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1 Facility Development Workshop

2 Welcome

3 Richard Fahey Director of Club Licensing and Facility Development

4 Agenda Welcome and Introductions FAI Facility Department –Support available –Sports Capital Programme Shared Access –The Company –Overview of Programme –The steps involved –Health and Safety Information Q and A

5 FAI Club Licensing and Facility Development Department

6 Who we are, What we do; Team of five staff –Aodh Cronin, Michael ODoherty –Enda Corcoran, Regina Coppinger Team of appointed independent advisors –Moylans, STRI, James Molloy Consulting etc Exist to support the development of quality football facilities locally, regionally and nationally Manage the Club Licensing System

7 Strategic Goals Aviva Stadium New HQ and Sports Campus at Abbotstown International Programme Airtricity League Implementation of the Technical Plan Investment in the Football Community –Development Officer Programme –Local / Regional Facility Development

8 How can we help? Work in partnership with you and other key stakeholders by; offering advice on quality standards assisting with technical queries master planning and design advice at every stage of development whether you are; –Planning a new facility –Upgrading an existing facility

9 How can we help? We provide independent technical guidance on; –Natural Turf –Artificial Turf –Floodlighting –Clubhouse layout / design –Pitch dimensions / Goal sizes –Laying out club grounds –Funding We play a role in; –Monitoring major football infrastructure projects –Ensuring value for money

10 Resources

11 Contact Details Phone: 01 8999500 Fax: 01 8999506 Email:

12 Funding Continuously Lobby for funding for football –Mini Pitch Programme –League of Ireland CIDP –Regional Centre Development –Grassroots Facilities Work in partnership with the Department of Tourism, Culture and Sport –Sports Capital Programme Local Authorities Department of Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs – RAPID, YPF,

13 SCG Funding Summary Circa 97m in funding for football since 2002 – 18m for League of Ireland – 79m for Grassroots 2008 –10.44m allocated to football (20% of total) –44.8% - Natural Turf – 30.2% - Artificial Turf –9.8% - Floodlighting –5.7% - Dressing Rooms / Club house

14 SCG – The Future FAI have lobbied extensively for return of Programme Indications are that the programme will be advertised before the end of the year or early in 2011

15 Guide to the Sports Capital Programme

16 Sports Capital Programme Aims & Objectives Integrated and planned approach to development of sports facilities around the country Assist voluntary and community organisations with the development of sports facilities Prioritise the needs of disadvantaged areas Encourage the multi-purpose use of facilities at national, regional and community level

17 Different Categories of Applications National Key Strategic Facilities Regional Facilities Local/Community Facilities

18 How much funding is available? 2006 75m 200785m 200850m 2010 /11???

19 Money is allocated on a per capita basis per county. For example in 2008, Co. Carlow received 366,500 for 9 projects. The average was approx. 41k. Therefore it is very unlikely that a project in Carlow would receive a grant of 500k Be realistic about the amount that you apply for

20 What works are eligible for grant aid? Yes Capital Expenditure Construction/Refurb. Sports Halls Dressing Rooms Pitch Development Athletic Tracks Purchase of Sports Equipment Consultants Fees No Site Purchase Costs Operating Costs Events Staffing Personal Equipment Feasibility Studies If work on project has commenced

21 Maximum Grant Levels : Local Contribution Non-Disadvantaged area Min. 30% Locally Min. 10% from own resources Disadvantaged Area Min. 20% locally Min. 5% from own resources In reality, very few projects secure the maximum level of funding. The higher the local contribution the applicant can make towards the project costs, the higher rating they will receive.

22 Factors which disqualify applications If the contract is signed or if work has started If evidence of local funding is not provided Schools – Must be joint application with local community

23 Factors which disqualify applications If no feasibility is included with new projects costing in excess of 500,000 Inadequate title to site If evidence of full planning permission has not been provided (if applicable)

24 Scoring System Each application is scored between 1 and 5 under each assessment criterion Different weights (from 1-4) are attached depending on importance – this decides order of priority within own county Higher weighting is given to disadvantaged criteria Recommendations made to Minister Minister makes final decision

25 Increase Participation/Improve Standards – be clear as to the objective of your project, growth targets, improved standards of sporting performance etc (1-5) x 4 Level of Socio-Economic Disadvantage (1-5) x 4 Technical Merits – quality of drawings, reliability of cost plans, planning permission in place (if applicable) etc (1-5) x 4 Financial viability of Project – DAST wants to avoid white elephants, ability to compete the project within a realistic timeframe, previous track record in fundraising taken into account, realistic income and expenditure projections (1-5) x 4 Level of local funding available – higher rating given to applicants with a significant contribution towards the project (1-5) x 4 Ability to maintain project after completion – enough money to complete quality build (1-5) x 3 Scoring System

26 Current/Planned facilities in area – duplication to be avoided etc(1-5) x 2 Extent/Outcome of Local Consultation – with other clubs, schools, local authorities etc to indicate their commitment to using the facilities if they are provided (1-5) x 2 Strategies to attract people form disadvantaged areas – not just about developing facilities, programmes need to be developed, how will you market towards this group etc(1-5) x 3 Priority of project in relation to existing facilities- what facilities are needed in the area, avoid duplication, need to achieve an equitable spread of facilities in each county. Priority in relation to the applicants existing facilities(1-5) x 4 Priorities as identified by N.G.B.s – proposals consistent with N.G.B.s strategy, contribute to a regional and/or a national sporting infrastructure(1-5) x 3 Scoring System


28 Submission Basics Be very clear about participation / performance Bear in mind the Scoring system Be realistic about grant levels sought Local contribution must be in place Ensure all project costs are covered All technical issues must be covered

29 Submission Basics All documentation requested must be included with the application form Consult with the FAI at all times and look for letter of support LOBBY,LOBBY, LOBBY FOR SUPPORT

30 Questions

31 Break


33 Context No Sports Capital Programme since 2008 FAI constantly lobbying and seeking innovative ways to assist clubs Facility Department working with clubs to draw down allocated funding Difficulties for other clubs seeking to develop infrastructure FAI looking at telecoms requirements Approached by Shared Access

34 34 Build, Own, Operate Shared Telecoms Infrastructure Focused on Wireless Provide an attractive financial model for Wireless Operators e.g. O2, Vodafone, Imagine etc Experienced management team Private & well capitalised

35 35 Build, market and operate 1000 sites in US and Ireland Shared Access has an exclusive contract with the OPW to act as the Managing Agent for 220 Masts developed to date at Garda stations. Shared Access market the sites to the wireless industry. In addition to the OPW portfolio Shared Access promotes private land & building portfolios to the mobile operators Landmark Buildings and Structures, including; Dundrum Shopping Centre Thomond Park Dublin Port Tunnel Ritz Carlton Hotel Portfolio of Work

36 36 The Scheme Shared Access sought FAI assistance to develop wireless network infrastructure Seeking to develop 310 sites initially Investment of 36m Capital Expenditure (approx.120k per site) After discussions it was felt that the best way of ensuring a long term benefit for clubs was by way of; –Floodlighting Scheme Clubs will also receive an annual rental income

37 Typical Annual Rental Income Long Term Partnership 1 st Operator2k 2 nd OperatorAdditional 2k 3 rd Operator30% of SA Rental Income 4 th Operator40% of SA Rental Income

38 Health and Safety Initial concerns expressed Research conducted by FAI by reference to studies by respected organisations such as ComReg, the World Health Organisation, ICNIRP amongst others Concerns allayed

39 ComReg All telecommunications operators hold a licence from Comreg. Strictly regulated Industry Operators required to provide a level of service and coverage to Nationwide Comreg carry out testing annually on sites using the ICNIRP Guideline Levels


41 Health & Safety All Shared Access Sites Comply with the radio frequency guideline power levels as published by ICNIRP (International Commission for Non Ionizing Radiation Protection) and supported by the WHO (World Health Organisation) These levels are also the reference levels for the Irish Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg) June 13, 200741

42 We conclude that the balance of evidence indicates that there is no general risk to the health of people living near to base stations on the basis that exposures are expected to be small fractions of guidelines. The United Kingdom Independent Expert Group Report (also known as the Stewart Report) 2000

43 None of the recent reviews have concluded that exposure to the RF fields from mobile phones or their base stations causes any adverse health consequence. The World Health Organization (WHO) 2000

44 Mobile phone base stations and early childhood cancers: case-control study June 2010 Study question: Is there an increased risk of early childhood cancers associated with exposure to macrocell mobile phone base stations during pregnancy? Summary answer: There was no association of early childhood cancers with mobile phone base station exposure during pregnancy.

45 Health and Safety Possible Issue –Local perception and adverse publicity generated –Shared Access will work with clubs to inform and support the key decision makers

46 Enquiry Form Process Enquiry Form Submitted to FAI Enquiry Form Sent to Shared Access (Data Protection) Acknowledgement Letter and Option Lease Agreement sent to Club by Shared Access

47 Enquiry Form Process Clubs Location Analysed against WSP (Wireless Service Providers) Requirements –Coverage –Proximity to major transport links –Population Panoramic Photographs taken at Club Grounds that match WSP criteria – Lease Option Signed by Club Strategy defined for Lighting/Telecoms Solution at Clubs

48 Marketing To WSPs Shared Access market all Clubs with signed Option Lease Agreements to WSPs Shared Access receive an Interest Registration from WSP Discussion with Club regarding proposed solution Interest Confirmation from WSP –Lease Issued to Club –Drawings Prepared (Planning Application if Required) –Lease Signed Build Commences

49 Legal Framework of Scheme Option and Lease Agreement

50 The Option Agreement is issued to Clubs who express an interest in the Scheme (EF) The FAI has reviewed the Option Agreement and are fully supportive of the document To initiate participation in the scheme the Club will need to sign the Option Agreement. Signing the agreement means the Club is committed to partake in the scheme

51 Option and Lease Agreement Allows SA to explore the possibility of constructing and operating telecommunications structures at the Club Put simply, the agreement means SA have the option to lease a portion of the Clubs grounds in the future Signing the agreement enables SA to market the Club to Operators The agreement runs for 3 years during which time SA will actively market the club to Operators

52 Option and Lease Agreement Operators typically plan their rollout over a 3 year timeframe By committing for 3 years, your club will be in a position for consideration by the Operators at any time during this period. Operators are continuously extending their coverage – a friendly site will always get preference.

53 Option and Lease Agreement SA will actively market all sites where an Option exists, giving your club every opportunity to avail of the scheme If site is suitable, a lease is issued to the Club for signing

54 The Scheme - An Integrated Floodlighting - Telecoms Solution Shared Access will provide at their cost; Site Assessment & Feasibility Professional Planning Service Site Design & Build of floodlights In return for; Permission to market telecoms space on one or more structures to telecoms operators 54

55 The Scheme - An Integrated Floodlighting - Telecoms Solution Shared Access will provide; –Floodlight Certified up to 350Lux meeting all relevant FAI Grassroots Standards (Switchable to 150Lux for training) –2 years maintenance of the installations following completion, 2 years bulb warranty –10 years floodlight and installation warranty –Connection costs will have to be met by clubs FAI looking at generator options, including nominated preferred supplier 55

56 The Scheme - Where clubs have existing floodlights; –Shared Access will assess the site –Come up with alternative solution for hosting their infrastructure –Balance of funding will go to an alternative club project 56

57 Generic Solutions





62 8 June 201462 Development Timelines

63 63 FAI Responsibilities –Facilitate flow of information / communication between Club and Shared Access –Provide any useful information to Shared Access that can facilitate fast-starts / quick wins –Engage when possible with Shared Access at Club meetings/discussions –FAI Facility Department consulted on Generic Design solution –FAI Facility Department have input in selection of suppliers and contractors –FAI Facility Department consultant to undertake site visits and additional sign off upon completion of works

64 64 Questions

65 Paul Delaney 087 - 914 15 65 Roisin Crowley 087 – 620 10

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