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 →

Active Fit Sporty Report

The Active, Fit & Sporty programme has continued to see success in inspiring and motivating women and girls across Northern Ireland to get involved in sport and physical activity. Within the 2018/2019 year £497,025 was invested into 6 organisations for its delivery – Female Sports Forum, Disability Sport NI, Ulster University, Women in Sport and…Continue reading this article →

Learning Disability Week focuses on getting sporty!

With Learning Disability Week taking place from 17th – 23rd June, this year focuses on getting sporty! People with a learning disability are twice as likely to be inactive and twice as likely to become obese than people without a learning disability. And almost 1 in 3 adults with a learning disability spend less than…Continue reading this article →

Winning throws open SportMaker Awards 2019 nominations.

Winning throws open SportMaker Awards 2019 nominations Sport Northern Ireland are back for another year to give our sporting community the opportunity to showcase their achievements and give special thanks to local coaches, officials and volunteers as it opens nominations for the 2019 SportMaker Awards. The SportMaker Awards acknowledge the work of Northern Ireland’s sporting…Continue reading this article →

Kick-off for Greenisland’s new £800k 3G pitch

A brand new, state-of-the-art 3G football pitch is ready for a summer of action in Greenisland after an investment of more than £800k. The new facilities will not only host Greenisland FC, but act as a sports hub for the entire community with outdoor gym equipment and further plans in the pipeline. Thanks to £700k…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 →

Mental Health Ambassadors Tell Their Stories In Bid To Help Others

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week (13th May), Sport Northern Ireland will be releasing a series of videos featuring Northern Ireland athletes who have battled with mental health. These videos are blunt. The videos are to raise awareness and understanding of mental health and support the NI Wellbeing in Sport Action Plan – a six…Continue reading this article →

Active, Fit and Sporty Survey

Active, Fit and Sporty Survey Sport Northern Ireland are seeking feedback on female participation in sport and physical activity by completing an online survey. We are seeking information and advice on how can we as an organisation, in conjunction with our partners and the wider public can encourage more females to take part and flourish…Continue reading this article →