Guidance for Close Physical Contact Sports about progression to ensure a safe return to sport

The Department of Communities has formed an expert advisory panel to make recommendations regarding a safe return to sport. The panel includes personnel with specialist expertise and best practice experience in the application of sports medicine, sports science and performance practice (coaching / managing / competing). The panel has met recently to consider sport protocols…Continue reading this article →

Sport Northern Ireland Chair George Lucas appointed to UK Sport Board

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has confirmed that George Lucas, the Chair of Sport Northern Ireland has been appointed to the Board of UK Sport for a three-year term. UK Sport Chair Dame Katherine Grainger said: “I’m delighted to welcome George to the UK Sport Board. His significant knowledge and experience in…Continue reading this article →

SportMaker 2020

Countdown begins to SportMaker Awards 2020. The Sport Northern Ireland SportMaker Awards are making a welcome return for 2020. #SportMaker awards process shines a light on the local sporting workforce, recognising the outstanding contribution of coaches, officials, volunteers and projects and the role they play in encouraging people to benefit from the power of sport.…Continue reading this article →

A Framework to guide progression towards a resumption of sport and physical recreation in Northern Ireland

Director of performance Peter McCabe talks about the return to sport framework, but first, here is Sport NI CEO Antoinette McKeown to provide some background. Director of performance Peter McCabe talks about the return to sport framework. A Framework To Guide Progression Towards A Resumption Of Sport And Physical Recreation in NI. What is it?…Continue reading this article →

Changes to exercise regulations

Please click here to read the recent Sport Northern Ireland statement on changes to exercise regulations    

Sport NI introduces The Sport Wellbeing Hub in response to coronavirus pandemic

Sport NI CEO Antoinette McKeown, in partnership with the PHA, today announced the launch of new initiative The Sport Wellbeing Hub in response to the COVID 19 challenge.  The Hub is unique. It provides instant access to helpful information, guidance and resources that can be tailored specifically to help care for our wellbeing needs. Speaking online…Continue reading this article →

Suppliers and Grants Recipients

Due to COVID-19 we took the decision to close our premises to protect our staff, our stakeholders and the general public. Our post is being held securely by the Post Office. Unfortunately, this means that we do not have access to post and will be unable to action hard copy information such as invoices or…Continue reading this article →

#SportSafeStrong – How to stay active during COVID -19!

We want to do everything we can to support people to stay active, only on the condition that they are well enough and guided to do so.  We fully recognise the importance of physical activity during this time, and would encourage people to do so in safe and appropriate environments, keeping in mind the latest…Continue reading this article →

Sport Northern Ireland Coronavirus Statement

Sport NI is mindful of the developing situation with coronavirus (COVID-19) and we understand that this may be likely to accelerate in the weeks and months ahead. We know that the sport and physical recreation sector is experiencing ongoing and significant challenge as a result. Click here for the latest statement   SportNI is committed is providing…Continue reading this article →


Covid-19 – Update Issue 2 30th March, 2020 New updated measures have been introduced to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and save lives. Please click here for advice   For Coronavirus (COVID19) advice: As the situation is evolving quickly, and you should check regularly for updated government advice, which can be found…Continue reading this article →