2009 News Archive
02 December 2009
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£845 Million Investment
Northern Ireland has undergone a massive programme of regeneration to the tune of over £845 million thanks to National Lottery funding for good causes.
Wildcats Get Active With Olympic Hero
As the countdown to London 2012 continues, children in primary schools across Northern Ireland continue to ‘get active’ with Sport Northern Ireland’s Activ8 Challenge.
Jenna Moves up World Rankings
Following her outstanding performances in Cup of Russia and Finlandia Trophy, six times British Senior Ice Skating Champion Jenna McCorkell has been catapulted up the World rankings this year in her first two competitions.
Great Finish for Jenna
The Finlandia Trophy 8-11 October 2009, has proved to be a great competition in Jenna McCorkell’s first outing of the new season finishing 5th place overall in a world-class field of 18.
Major Investment in Performance Sport
Sport Northern Ireland today announced a major investment in performance sport to create a world class system for athlete development in Northern Ireland to deliver improved athletic performance.
Wendy Encourages Kids to Get Active
Olympic Silver Medallist and World Cycling Champion Wendy Houvenaghel took time out of her busy training schedule to visit two lucky schools in Belfast on Monday (8 June).
Excited Roddensvale Pupils Meet David Healy
Excited pupils and parents at Roddensvale School in Larne got to meet footballer David Healy on Tuesday (23 June) when he called in to congratulate pupils on taking part in Sport Northern Ireland’s Activ8 programme.
Extra Special Sports Day for St Colmcilles Primary School
Pupils at St Colmcilles Primary School had an extra special guest at their sports day on Tuesday (16 June) as Double Paralympic Gold Medallist Jason Smyth was on hand to give out medals, cheer the pupils on and even take part in some of the activities.
Jonathan Edwards Visits Activ8 School
School children at St Joseph’s Primary School in Lisburn had the opportunity to meet Olympic Triple Jumper Jonathan Edwards CBE on Thursday (4 June) as he visited the school.
Moving Up to a New Floor at Antrim Forum
Mayor of Antrim, Cllr Oran Keenan was joined last Thursday (21 May) by Eamonn McCartan, Chief Executive of Sport Northern Ireland, to officially launch Antrim Forum’s brand new sports hall floor.
Jan is South African Ladies Champion
Sport Northern Ireland funded athlete, Jan Dinsdale has just returned home from Johannesburg after winning the South African Disabled Golf Championship.
Sport Personalities Lend Their Support to Get Kids Active
An array of sports stars were at St Bride’s Primary School in Belfast on Tuesday to help launch Sport Northern Ireland’s Activ8 Campaign which aims to increase the levels of participation in sport and physical activity amongst young people.