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Games Legacy


WPFG is more than a sporting event and the Games will leave a lasting legacy as a result of extensive Services engagement in the community, with schools and with young people. There were many legacy projects instigated before and during the Games. Below are just a few examples of the main projects.

SCHOOLS PROGRAMME

A WPFG Education Pack was designed by teachers as a free resource for schools. It included lesson plans linked to the revised curriculum for pupils at Key Stages 2 and 3. An Irish language version was also developed, and these packs were distributed to every school in Northern Ireland.

A WPFG ‘roadshow’ was also developed in partnership with Sport NI. It travelled across the country and engaged with 8,260 children in the run up to the event.

DEFIBRILLATORS DONATED TO SCHOOLS

One other notable legacy project developed in partnership with Games sponsor HeartSine Technologies, involves 45 Games-time defibrillators which were donated to schools across Northern Ireland. This equipment will ensure local schoolchildren from 45 schools are protected from the devastating condition, Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA).

Read more here, including a full list of the schools that benefitted.

THE WPFG VOLUNTEER PROGRAMME

The WPFG Volunteer Programme, managed by Volunteer Now on behalf of 2013 WPFG, resulted in the largest collection of volunteers ever for an event in Northern Ireland. Read more about the WPFG volunteers.

OFFICIAL CHARITY PARTNERS

Three official charity partners were also selected in order to benefit from the Games. Partners included the NI Cancer Fund for Children, SOS Bus and the Special Educational Needs Advice Centre (SENAC).

BOXING EXHIBITION AT THE ULSTER HALL

As part of the WPFG Legacy Programme, a boxing exhibition was commissioned telling the story of Northern Ireland’s boxing history, and this will be permanently located in the Ulster Hall.

INCREASING PARTICIPATION IN SPORT

One of the original objectives of the Games when they were first established was to increase participation in sport. Amongst the 7,000 WPFG competitors in 2013 were 826 Northern Irish competitors. This figure includes a wide range of competitors of all ages and abilities. At the end of the Games, Team Northern Ireland finished fifth overall in the medal table with 270 medals including 102 gold, 85 silver and 83 bronze.

It is hoped that the increased participation in sport amongst local emergency services personnel will be coupled with increased physical activity amongst young people inspired by the Games. Many thousands of school children spectated at WPFG events where taking part was just as important as winning.

SHOWCASING NORTHERN IRELAND’S SPORTS FACILITIES

WPFG showcased Northern Ireland’s excellent sporting facilities, with the 41 sporting venues spread across the country. The fact that NI was awarded the event undoubtedly helped persuade local decision makers to invest significant sums in a number of new and refurbished facilities such as the Mary Peters Track, Bangor Aurora, Kilbroney MTB Park and Queen’s Sport Upper Malone.

ECONOMIC IMPACT

Hosting the WPFG provided a much needed boost to the local economy and, in particular, the hotel, hospitality and retail sectors. It will have longer term economic benefits as a result of the tourism legacy, with return visits and word of mouth helping boost this growing sector. In addition, the success of the event, along with other recent large scale events, will stand Northern Ireland in good stead as it bids to attract future international sporting and other events.

The event also captured the imagination of the private sector, with more than 30 sponsors contributing over £1.6 million to be involved and associated with the event. There were eight Platinum Sponsors including Coca-Cola HBC, Deloitte, Danske Bank, Fujitsu, Food NI, Diageo, Translink and Kukri Sports. For details of all the 2013 sponsors, visit the sponsors page.

Business & Real Estate Sponsors

Business and realtor sponsors

PLATINUM

FUJITSU

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services.

DIAGEO

Diageo is the world’s leading premium drinks business with an outstanding collection of beverage alcohol brands across spirits, beer and wine.
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DANSKE BANK

The Danske Bank Group, is the largest bank in Denmark and one of the leading financial enterprises in Northern Europe.

KUKRI

Kukri are an international sportswear brand who specialise in making and selling kit for 75 different sports.

DELOITTE

Deloitte offers integrated services that include Audit, Tax, Consulting and Corporate Finance.

COCA-COLA HELLENIC BOTTLING

Coca-Cola Hellenic are the official sponsor of the WPFG Volunteering Programme. They are also the Official Hydration Partner and Official Soft Drink Supplier.

Coca-Cola’s Powerade brand is the ‘Official Sports Drink’ of WPFG 2013.

Coca-Cola’s Deep RiverRock water brand is the ‘Official Water of WPFG 2013’.

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TRANSLINK

Translink is Northern Ireland’s major integrated public transport provider of bus and train services (Metro, Ulsterbus, Goldline, NI Railways and Enterprise).

Translink is the Official Transport Partner for the 2013 World Police & Fire Games.

FOOD NI

Food NI are the official food sponsor for the Games.  Showcasing the best of local food and ingredients at sporting venues and Taste of Ulster restaurants they guarantee a great local food experience.
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GOLD

Scot Safety

SCOTT SAFETY

Scott Safety is a manufacturer of innovative respiratory protection, PPE, safety devices and a range of products to suit the needs of First Responders.

DONNELLY GROUP

Donnelly Group is the largest independent vehicle dealer in Northern Ireland and is one of the most progressive motoring companies in the UK.

SILVER

REMAX Real Estate Services

Remax has been a leading provider of the 2013 WPFG and has also improved our facilities tremendously by providing real estate agents as volunteers from all over the world including United States, Canada, and Europe.  With their help all of our Athletes were able to find appropriate accommodations without having to dish out large sums on home rentals or hotel fees and have been tremendous in their efforts to mitigate the costs associated with the high housing fees.  We sincerely thank our realty related sponsor for allowing us to provide condos and houses for these Athletes during their stay!