David Lasini heads to Paris with Team GB

Sport NI Sports Institute Head of Strength and Conditioning David Lasini is heading to Paris to support the next set of Team GB athletes looking to achieve Olympic glory. Lasini is going to his second Olympic Games after being part of Team GB in Tokyo as a physical preparation coach but this time will be…Continue reading this article →

Irish Squash rallies new participants thanks to Sport NI investment

Irish Squash has seen an increase in participation thanks to the Sport NI Sports Systems Investment New Governing Bodies programme. 767 participants took part in numerous initiatives running from January to March after receiving a £24,460 investment. Made possible thanks to National Lottery players, the initiatives were a huge success in welcoming a diverse range…Continue reading this article →

Physical Literacy Forum visits Fort Hill Integrated Primary School

The second meeting of the Northern Ireland Physical Literacy Forum has taken place including a practical session at Fort Hill Integrated Primary School. Governing bodies and Local Councils gathered with Sport NI staff to learn more about developing physical literacy in the person and in their organisations. In attendance was representatives of Athletics NI, Armagh,…Continue reading this article →

Council physical activity programme gets over 1,900 children and adults active

More than 1,900 people from across the Fermanagh and Omagh district have benefitted from a recent programme offering new opportunities to get active in local communities. The programme – delivered by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, with funding received from Sport NI through the Department for Communities (DfC), from January to March 2024 – enabled…Continue reading this article →

Sport NI congratulates sporting recipients of the King’s Birthday Honours

Sport NI wishes to congratulate those within our sporting community who have been recognised in the King’s Birthday Honours List. Among the recipients is Erroll Lutton, honoured for his services to Hockey. Erroll won the Sport NI SportMaker Club Performance Coach of the Year award in 2022 for his incredible contribution to the sport, both…Continue reading this article →

Understanding Physical Literacy Workshop

Online workshop, Thursday 27th June 2024, 6.30pm-9.30pm We’re thrilled to invite you to our upcoming online workshop on Thursday, June 27th, 2024, from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM. Get ready to dive into the world of Physical Literacy and discover how it can revolutionise your approach to staying active at any age. What is Physical Literacy? Physical Literacy goes beyond…Continue reading this article →

Sport NI launch new mental health and wellbeing course to support sports

This Mental Health Awareness Week Sport NI has launched a new online mental health and wellbeing awareness course for the sports sector. According to the ‘Mental Health in Northern Ireland Fundamental Facts 2023’ one in five adults and one in eight children in Northern Ireland have a probable mental illness. The course, available through Sport NI’s…Continue reading this article →

Mental Health Awareness Week: Move more to boost mental health

This Mental Health Awareness Week (13-19 May), the Public Health Agency (PHA) and Sport NI have teamed up to encourage everyone to move more for their mental health and wellbeing.Our physical health can have a big impact on how we feel and what we do with our body can have a powerful effect on your…Continue reading this article →

Care In The Sun – Sun Awareness Week 2024

Reducing exposure to UV rays for people involved in sport and recreation can make a significant contribution to the prevention of skin cancer  Protecting your skin is more important than you think, particularly when you are participating in outdoor sports. Did you know that last year, 35% of people in the UK experienced sunburn at…Continue reading this article →

Sport NI briefs Committee for Communities

Sport NI representatives were in Parliament Buildings on Thursday to brief the Committee for Communities on the organisation and its work for sport. Reflecting after the meeting, Richard Archibald, Interim CEO Sport NI said: “We were very pleased to provide a briefing to members of the Committee for Communities on the work of Sport NI.…Continue reading this article →