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 →

Banbridge Hockey Coach Recognised at Sport NI Coaching, Officiating and Volunteering Awards

Banbridge Hockey Club Coach, Mark Tumilty has been named Club Performance Coach of the Year at the 2017 Sport Northern Ireland Coaching, Officiating and Volunteering Awards. Coach Tumilty, was also presented with the Senior Coach of the Year award at the Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Senior Sports Awards in recognition of the superb year he…Continue reading this article →

Sport Governance Guide For Northern Ireland Launched

An online Sports Governance Guide for Northern Ireland, developed by a multi-agency working group, has been launched at an All Party Group on Sport and Recreation at Parliament Buildings on Thursday 9th November. The working group which developed the guide was led by NI Sports Forum and Sport Northern Ireland, is based on the Code for…Continue reading this article →

Ulster Badminton Coach Recognised at Sport NI Coaching, Officiating and Volunteering Awards

A Lisburn-based coach has been named Young Coach of the Year at the 2017 Sport Northern Ireland Coaching, Officiating and Volunteering Awards. Ciaran Chambers, a coach with Ulster Badminton, was recognised for his work within the governing body’s performance development programme, particularly his coaching with two young players over the last twelve months. In his…Continue reading this article →

Belfast GAA Club Naomh Pól CLG Celebrates Opening of New Sport NI-Supported Facility

Belfast GAA Club Naomh Pól CLG Celebrates Opening of New Sport NI-Supported Facility Sport Northern Ireland Chair George Lucas was among those in attendance to mark the opening of a new facility at Belfast’s Naomh Pól CLG on Saturday (4th November). The project emerged out of the club’s successful Juvenile Development Programme that started nearly…Continue reading this article →

Female Sports Forum: Building Momentum

  Titanic Belfast was the setting for the Female Sport Forum’s latest conference, Building Momentum, held on Friday 3rd November. The conference was designed to build on the legacy of two major female sporting events, the Uefa Women’s U19 Football Championships and the Women’s Rugby World Cup, being held in Northern Ireland earlier this year.…Continue reading this article →