Dollingstown man is appointed onto new Sport NI board

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Local man Geoff Wilson has been appointed on the board of Sport NI.

After an open competition the following people have been appointed for a term of four years with effect from April 1:

Mr Ian McAvoy (Vice-Chair), Mrs Andrea Bingham (Member), Mr Richard Bullick (Member), Mr Eddie Lynch (Member), Mr Geoff Wilson (Member)

Geoff is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and runs his own marketing and communications consultancy business.

He was previously the Head of Marketing and Communications at the IFA. He has a UEFA coaching badge and has gained knowledge of football administration across the globe.

Geoff brings experience of social inclusion through sport and marketing skills to the board.

Sports Minister Carál Ní Chuilín said: “I am confident the new board will use their wide-range of skills and experience to further enhance the role of Sport NI, and ensure it continues to fully contribute to the health and well-being of our communities.”