Club Survey Focus Groups taking place – have your say

Sport NI has been asking sports clubs for their views on a variety of topics to create a better understanding of the club landscape in Northern Ireland through a widespread survey.  The survey was launched in November 2019 and to date we have had over 800 responses. We would really like to reach the 1,000…Continue reading this article →

Junior hockey official scores win at Sport NI Awards

Pegasus Hockey Club are celebrating one of their young members who has recently been announced as the winner of the Young Technical Official of the Year prize at Sport NI’s 2019 SportMaker Awards. Erin Guinn, a young female hockey enthusiast has been recognised for her contribution to the sport at the age of 16. Consistently…Continue reading this article →

Love to Move Deliverers Course 11th & 12th February 2020

Love to Move Deliverers Course Date 11th & 12th February 2020 House of Sport, Upper Malone Road, Belfast BT9 5LA Love to Move is an age and dementia friendly seated movement programme unlike any other. The programme has its roots taken from gymnastics and uses specially designed coordination and bilaterally asymmetrical movement patterns, which are…Continue reading this article →

Belfast VCSE Sectoral Advisory Panel and Citywide Network

From 9th December 2019 Belfast City Council will be inviting all VCSE organisations and groups in the city to nominate candidates for selection to a Sectoral Advisory Panel (closing date 31 Jan 2020). The panel will comprise approximately 15 members drawn from organisations and groups in Belfast’s VCSE sectors who will be expected to advocate…Continue reading this article →

Hockey Coach Scores Win at Sport NI SportMaker Awards

Hockey Coach Greg Thompson has been named Club Performance Coach of the Year in recognition of his achievements over the past 12 months with Pegasus Hockey Club. The club’s collective trophy haul includes the Denman Ulster Shield, winning the EY Hockey League and claiming the EY Champions Trophy at the end of the season. In…Continue reading this article →

Nelson Lindsay, Head Swimming Coach to Bethany Firth named High Performance Coach of the Year at Sport NI Awards

Nelson Lindsay, coach to history-making Paralympic gold medallist Bethany Firth, has been awarded the title of High Performance Coach of the Year by Sport Northern Ireland at its 2019 SportMaker Awards. Nelson has been coach to 23-year-old swimmer Bethany for more than a decade and has overseen her meteoric rise to the top of the…Continue reading this article →

Gymnastics Volunteer swings to victory at Sport NI Awards

A young volunteer with Ballysillan Gymnastics Club has been honoured for her contribution to local sport at the 2019 Sport Northern Ireland SportMaker Awards. Lucy Wallace, who volunteers as a young leader, was named Volunteer of the Year for her outstanding contribution to the development of sport. Having recently won the Diana Award in 2018…Continue reading this article →

Red Belt Challenge Project Honoured at Sport NI Awards

A Portaferry-based Judo Project that has been instrumental in helping young children play sport and integrate together in a positive, safe environment, has been named Project of the Year at the Sport Northern Ireland’s 2019 SportMaker Awards. The Red Belt Challenge is a six week free Judo programme run by Peggy Magee in partnership with…Continue reading this article →

BMX Cycling Coach Lands Prestigious Sport NI Award

Belfast’s BMX Club Coach Jonathan Reid has been announced as the winner of the Children’s Coach of the Year prize at Sport NI’s 2019 SportMaker Awards. Jonathan developed the FUNdamentals Programme for BMX Ireland, producing a detailed set of guidelines to ensure that all clubs in Ireland deliver a consistent programme which really puts the…Continue reading this article →

Northern Ireland’s first walking conference champions the ‘Power of Walking’

The Public Health Agency, Sport NI and Outdoor Recreation NI on Wednesday 14th November hosted a ‘Power of Walking’ conference in Queen’s Riddle Hall Belfast, to demonstrate how achieving a stronger culture of walking has the power to offer enormous benefits for the local population in Northern Ireland. The conference was opened by the Chief…Continue reading this article →