Golden Boy Rhys McClenaghan’s Coach named High Performance Coach of the Year at Sport NI Awards

Luke Carson, coach to history-making Commonwealth Games gold medallist Rhys McClenaghan, has been awarded the title of High Performance Coach of the Year by Sport Northern Ireland at its 2018 SportMaker Awards. Luke has overseen the meteoric rise of 19-year-old gymnast Rhys to the top of the sport, culminating in an incredible year of successes.…Continue reading this article →

Lisburn Coach Hand-Stands Apart with Sport NI Award Win

A Lisburn-based gymnastics coach has been named Young Coach of the Year at the 2018 Sport Northern Ireland SportMaker Awards. Emma Gorman, a women’s artistic gymnastics coach at City of Lisburn Salto Gymnastics Club, was recognised for her achievement in developing the club’s young gymnasts, as well as her personal commitment to her own coach…Continue reading this article →

Introduction to Anti-Doping ‘Open’ Workshop

AN INVITATION:  Introduction to Anti-Doping ‘Open’ Workshop Always wanted to learn more about Clean Sport, but never had the chance?   In order to protect the Spirit of Sport and raise awareness of Anti-Doping issues, Sport NI is holding an Introduction to Anti-Doping Workshop for all athletes, coaches and athlete support personnel.Date: Wednesday 28 November…Continue reading this article →

Pitch Maintenance Programme Phase 2 Launch

Sport Northern Ireland has launched a new Pitch Maintenance Programme Phase 2. The Pitch Maintenance Programme Phase 2 is financed by funds made available through the Department for Communities and aims to improve pitch maintenance programmes at facilities in Northern Ireland. The purpose of this investment programme is to provide routine pitch maintenance equipment for…Continue reading this article →

Belfast Judo Coach Sweeps to Victory at Sport NI Awards

A Belfast-based judo coach working with children with special needs has been named Disability Coach of the Year at the 2018 Sport Northern Ireland SportMaker Awards. Gemma Reynolds, a former Irish judo squad member and multiple All-Ireland champion, is the Head Coach at Inspire NI, Northern Ireland’s first special needs/autism specific judo and multi-sport club.…Continue reading this article →

Annaclone Community Coach Recognised at Sport NI Awards

A CountyDown 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 2018 Sport NI SportMaker Awards. Kim Godsman has coaching in the area for the past two years. Her work targets women who have struggled to enjoy…Continue reading this article →

Sport Northern Ireland and Department for Communities Announce Defibrillator Awareness Training

Sport Northern Ireland which has gave out 1,200 defibrillators to sports clubs and community groups at a cost £850,000 and the Department for Communities have marked Restart a Heart Day 2018 by revealing the latest line up of dates for their continued awareness training in using defibrillators. Defibrillators for Sport, which opened for applications in…Continue reading this article →

Macmillan Cancer Project Honoured at Sport NI Awards

A Macmillan Cancer Support initiative helping hundreds of local people living with cancer through sport has been named Project of the Year Sport Northern Ireland’s 2018 SportMaker Awards. Move More Northern Ireland, working in partnership with physical activity providers, local councils and health and social care trusts all over Northern Ireland, supports people with cancer…Continue reading this article →

Lisburn Taekwondo Coach Lands Prestigious Sport NI Award

Lisburn Taekwondo Club coach Peter Stewart has been announced as the winner of the Children’s Coach of the Year prize at Sport NI’s 2018 SportMaker Awards. Peter is chief instructor at Lisburn Taekwondo Club and was recognised for his continued work to develop the club and engage children from as young as six in the…Continue reading this article →

Investment leads to development of two Powerchair football clubs

Investment through funding made possible by the Active Living: No Limits 2021 has helped Northern Ireland’s two newest power chair football clubs Hot Wheels PFC (Co Tyrone) and Devenish Warriors (Co Fermanagh) to develop. Sport Northern Ireland, through Department for Communities invested over £1m in accessible capital sports equipment during 2016/17 and 2017/18 to support…Continue reading this article →