Sport Providing a Boost to the Local Economy

Sports Minister Paul Givan, MLA has launched a report showing that sport contributes £867m to the Northern Ireland economy. The launch of the Economic Importance of Sport in Northern Ireland 2013 report, commissioned by Sport Northern Ireland, took place at Parliament Buildings during a meeting of the Sport Matters Monitoring Group, which reviews delivery of Northern…Continue reading this article →

Dare to Dream

As players and fans celebrated the NI football team’s 2-0 victory over the Ukraine on Thursday, high level representatives from the Department for Communities, Sport Northern Ireland and sporting bodies gathered at Windsor Park for a ‘Sport Matters’ meeting.  The purpose was to chart the future course of Sports development in Northern Ireland. What better…Continue reading this article →

Sporting Clubs and Sporting Winners Investment Programme 2017 – 2021

Sport Northern Ireland is pleased to announce that the Sporting Clubs and Sporting Winners Investment Programme 2017 – 2021 is now open for applications. The programme will be funded through National Lottery investment and aims to prioritise investment in governing bodies of sport to deliver strategic objectives identified within Sport Northern Ireland’s Corporate Plan. These…Continue reading this article →

Video: Euro 2016 – Support to Northern Ireland

On Sunday, Northern Ireland will play Poland in their first match of the Euro 2016 Finals in France, their first major tournament in 30 years. Dr Richard McCann, Exercise Physiologist at the Sport Northern Ireland Sports Institute, has provided sports science support to the players and staff since 2009, and is currently with the team as they prepare…Continue reading this article →

NI Coaching Talent to be Celebrated as Sport NI Launches 2016 Coaching Awards

Northern Ireland’s sporting community is being urged to say “thank you” to local sports coaches as online nominations open for the 2016 Sport Northern Ireland Coaching Awards. The Coaching Awards, now in their third year, highlight outstanding coaches and coaching projects which have made a big impact over the last 12 months. There are eight…Continue reading this article →

Active Awards Small Grants Programme Now Open for Applications

The Sport Northern Ireland Active Awards Small Grants Programme is now open for applications between £1,000-£10,000. Read more

100 Days to go on the Road to Rio

Today marks 100 days until the 2016 Summer Olympic Games officially open in Rio, and staff at the Sport Northern Ireland Sports Institute are hard at work with many of Northern Ireland’s Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls as they enter into this critical qualification and preparation period. The Sports Institute was established in 2002 and since…Continue reading this article →

Sport Northern Ireland is getting Every Body Active!

Sport Northern Ireland launches multi-million pound investment to get people ‘more active more often’. Individuals and organisations within each of the 11 local council areas in Northern Ireland are looking forward to over £6million of National Lottery funding which will be invested over the next 4 years through Sport Northern Ireland’s ‘Every Body Active 2020’…Continue reading this article →

Register Now for Every Body Active 2020

Sport Northern Ireland’s new participation programme ‘Every Body Active 2020’ is now in full swing across Northern Ireland. Delivered in partnership with your local district council ‘Every Body Active 2020’ encourages you to be more active, more often by offering you a wide range of activities at a time and place to suit you. Over…Continue reading this article →

Olympic Sailor Goes with the Flow

Northern Irish Olympian, James Espey took time out of his busy training schedule to launch ‘Flow’, a new national campaign with the aim of getting more people into watersports. The 32 year old Bangor man competed at the London 2012 Olympic Games in the Men’s Laser Class and is currently working hard to qualify for this…Continue reading this article →