Sport The New Zealand Way

OSK were delighted to attend the Federation of Irish Sport conference 2018 which took place in the Trinity College on 31st May. The theme for the conference was ‘Sport The New Zealand Way. Grassroots to Greats – What can Ireland learn?’.

The success of New Zealand in sporting terms has not alone been referenced by our Taoiseach, but also by a number of other prominent politicians. There are many similarities between our two nations. Both island nations; almost identical populations; similar climate; sports mad; huge pride in our sporting achievements; a major commitment to both participation and inclusivity. Participation in sport and recreation is part of a New Zealanders DNA – or as they put it ” New Zealand wouldn’t be New Zealand without sport and outdoor recreation.

The Federation of Irish Sport invited two key figures in New Zealand Sport to speak at the annual conference. The keynote address was delivered by Peter Miskimmin, CEO of Sport New Zealand, and two-time Olympian. Brendan Griffin TD, Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport with special responsibility for Tourism and Sport opened the conference on the day.

Other speakers included Geoff Barry, General Manager, Community Sport, Sport New Zealand, Sarah Keane, CEO Swim Ireland, and President of Olympic Council of Ireland, and Mary O’Connor, CEO Federation of Irish Sport.

With most of the sporting bodies in Ireland in attendance, this was an enlightening and thought-provoking day in relation to sports in Ireland.

Congratulations to John O’Carroll, Sports Facilities Manager at DIT who won the FITBIT in the OSK conference competition!

OSK are proud to be the official Audit and Accounting partner of the Federation of Irish Sport (FIS) and the preferred supplier of these services to the Federation’s members.

OSK regularly present to Irish Sport members on a variety of financial topics related to the sports sector. OSK's services includes audit, outsource accounting and payroll, management accounts, budgeting and cash flow forecasting and tax.

To find out more about OSK’s audit and accounting services for sporting bodies contact Deirdre McDermott - Audit Director on t 01 439 4360.  

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