Coaches Gain Olympic Insight at Sport NI Impact Conference

Local sports coaches and personnel have been learning some of the secrets behind Olympic gold medal success at a Sport Northern Ireland Coaching Impact conference in Belfast this week The conference, held at the W5 Centre, saw attendees hear from Danny Kenny, the coach who led Team GB’s Women’s Hockey team to gold medal success…Continue reading this article →

Appointments to the Board of Sport Northern Ireland

The following appointments have been made to the Board of Sport NI, after an open competition. Mr George Lucas has been appointed as Chair and Mr Jay Colville has been appointed as Vice-Chair. Three new Board members have also been appointed: Ms Jackie Bryson; Mr Darryl Petticrew; and, Mrs Siobhan Weir. All of the appointments…Continue reading this article →

Youth Sport Trust launch Girls Active in Northern Ireland

Female pupils post-primary schools across Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon packed into Craigavon Leisure Centre for the inaugural Girls Active Inspiration Day last week. Girls Active is an initiative from the Charity the Youth Sport Trust, which is run in partnership with Women in Sport. Well established in England, the programme aims to tackle the declining…Continue reading this article →

Local Coaches and Sports Clubs Honoured at Sport NI Celebration Event

The winners of the 2016 Sport Northern Ireland Coaching Awards and representatives from local Clubmark accredited clubs were brought together last night (Monday 27th February) at a celebration event in Titanic Belfast recognising their outstanding contribution to local sport. Throughout the Celebration of Coaching and Club Sport event, awards and certificates were presented by Sport…Continue reading this article →

Launch of New Sport Parenting Project, supported by the EU Erasmus+ programme

Monday 20 February marked the launch of a new sport parenting project that aims to minimize the physical and psychological risks that young athletes encounter by improving the education and support that is provided to, and available for, the parents of all children involved in sport. Led by Swansea University, this project, which is co-funded…Continue reading this article →

UK Coaching Panel 2017

Attention All Coaches! UK Coaching Panel 2017 Each year Sports Coach UK conducts a survey to understand coaches and their experiences. Whether you coach, instruct, teach, train or lead sport or physical activity on a regular basis or infrequently Sports Coach UK want to hear from you. The survey results will be used for reports…Continue reading this article →

Capital Consultation Meetings

Sport NI is hosting consultation events on a new large scale capital funding programme throughout Northern Ireland as part of our Facility Fund programme, supported by the National Lottery. These are drop-in events where officers will be available to discuss large capital projects over £100k and associated funding. Please see dates and venues below. Date:   …Continue reading this article →

Supporting Inclusive Clubs Award

Disability Sport NI’s Supporting Inclusive Clubs Award is a fantastic opportunity to recognise and celebrate sports clubs that positively include people with disabilities in the club environment. Nominations are open to both mainstream and disability sports clubs who have made noteworthy improvements or introduced innovative programmes to include people with disabilities in the last 12months.…Continue reading this article →

Netball NI & Rowing Ireland Launch Talent Project

Netball NI and Rowing Ireland, in conjunction with Sport NI, are delighted to launch a talent project aimed at female athletes who want a new challenge. We are looking for female athletes between 14-23 years old and over 5’8 / 178cm to come along to one of the upcoming testing days in February to find…Continue reading this article →

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 →