Sport NI welcomes FIG decision to reinstate NI gymnasts

On the decision to allow gymnasts Rhys McClenaghan, Eamon Montgomery and Ewan McAteer to compete in the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, Sport NI Chief Executive Antoinette McKeown said: “Sport NI welcomes the decision by the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) to reinstate Rhys McClenaghan, Eamon Montgomery and Ewan McAteer to compete in the forthcoming Commonwealth Games.…Continue reading this article →

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Sport NI Chief Pays Tribute to Damian Casey

Sport NI Chief Executive, Antoinette McKeown said: “The public outpouring of grief we witnessed today at the funeral of Damian Casey is testament of the impact he had on his sport, and his community. “The tributes from across the island of Ireland since Damian’s tragic death, show just how loved and respected he was on…Continue reading this article →

CEO Blog – Sports Centred Seminar Provides New Approach to Help End Violence Against Women and Girls

“We often feel helpless when we learn of the latest horrific incident of violence against a woman or girl from the news. We are left with questions on how we can bring about a meaningful, cultural change that will keep our female family and friends safe from harm. “Speaking out on ending violence against women…Continue reading this article →

“Age should not be a barrier”- Sport NI Chair shines light on sport as a lifelong activity

When we think of sport we tend to think of younger people at the peak of their physical fitness playing football, rugby or Gaelic, but sport can, and should be, a lifelong activity. A shining example of the power of sport for all ages is Chair of Sport NI George Lucas, who at the age…Continue reading this article →

Sport NI offers condolences on the passing of Billy Bingham

Sport NI Chief Executive, Antoinette McKeown said: “Billy Bingham will be remembered as one of NI’s true sporting heroes and an inspiration to us all. “Northern Ireland has been to three World Cups, and Billy Bingham played an integral role on each occasion, as a player in 1958, and then as manager leading his team…Continue reading this article →

Paralympian reveals her first ‘SportMaker’ as Hunt for Unsung Sporting Heroes Begins

Swimming star Bethany Firth has revealed how her sporting success may not have happened if it hadn’t been for the encouragement of her PE teacher. The nine-times Paralympian medal winner credits her Longstone Special School teacher Jerome Starrs for helping her overcome her fear of water and setting her on the road to gold medal…Continue reading this article →

Sport NI Launches New Campaign to Save Lives in the Water

A new campaign called Get Wet, Stay Safe has been launched by Sport NI ahead of the expected influx of people taking to watersports during the summer. The campaign is part of a joint initiative with Swim Ireland, Swim Ulster, the RNLI and the Outdoor Partnership, with marketing support from Outdoor Recreation Northern Ireland. The…Continue reading this article →