Sport NI’s Coaching, Officiating and Volunteering Awards 2017

Sport Northern Ireland has announced the full list of winners for the 2017 Coaching, Officiating and Volunteering Awards. Thirteen winners were chosen by the judging panel following an excellent response from the public, who nominated coaching projects from an array of different sports and levels of participation. 2017 marks the fourth year of the Sport…Continue reading this article →

DSNI Disability Hub Network Day

On Thursday 7th December, Disability Sport Northern Ireland and Sport NI held a network day at Lough Moss Leisure Centre for all partners involved in the disability hub programme. A range of disability sport equipment has been provided to each of the 11 district councils across Northern Ireland, as well as accessible water-sports equipment at…Continue reading this article →

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council Lauches Disability Sports Hub Project

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, in partnership with Disability Sport NI, launched a Disability Sports Hub project at Lough Moss Leisure Centre, Carryduff last week as part of a province wide initiative. Funded by the Department for Communities and Sport NI, the project is part of the Active Living: No Limits 2021 Action Plan to…Continue reading this article →

Sport NI Says ‘Thank You’ to National Lottery Players

Sporting star Michael McKillop has joined Sport Northern Ireland Chief Executive Antoinette McKeown in paying tribute to National Lottery players for their contribution to local sport. The pair were marking the official launch of Sport NI’s latest National Lottery-funded programmes, Sporting Winners and Sporting Clubs. These programmes will see millions invested over the next four…Continue reading this article →

Belfast Sports Project Shortlisted for UK Coaching Award

A Belfast judo program working with refugee children has been shortlisted as a finalist in the prestigious 2017 UK Coaching Awards, after being named Coaching Project of the Year at the 2017 Sport Northern Ireland Coaching, Officiating and Volunteering (COV) Awards. Simply Judo Connects was set up by firefighter and former Commonwealth Games judoka Mark…Continue reading this article →

Race is on for Sports Awards 2017

Sports fans, clubs, sporting bodies and schools throughout Northern Ireland have been urged to nominate their top sporting stars for 2017 with the launch of the Belfast Telegraph Sports Awards. The prestigious awards honour Northern Ireland’s top sporting achievers in both the amateur and professional arenas. The gala ceremony, which attracts some of our most…Continue reading this article →

Derry Athletics Coach Recognised at Sport NI Coaching, Officiating and Volunteering Awards

Bridgeen Byrne, a coach with the City of Derry Spartans Athletics Club, has been named Children’s Coach of the Year at the 2017 Sport Northern Ireland Coaching, Officiating and Volunteering (COV) Awards. Bridgeen was presented with the award in recognition of her work over the last three years, during which time she has helped increase participation…Continue reading this article →

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council launches new Disability Sports Hub

People living with a disability across the Causeway Coast and Glens are set to benefit from a new Sports Hub. The health and wellbeing project is delivered by Disability Sport NI and funded by the Department for Communities through Sport NI. It’s part of the Active Living: No Limits 2021 Action Plan to improve the…Continue reading this article →

Programme Rolled Out To Get Girls Active In Northern Ireland

Getting more teenage girls active is the aim of a programme to be rolled out across parts of Northern Ireland following a successful four month pilot with nearly 1,500 girls and 10 schools in the country. Girls Active is an award winning programme developed by charity, the Youth Sport Trust.  In England, the Youth Sport…Continue reading this article →

Pitch Maintenance Programme

Sport NI is exploring the possibility of opening a Pitch Maintenance Programme (natural and synthetic) for pitch projects funded through previous Sport NI funding programmes. The objective of the proposed programme would be to increase the performance quality standard of your natural or synthetic playing surface to enable greater usage. It is anticipated that awards…Continue reading this article →