who are MUGAS for?

MUGAS for young people aged between 8 and 17 who are interested in getting active in their community.

How do I register?

You can register by clicking: here

Programmes are planned and advertised on a quarterly basis, you can find more details on

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