Parkour takes Giant Leap to become Officially Recognised Sport

Sport Northern Ireland, together with the home countries sports councils in England, Scotland and Wales, have announced their decision to officially recognise Parkour as a sport, making the UK the first country in the world to do so. Parkour, also known as Freerunning or Art du Deplacement, is the non-competitive physical discipline of training to…Continue reading this article →

Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017 Tickets on Sale Monday 9th January as Pool Schedule Confirmed

England v Spain Open WRWC2017 with Hosts Ireland meeting Australia on Day One Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017 will reach another important milestone when tickets for the pool stages go on sale tomorrow, Monday 9th January, at 9am on Ticketmaster. The pool stage match schedules are now confirmed.  Games will take place across two pitches…Continue reading this article →

Young People and Sport – New Research

  Sport NI advocates for the contribution that sport makes to wider health, social and economic outcomes. Gaining an understanding of participation in sport and physical activity is vital in maximising this contribution. This is supported by Sport NI conducting and funding high quality research to enable evidence-based decision making in sport. The Kids Life…Continue reading this article →

Northern Ireland Coaches Up for Prestigious UK Coaching Awards

Two coaches from Northern Ireland will be going head to head with some of the top coaches from across the UK at the prestigious UK Coaching Awards on Tuesday 29 November. Ards swimming coach Nelson Lindsay has been shortlisted for the High Performance Coach of the Year award, in recognition of his contribution to the outstanding…Continue reading this article →

NSPCC Launches Football Hotline for Sexual Abuse Victims

Following a series of shocking revelations this week about sexual abuse in English football, the NSPCC has launched a dedicated hotline for victims of abuse across the UK which is being supported by the Irish FA. The launch of the free, independent helpline number on Thursday (24 November) follows former professional footballers Andy Woodward, Steve…Continue reading this article →

2016 Sport Northern Ireland Coaching Awards Winners

Sport Northern Ireland has announced the full list of winners for the 2016 Coaching Awards. Nine winners were chosen by the judging panel following an excellent response from the public, who nominated coaching projects from an array of different sports and levels of participation. 2016 marks the third year of the Sport NI Coaching Awards,…Continue reading this article →

Sport Northern Ireland Launches £2million Funding Initiative for Outdoor Spaces

Sport Northern Ireland has announced a new £2million funding initiative to help local communities get active and engaged in outdoor sport and recreation. Outdoor Spaces, part of the organisation’s four-year Every Body Active 2020 initiative, aims to develop new outdoor recreation facilities and infrastructure. It is funded by the National Lottery and applications are open…Continue reading this article →

Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine Launches Updated Professional Code

The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (FSEM) UK has launched a new version of its Professional Code. Designed for use by Fellows and Members of the FSEM, this important guide is also relevant to any doctor working in Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM) or looking after a sports team at any level. The code…Continue reading this article →

New Defib Initiative Helps Sports Clubs ‘Restart a Heart’

Sports Northern Ireland and the Department for Communities have marked European ‘Restart a Heart’ day today (Tuesday 18th October) at the start of a joint initiative that will see 500 automated external defibrillator (AED) units allocated to local communities. The ‘Defibrillators for Sport’ initiative aims to increase the number of AED devices available in community…Continue reading this article →

£300,000 investment to kick start the ‘Active Living:No Limits 2021’ action plan

Communities Minister Paul Givan, MLA has today launched an action plan for the development and support for disabled people participating in sport. The ‘Active Living:No Limits 2021 Action Plan’ is a partnership document that will drive the development of disability sport across Northern Ireland and will encourage access and support for people with disabilities who…Continue reading this article →