Future Local Sporting Winners on Agenda as Sport NI Hosts Performance Sport Conference

Sport Northern Ireland and UK Sport have brought together local performance sport personnel for a special conference in Belfast this week on developing the next generation of medal-winning athletes. The Performance Pathways Conference, which took place at Belfast Waterfront, saw delegates exchange knowledge, expertise and research on best practice for transitioning talented young athletes into…Continue reading this article →

Congratulations to Killicomaine JHS who are getting Girls Active!

Killicomaine Junior High School recently attended the Youth Sport Trust Annual Conference Awards Dinner, having become one of four schools shortlisted for ‘Best Secondary School of the Year in the UK’ for outstanding contributions to the Girls Active programme. Held at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, the awards aim to reward those who have used sport…Continue reading this article →

Sport Northern Ireland Returns to NI Science Festival

February saw the Northern Ireland Science Festival return with another bumper programme of activities and events, and Sport Northern Ireland was delighted to once again participate and work alongside the Festival organisers to share specialist insight on the science of sport. This year, practitioners from Sport NI’s Sports Institute delivered two sold-out panel discussion events…Continue reading this article →

Multi-Facility Fund now OPEN for applications.

The Multi-Facility Fund is a new capital grants programme managed and administered by Sport Northern Ireland.  The programme is financed by National Lottery funds. The proposed aims of the capital investment programme are: To partially address identified sports facility deficits; To positively contribute to targets outlined in The Northern Ireland Strategy for Sport and Physical…Continue reading this article →

Local Sporting Workforce Recognised at SportMaker Celebration Event

Sport Northern Ireland officials and history-making rugby referee Joy Neville have paid tribute to the work of Northern Ireland’s sports clubs, coaches, officials and volunteers at a ceremony at Titanic Belfast this evening. The SportMaker Celebration Evening brought together the winners of Sport NI’s 2017 Coaching, Officiating and Volunteering Awards, who were presented with awards…Continue reading this article →

Sport NI Chief Executive Congratulates Kelly Gallagher on Inclusion in Paralaympics GB Squad for PyeongChang Winter Paralympics

Sport Northern Ireland Chief Executive Antoinette McKeown has welcomed the confirmation that 2014 Paralympic Gold Medallist Kelly Gallagher will compete at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympics as part of the Team GB Squad, competing in the Slalom and Giant Slalom. Visually impaired skier Kelly won Great Britain’s first ever Winter Paralympics Gold medal when she triumphed…Continue reading this article →

Sport Northern Ireland Talking the Science of Sport at NI Science Festival 2018

This month marks the start of this year’s NI Science Festival, which will see over 180 events exploring the wonders of science, technology engineering and maths. Sport NI is excited to be part of the festival and we will be holding two ‘Sport Insight’ evenings which will both be hosted by Sports Correspondent, Denise Watson.…Continue reading this article →

Sport NI’s National Lottery Funding Programme to Invest £6.7m in NI communities

Sport Northern Ireland is inviting applications from the local sports community to a new multi-million pound National Lottery capital programme. The Multi-Facility Fund, managed and administered by Sport NI, will offer grants up to £1,000,000 towards projects which create a multi-facility environment of four or more different sports types located on a single site. Speaking…Continue reading this article →

Together: Building a United Community (TBUC) Improving Good Relations through Sport programme success

Together: Building a United Community is a Northern Ireland Executive strategy which aims to help both Government and the wider community work towards improving relations and building a united society. The key priorities for this strategy are related to children & young people, providing safe shared communities and all people being given the opportunity to…Continue reading this article →

A celebration of sport at Ballymoney 3G pitch

An official opening event has been held to mark the completion of Ballymoney’s 3G pitch complex. The facility, located near the Joey Dunlop Leisure Centre, has helped to transform outdoor sport and leisure facilities in the town and surrounding areas. At the event on Friday 26th January, officials from the Department for Communities and Sport…Continue reading this article →