Mid Ulster District Council to open new Disability Sports Hub at MUSA

Mid Ulster District Council has opened a brand new Disability Sports Hub at Mid Ulster Sports Arena as part of a regional initiative funded by the Department for Communities through Sport NI. This £500,000 project delivered in all eleven Council areas is part of the Active Living: No Limits 2021 Action Plan to improve the…Continue reading this article →

Sport NI to Host Learning and Development Workshop Series for North West Clubs and Coaches

Sport Northern Ireland’s North West Coaching Programme and the North West Coaching Network have announced a series of upcoming free learning and development events for local sports clubs and coaches. On Monday 6th November 2017 (7-9pm), Derry City and Strabane District Council and Sport Northern Ireland will jointly host the 2017 North West Coaching Forum…Continue reading this article →

Success for Co. Down Gymnastics Coach at Sport NI Awards

Gymnastics coach, Nadia McAleavey has been awarded for her contribution to coaching after winning the prestigious REACH – Supporting Women in Coaching award at the 2017 Sport Northern Ireland Coaching, Officiating and Volunteering (COV) Awards. Nadia McAleavey, founder of Dynamic Gymnastics Club has received the prestigious REACH – Supporting Women in Coaching award, after already…Continue reading this article →

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council launched its first Community Plan, ‘Living Well Together’

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council launched its first Community Plan, ‘Living Well Together’, at a major event on Thursday 12 October 2017 held in the Great Hall, Downshire Estate, Downpatrick. The outcomes-based plan is designed to develop and improve the delivery of public services in the district between now and 2030, by providing a…Continue reading this article →

Defibrillators for Sport Initiative sees 1000th Free Device Allocated

Sport Northern Ireland and the Department for Communities have marked Restart a Heart Day 2017 by presenting the 1000th free defibrillator being allocated under their joint Defibrillators for Sport initiative. Defibrillators for Sport, which opened for applications in July 2016, aims to increase the number of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) available in community settings by…Continue reading this article →

Every Body Active 2020: Outdoor Spaces – Advert for Contractors

Sport Northern Ireland is in the process of awarding a number of capital projects encompassing the natural environment, e.g. walking trails, as part of the National Lottery-funded Outdoor Spaces strand of the Every Body Active 2020 Programme. Projects will be listed on Sport NI website on an individual basis – monitor the Tenders page of…Continue reading this article →

Coaching, Officiating & Volunteering Awards 2017: Talent Development Coach of the Year Winner – Niall Wilkinson

Athletics coach Niall Wilkinson has been named Talent Development Coach of the Year at the 2017 Sport Northern Ireland Coaching, Officiating and Volunteering Awards. Niall was presented with the award in recognition of his achievements with up and coming athletics star Sommer Lecky, whom he coached to Gold medal success this summer at the 2017…Continue reading this article →

Blog: Sport NI Chief Executive Reflects on the Role of Sport in Mental Health and Wellbeing

Tuesday 10th October is World Mental Health Day. Here, Sport NI Chief Executive Antoinette McKeown discusses the power of sport to promote good mental health, and the role the local sporting workforce can play in providing support to those who need it. Today marks World Mental Health Day 2017. In recent years, much progress has…Continue reading this article →

Keirron Tastagh “The Ring of Fire Expedition 2012″ – Tuesday 10th October at 7.00pm

Keirron is a very active Level 5 Coach sea who runs his own company “Adventurous Experiences” on the Isle of Man. He has a wealth of experience in expeditions and is an inspiring and enthusiastic speaker and coach. Keirron will present an incredible sea kayak trip he did that involved paddling 266 nautical miles over…Continue reading this article →

Blog – Sport NI Chair Attends All Ireland Ladies Gaelic Football Final

Sport NI Chairman George Lucas recently joined spectators at the 2017 All Ireland Ladies Gaelic Football Final at Croke Park. Here, he talks about his experiences: At Sport NI, we are committed to increasing participation by women and girls in sport, whether it’s through our Every Body Active 2020 participation programme, or through the work…Continue reading this article →