Game Changer Conference 2019

It’s Game on! Game Changer Conference Date: Monday 30 September & Tuesday 01 October 2019 Venue: Titanic Belfast The Game Changer Conference programme will include key note sessions focused on culture and change, wellbeing and women in sport, as well as a wide variety of workshops led by industry experts across the following key themes:…Continue reading this article →

Cycling Ireland Launch AXA Community Bike Rides

Cycling Ireland has partnered with AXA Insurance to create AXA Community Bike Rides, an exciting new programme that inspires people all over the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland to get out on their bikes. AXA Community Bike Rides are free social leisure rides for adults of all ages and abilities. A trained Ride Leader…Continue reading this article →

Significant Investment to See Everyone ‘All Out Trekking’ at Gosford Forest Park

The Department for Communities and Sport NI have invested £250,000 into the new All Out Trekking Project at Gosford Forest Park. This exciting new initiative delivered by Disability Sport NI and Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council provides, an inclusive opportunity for people of all abilities (12 years and above) to access the forest’s…Continue reading this article →

Every Body Active GLL Basketball

Belfast City Council in partnership with Basketball NI have been delivering an Every Body Active summer camp to females at Better Olympia Leisure Centre. The programme has participants of all ages and abilities from beginners to national league players. The participants surely know how to reap the social benefits as well as getting more active…Continue reading this article →

Groomsport Becomes Ards and North Down’s First Inclusive Beach

Groomsport beach has taken delivery of the first phase of beach mobility equipment, making it the first inclusive beach in Ards and North Down. Thanks to work carried out by the Mae Murray Foundation, in partnership with Ards and North Down Borough Council, Hippocampe all-terrain wheelchairs that can move easily over sand and offer support…Continue reading this article →

Washingbay Walkway and Running Trail Community Opening

Despite the inclement weather, a large crowd of leisure walkers as well as keep fit enthusiasts of all ages and abilities attended the Community opening of the new Washingbay Walkway and Running Trail on Saturday morning 15th June. Already proving to be a huge success, people of all ages and backgrounds from all over Mid…Continue reading this article →

Student Sport Ireland Opportunity

Student Sport Ireland are seeking an enthusiastic individual to take on the role of Research Officer.  Based at the Sport Ireland Campus, the role will lead in the delivery of the recently SSI commissioned SASSI 2 study, the follow up to the ground-breaking and influential Student Actvitity and Sport Study Ireland (SASSI) (Murphy et al)…Continue reading this article →

Charity calls for support to protect grassroots sport clubs

Grassroots sport clubs have a pivotal role to play in building trust and bringing communities together, new research published by leading Sport for Social Change charity Sported has revealed. Sported’s ‘In sport, we trust’ report has uncovered a trust deficit is dividing the UK and damaging communities. Young people from disadvantaged backgrounds are 23% less…Continue reading this article →

Council Launches Poolpods for Leisure Centres

Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Alderman John Smyth was joined by Jayne Moore from Sport NI, Robert Heyburn from Department for Communities, Andrea Herron from Disability Sport NI, Council Officers and local resident Gareth McNeilly to launch the new Poolpods at Antrim Forum and Valley Leisure Centre. Poolpod is a platform lift developed for the…Continue reading this article →

New walking and cycling trails at Garvagh Forest.

The Causeway Coast and Glens area is celebrating the completion of new walking and cycling trails at Garvagh Forest. The eagerly awaited new trail network provides a safe and attractive space for walkers, runners and cyclists all within the forest. As well as an enhanced trail head and car park, the forest now offers up…Continue reading this article →