PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT
1.1 The purpose of this assignment is to conduct a post programme evaluation of substantial funding invested by Sport Northern Ireland (Sport NI) over the period 2004 – 2009 in the strategic development of soccer in Northern Ireland.
1.2 The overall investment was initially justified using a Strategic Business Case methodology and now requires an independent and objective post programme evaluation. In addition, individual Economic Appraisals were also undertaken to justify expenditure in support of the Soccer Strategy. To date, all revenue components of the Strategy have been fully implemented, with the capital (facilities) component only partially implemented. However, this element is near completion and should be finalised in time for evaluation.