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 →

Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017 Tickets on Sale Monday 9th January as Pool Schedule Confirmed

England v Spain Open WRWC2017 with Hosts Ireland meeting Australia on Day One Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017 will reach another important milestone when tickets for the pool stages go on sale tomorrow, Monday 9th January, at 9am on Ticketmaster. The pool stage match schedules are now confirmed.  Games will take place across two pitches…Continue reading this article →

Young People and Sport – New Research

  Sport NI advocates for the contribution that sport makes to wider health, social and economic outcomes. Gaining an understanding of participation in sport and physical activity is vital in maximising this contribution. This is supported by Sport NI conducting and funding high quality research to enable evidence-based decision making in sport. The Kids Life…Continue reading this article →

Northern Ireland Coaches Up for Prestigious UK Coaching Awards

Two coaches from Northern Ireland will be going head to head with some of the top coaches from across the UK at the prestigious UK Coaching Awards on Tuesday 29 November. Ards swimming coach Nelson Lindsay has been shortlisted for the High Performance Coach of the Year award, in recognition of his contribution to the outstanding…Continue reading this article →

NSPCC Launches Football Hotline for Sexual Abuse Victims

Following a series of shocking revelations this week about sexual abuse in English football, the NSPCC has launched a dedicated hotline for victims of abuse across the UK which is being supported by the Irish FA. The launch of the free, independent helpline number on Thursday (24 November) follows former professional footballers Andy Woodward, Steve…Continue reading this article →