SportMaker 2023

Recognising outstanding coaches, officials and volunteers Sport NI’s SportMaker Awards are back for 2023 and nominations are now closed. Please check back at a later date to see who our winners are. The SportMaker Awards recognise the outstanding contribution of coaches, officials, volunteers and projects over the last 12 months and the vital role they play in supporting,…Continue reading this article →

Physical Literacy Resources

Useful Document / Research: Are all domains created equal? An exploration of stakeholder views on the concept of physical literacy Physical Literacy Across the World  ICSSPE Bulletin  Developing Physical Literacy – Building a New Normal for All Canadians    Relevant Organisations: Sport Ireland International Physical Literacy Association Sport For Life   Historical Documents in relation…Continue reading this article →

Physical Literacy

Physical literacy is the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding that enables a person to value and participate in physical activity throughout life. The All-Island Physical Literacy Consensus Statement launched in October 2022, aims to promote a culture of lifelong participation in physical activity and sport for all. Read more about the launch of…Continue reading this article →

Club Survey Report

Sport NI are delighted to be able to share the findings of the Club Survey 2019 which was undertaken late last year. The survey has been the most comprehensive piece of research Sport NI has undertaken with clubs. It has provided Sport NI with a greater understanding of the club landscape in Northern Ireland, their…Continue reading this article →

Get ready for UK Coaching Week 2019

Get ready for UK Coaching Week Sport NI believe that #GreatCoaching drives sporting activity, great experiences and helps to deliver a healthier, more active and cohesive society. Coaching helps us to be active, improve and connect. During Coaching Week, clubs, coaches, community groups, education, businesses and the public will come together to showcase and explore how…Continue reading this article →

Belfast Judo Coach Sweeps to Victory at Sport NI Awards

A Belfast-based judo coach working with children with special needs has been named Disability Coach of the Year at the 2018 Sport Northern Ireland SportMaker Awards. Gemma Reynolds, a former Irish judo squad member and multiple All-Ireland champion, is the Head Coach at Inspire NI, Northern Ireland’s first special needs/autism specific judo and multi-sport club.…Continue reading this article →

Macmillan Cancer Project Honoured at Sport NI Awards

A Macmillan Cancer Support initiative helping hundreds of local people living with cancer through sport has been named Project of the Year Sport Northern Ireland’s 2018 SportMaker Awards. Move More Northern Ireland, working in partnership with physical activity providers, local councils and health and social care trusts all over Northern Ireland, supports people with cancer…Continue reading this article →

Belfast Netball Coach Scores Win at Sport NI SportMaker Awards

Belfast Ladies Netball Club Coach Clare Winning has lived up to her name by collecting a prize at the 2018 Sport NI SportMaker Awards. Clare was named Club Performance Coach of the Year in recognition of her achievements with the club’s Firsts, Seconds and Thirds, whom she led to multiple successes in the 2017/18 season.…Continue reading this article →

Sporting Workforce Gets Connected as Sport NI Hosts 2018 Engagement Event

Interaction and collaboration were the key themes as Sport NI hosted its annual Club and Workforce Engagement event this week. Connected ’18 was billed as Sport NI’s first ‘un-conference’ with a focus on interactive discussions over traditional conference speeches. The event took place at the Hilton Templepatrick during 2018 European Week of Sport, and brought…Continue reading this article →

Celebrating the Local Sporting Workforce – Sport NI Launches 2018 SportMaker Awards

Sport Northern Ireland is giving the sporting community an opportunity to say “thank you” to local coaches, officials and volunteers as it opens nominations for the 2018 SportMaker Awards. The Awards acknowledge the work of Northern Ireland’s sporting workforce and highlight the outstanding people and projects that have made a big impact over the last…Continue reading this article →