Isle of Man Sport are committed to supporting and investing in the development of sport on the Isle of Man and facilitate a range of programmes and initiatives to achieve this. For these to be effective, we require that sports seeking support are engaged with us and are recognised as a sport in which we may work with and invest in. An 'engaged' sport will have sole responsibility for the governance of that sport on the Isle of Man (usually referred to as a Governing Body of Sport or 'GBS').
What is Isle of Man Sport?
Isle of Man Sport is made up of representatives appointed by Tynwald order and act as an independent forum for the promotion & development of sports and recreation.
Isle of Man Sport provide advice and expertise to the Department of Education Sport and Culture on all matters pertaining to sports and recreation on the Island including proposals for a strategy for the development of sports and recreation.
They are tasked to execute such other functions within the Department of Education, Sport and Culture in relation to sports and recreation as may be delegated by the Minister to Council, in accordance with the Government Departments Act 1987.
The sub-committee's of Isle of Man Sport are:
- Sports Liaison Committee
- Sport Aid Committee
- Sports Awards Committee
Isle of Man Sport's Priorities and Objectives
Isle of Man Sport have identified three Priorities and Objectives which it aims to achieve in partnership with the Island's Governing Bodies of Sport:
- Increase participation in sport across all levels from grass roots to elite;
- Improve and develop coaching, volunteering and officiating to enhance performance across all levels; and
- Improve governance of local governing bodies and member clubs.
Who are the Isle of Man Sport Members?
Isle of Man Sport Members are appointed by a panel (consisting of the Department of Education, Sport and Culture's member for Sport, IOM Sport's professional advisor & the Chairman or Vice Chairman of IOM Sport), for a four year period.
- To execute such other functions within the Department of Education, Sport and Culture in relation to sports and recreation as may be delegated by the Minister to Council, in accordance with the Government Departments Act 1987.
- To have due regard to the views of those persons involved in sport and recreation in the Island whilst performing its function.
- Isle of Man Sport is made up of representatives appointed by the Department of Education, Sport and Culture.
- The 8 volunteer members of IOM Sport are each appointed for a four year term (see below).