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Sports Development Service

Reward & Recognition

DCU recognises that involvement in sport and recreational activity is an integral part of the academic experience and can contribute immemsly to an individual's personal growth and development beyond the academic realms. The skills gained from involvement in sport range from simply learning new skills, effectively running and developing a sports club, fundraising, event management, fulfilling personal and team achievements to developing sporting excellence, and ultimately contribute to graduates with healthy bodies and healthy minds.

The Sports Development Service aims to develop sport for students but also to develop students through sport. The Senior Sports Development Officer works closely with the Office of Student Life (link to to drive and co-ordinate training initiatives for students. Both Offices also work closely with key personnel in DCU to ensure that students are rewarded and recignised for their contributions to sport and extracurricular life at DCU. DCU's training, reward and recognition initiatives include: