The RILSA Chairman Dan Carroll along with RILSA Treasurer Annette Newman and current number 1 in Ireland in both Snooker & Billiards and RILSA National Junior Development Officer Emirjeta Doda also current RILSA National U21 Champion met with one of the Co Founder’s of SARI, Ken McCue at Joey’ s recently.

The meeting was very successful for both organisations as they agreed a merger, with exciting times for the women’s cue sports in Ireland and indeed around the World.

A number of issues were raised and discussed, with a view to establishing and building on a number of the issues raised in the months ahead.

We at RILSA are delighted to have SARI on board and we feel that both organisations certainly sing from the same hymn sheet when it comes to sport and the importance of diversity and goodwill within both organisations in their promotions for a brighter future to include everyone regardless of gender, ability, race, religion etc.

Various levels will be introduced within the cue sports area.  RILSA have already set standards with 5 new player levels established during the season that proves to be very successful among our membership.

New exciting time’s ahead for women & girls across the great divide!

Sport Against Racism Ireland

Sport Against Racism Ireland (SARI) is an anti-racism not for profit organisation founded in Dublin in July 1997 ‘as a direct response to the growth of racist attacks from a small but vocal section of people in Ireland.

SARI organise various events, projects, programmes and campaigns in order to ‘support and promote social inclusion and positive integration through sport

Sport Against Racism Ireland (SARI)
Motto Positive Integration and Social Inclusion Through Sport
Founded 1997
Location 135 Capel Street, Dublin 1, Ireland
Area served Ireland
Website www.sari.ie

 

Background

SARI was founded in 1997 during the European Year against Racism. Co-founders Ken McCue, Frank Buckley, and Perry Ogden recognised growing racism and xenophobia throughout Ireland and chose the medium of sport to facilitate integration among the growing diverse population in Ireland.

In the years since its establishment, SARI has held numerous events, accumulated many international partners, and achieved charity status. The patrons of SARI are  John Rocha and Benjamin Zephaniah.  As well as the chairman, Perry Ogden, the board consists of Ali Curran, Phil Flynn, Brian Kerr and Eamon O’Shea