Northern Ireland Civil Service Sports Association

Improving People’s Lives

Welcome to Northern Ireland Civil Service Sports Association.

About Us

Who we are

Formed in 1950 the Association has its origins in the NI Civil Service and is at heart a membership organisation. Based at our HQ in the Stormont Estate, Belfast we serve over 8500 members across NI and an extensive customer base. The organisation is governed by a Council supported by the CEO and senior management team and 40 plus staff.

What we do

We develop and deliver a wide range of sport and leisure services, and activities and a range of training programmes for members and non-members.

How we deliver our services

We deliver our services to members through a network of 65 workplace clubs and 14 sports clubs based at the Pavilion Complex, Stormont. On a much broader scale we deliver numerous sporting activities and events in conjunction with our partners in governing bodies of sport. We also deliver through contracts with the NICS, the wider public sector and the private sector a range of training programmes covering mental and physical health, communication and leadership.

Our Benefits

Being a member of NICSSA gives you a wide range of unique benefits contact us for more information.


Workplace Clubs

NICSSA run a network of clubs in NICS buildings throughout NI where our members and their families have the opportunity to avail of sporting, leisure and lifestyle opportunities

Contact us to enquire

From Golf Days out to Flower Bouquets to Amazon Vouchers we hold monthly Giveaways to reward our loyal members for their continued support. Apply for this months giveaway today.

NICSSA members can save money with our exclusive discounts with our Travel, Cards and Legal providers. We also have savings with Specsavers. 


NICSSA provide amazing experiences for all the family from Easter Eggstravaganza to Tayto Park and Theatre Tickets we have you covered for the whole family.


From leisure centre savings to savings in over 2,000 retail outlets, bars, restaurants, hotels and golf courses we have Extra Discounts for you and the whole family.

View our full range of discounts

Our Memberships

View our full range of memberships for all our members.

Gold Membership

  • Activ Health Club Membership 
  • Free Classes in house and online
  • Individual Fitness Programme tailored to you
  • Free Room Hire at Pavilion
  • Discounted Meals and Drinks at Whistles Bar and Restaurant
  • All NICSSA Benefits Included

Silver Membership

  • Play for one of 14 Sports Clubs
  • Receive up to 15% Discount in Whistles Bar and Restaurant
  • Free Room Hire for Social Events
  • All NICSSA Benefits Included

Bronze Membership

  • Join the NICS Workplace Club in your area for organised events, access to events in your area and giveaways.
  • NICSSA Exclusive Offers with discounts in Cars, Holidays and Legal Providers.
  • NICSSA Experiences giving you access to theatre tickets, sporting events, Tayto Park tickets and NICSSA Events.
  • NICSSA Discounts cards providing discounts in over 2000 retailers, bar and restaurants, days out, hotel breaks and discounted golf experiences.

The Pavilion

With over 14 NICS Sports Clubs we provide an opportunity for people of all ages and abilities to partake in sporting activity.


Sports Clubs

With over 14 NICS Sports Clubs we provide an opportunity for people of all ages and abilities to partake in sporting activity. Contact us to find your local club.

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Activ HealthClub

Join our Activ Club for a full range of classes for all abilities. Excellent gym facilities’ and instructors on hand to enable you to improve your health and wellbeing.


The Pavilion Bar & Restaurant

With delicious food and a relaxed atmosphere, The Pavilion bar and restaurant is the perfect place to unwind.


Facility Hire

Hosting a conference or corporate event? The Pavilion provide excellent facilities and a safe space for all.



Why not book out Playball Pitches. Check out our 3G 5-a-side and 7-a-side pitches. All bookable online. ​

Health & Wellbeing

Check out our unique health and wellbeing solutions

Invest in your health from the inside out. Speak to us today about our Pavilion Clinic offering.

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Training and Development

Communication, Leadership, Strategy Focus, Team Building courses all tailored to your organisation.

PDF of our courses

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WELL Programme

Are you an NICS Employee? The WELL Programme offers help and support in all areas of your Health and Wellbeing

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If you have moved home, work or department please get in touch to let us know. We will update your details for future communications.

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Please contact us on the email below for a membership enquiry.

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