£300,000 investment to kick start the ‘Active Living:No Limits 2021’ action plan

Communities Minister Paul Givan, MLA has today launched an action plan for the development and support for disabled people participating in sport. The ‘Active Living:No Limits 2021 Action Plan’ is a partnership document that will drive the development of disability sport across Northern Ireland and will encourage access and support for people with disabilities who…Continue reading this article →

Investment Designed to Increase Female Participation in Sport and Physical Recreation

Sports Minister Paul Givan has announced funding of £250,000 to encourage greater participation and increased opportunities for women and girls to get involved in sport and physical recreation. The Minister made the announcement at an event this evening in Stormont to promote Women in Sport Week, which takes place this week and is designed to…Continue reading this article →

Sport Northern Ireland and NSPCC’s call to action for ‘Parents in Sport Week’

Parents are key to a child’s life-long involvement and enjoyment in sport The NSPCC and Sport Northern Ireland have joined forces with more than 100 sports clubs and Governing Bodies in the UK and Ireland to promote Parents in Sport Week next month. Running from 3-9 October, the purpose of the week is to recognise…Continue reading this article →

Update on Everybody Active 2020 Strand 3 – Outdoor Spaces

The third strand of Sport Northern Ireland’s Everybody Active 2020 initiative, Outdoor Spaces, will formally open in late October 2016. This strand is funded by the National Lottery and is targeted at small scale capital projects that deliver new or enhanced sustainable trails or facilities in the natural environment. The aim is to encourage increased…Continue reading this article →

Northern Ireland’s Paralympians Raise the Bar in Rio

Northern Ireland athletes have continued to lead the way on the world stage at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, with our nine local athletes securing 6 medals including 5 Gold, making it the most successful Games to date. Returning London 2012 medallists Jason Smyth and Michael McKillop were medal favourites and they didn’t disappoint. Smyth…Continue reading this article →

Lough Erne & Lough Foyle Host Watersports Flotillas to Mark 2016 European Week of Sport

Lough Erne and Lough Foyle have played host to a pair of flotilla events this month in a celebration of watersports to mark the 2016 European Week of Sport. The flotillas were organised Sport Northern Ireland in partnership with Waterways Ireland, the Loughs Agency, and other European partners. Taking place on Saturday 10th and Saturday…Continue reading this article →

Disability Sport NI Welcomes £1million Investment

Disability Sport NI has welcomed the £1 million four-year investment it’s new Strategic Plan announced on Wednesday by the Department for Communities through Sport NI. Speaking at the announcement Chief Executive Kevin O’Neill said: “We are simply delighted. It is fitting that this funding is being awarded on the day of the Opening Ceremony of…Continue reading this article →

Coaches are Everyday Heroes and you could be too

During the Rio 2016 Paralympics Games, sports coach UK continues its Everyday Heroes campaign with new case studies to raise the profile of coaches and coaching at all levels of sport and physical activity in the UK. Whilst Paralympic and Olympic stars and the coaches behind them are currently in the media spotlight there are…Continue reading this article →

Sport NI Board Competition: Appointment of Chair, Vice-Chair & Members to the Board of Sport NI

The Minister for Communities wishes to appoint a Chair, Vice-Chair and up to 3 Members to the Board of Sport NI. This is an excellent opportunity if you are seeking to play a pivotal and key role within the public service to develop sport and help make a positive difference to our local community. Sport…Continue reading this article →

Rio 2016 Videos – Support to Local Paralympians

The 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio are nearly upon us, and Sport NI has been proud to have supported many local athletes’ training and competition programmes on the Road to Rio. Michael McKillop, a three –time Paralympic gold medallist – will be aiming to defend his 1500m title in Rio for the third successive Games. In this video,…Continue reading this article →