Bethany Firth Supports Toyota Parasport Fund

Bethany Firth, Paralympic swimming gold medallist, is supporting the launch of the Toyota Parasport Fund in Northern Ireland. Toyota are working with ParalympicsGB, Sport NI and Mencap NI to improve the quality and quantity of sports and activities available to people with a disability in Northern Ireland through the Toyota Parasport Fund. The Toyota Parasport…Continue reading this article →

Crumlin community netball coach recognised at Sport NI Awards

A Crumlin community netball coach has been honoured for her tireless work to get local women active and involved in sport, after being named Community Coach of the Year at the 2019 Sport NI SportMaker Awards. Joanne McElkerney formed a brand new netball club in the local area which now has a membership base of…Continue reading this article →

Disability Coach has a greater purpose than just sport and winning

A Belfast-based football coach working with children with special needs has been named Disability Coach of the Year at the 2019 Sport Northern Ireland SportMaker Awards. Michael McShane is the Orchardville Disability Football Manager and, through his work, recognised that there was a keen interest in the sport from members, so he set up and…Continue reading this article →

Dedicated Adekanmi nets Volunteer of the Year Sport NI Award

A Belfast based volunteer has been honoured for his contribution and commitment to creating good relations through multi sports opportunities at the 2019 Sport NI #SportMaker Awards. Adekanmi Abayomi, founder of Ethnic Minority Sports Organisations Northern Ireland (EMSONI) volunteers his time across Belfast and Northern Ireland promoting sport within ethnic minority groups and diverse communities.…Continue reading this article →

Female athletics coach aims to inspire the next generation with Sport NI Award

An Ulster University-based athletics coach has been named Young Coach of the Year at the 2019 Sport Northern Ireland SportMaker Awards. Emma McCay was recognised for her achievements in understanding the complex needs of youth athletes and her ability to create fun, challenging and engaging sessions which are rewarding for those she coaches. In addition,…Continue reading this article →

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 →