Children and teens more physically active but inequalities remain, Ireland North and South Report Card finds

Physical activity levels in children and teenagers across Ireland and Northern Ireland have improved slightly over the past eight years but not all children and teens have an equal chance to be active, a new Active Healthy Kids Report Card has found. The Ireland North and South Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Adolescents has…Continue reading this article →

Women In Sport Panel Meets to put Female Voices Top of the Agenda

Sporting women at the top of their game met today (Thursday, August 11) as part of a new initiative to ensure female voices are heard to bring about positive change in sport. The Women In Sport Panel, has been established by Sport NI to champion women and girls in sport and today’s (Thursday, August 11) inaugural…Continue reading this article →

Sport NI Chief Congratulates History Making Team NI on their Record Games Medal Haul

Speaking from Birmingham on the closing day of Northern Ireland’s most successful Games ever with 18 medals and seven gold medals, Antoinette McKeown, Sport NI Chief Executive, said: “On the last day of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games on behalf of Sport NI I want to offer a massive congratulations to our Team Northern Ireland. “We…Continue reading this article →

Head Physio Kerry Kirk talks about the “Special Experience” of the Games

As anyone in sport knows there is no such thing as being an ‘overnight success.’ It takes years of hard work by the athlete and their team. And a woman who knows this only too well is Kerry Kirk, Head of Physiotherapy at our Sports Institute. We caught up with Kerry before she headed off…Continue reading this article →

Bethany’s Team is Key Cog in Swimming Success

Magical medal moments like that of Bethany Firth’s Commonwealth Games gold glory on Wednesday (August 3, 2022) don’t happen overnight. They are the product of years of work by the athlete and the tireless support of the staff around them. If it takes a village to raise a child – it takes a team to…Continue reading this article →

Swimming Star Firth Praises Sports Institute Staff as she Goes for Games Goal

When the starting beeps sound poolside today (August 3, 2022) in Birmingham Bethany Firth will propel herself off the starting block and dive into her “happy place.” Thanks to years of gruelling training her athletic body will spring to life and know exactly what to do as it furiously swallows up the water with every…Continue reading this article →