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New Sports Inclusion Disability Officer

In conjunction with Kildare Disability Week which runs until Friday 3rd December 2021, we are delighted to introduce Kildare's new Sports Inclusion Disability Officer, Fiach Andrews. 

The role of a Sports Inclusion Disability Officer is to increase the participation of people with disabilities in sport, fitness, and physical activity.  

Fiach Andrews joined Kildare Sports Partnership in August as a full-time Sports Inclusion Disability Officer for Kildare.

Fiach says, ‘I grew up in a sporty household and have always been passionate about sport. I play GAA for Ballymun Kickhams and love to get involved with sporting activities in my local community.

I studied Sports Management and Coaching at the Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown. I went on to study for a Masters in Coaching Science at UCD.

My studies gave me the opportunity to intern with Badminton Ireland where I became Development and Membership Manager. This role involved reviewing inclusive structures, so I became familiar with the work that’s required to ensure that sport is accessible to all.

My new role involves creating participation opportunities for people with disabilities to be involved in sport. I want to ensure that the Kildare offering is wide and sustainable – everyone should have the opportunity to get involved in the sport that they’re personally interested in.

I’m excited about working closely with local clubs and disability services to achieve that.

I also enjoy working within the wider Kildare Sports Partnership team to support their programmes and ensure a safe return to sport for all.

I’m proud to take on this role and work towards providing people with diverse and inclusive sporting options at every level’.

If you would like to contact Fiach about sports inclusion in your area, you can reach him at


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