Blog – Sport NI Chair Attends All Ireland Ladies Gaelic Football Final

Sport NI Chairman George Lucas recently joined spectators at the 2017 All Ireland Ladies Gaelic Football Final at Croke Park. Here, he talks about his experiences: At Sport NI, we are committed to increasing participation by women and girls in sport, whether it’s through our Every Body Active 2020 participation programme, or through the work…Continue reading this article →

£500,000 investment in District Council Disability Sports Hubs

Disability Sport NI recently launched the District Council Disability Sports Hub Project in Northern Ireland funded by the Department for Communities through Sport NI. This £500,000 project is part of the Active Living: No Limits 2021 Action Plan to improve the health and wellbeing of people with disabilities in Northern Ireland through participation in sport…Continue reading this article →

Parents in Sport Week 2017

All of us within sport know that a parent/carer is essential to a child’s life-long involvement and enjoyment in sport. Parents in Sport Week is an initiative running from the 2nd to the 8th October 2017 and will dovetail into already existing work staff/volunteers are engaged with. It’s an initiative to support your current safeguarding…Continue reading this article →

Sport Northern Ireland Kicks Off European Week of Sport with Accelerate 17 Conference

European Week of Sport is up and running and Sport Northern Ireland has been marking the Week and spreading the #BeActive message at its Accelerate 17 Club and Workforce Development Conference, taking place at Titanic Belfast today (Monday 25 September). The day-long event brought together representatives from across Northern Ireland’s club, workforce and community development…Continue reading this article →

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Council Announce Funding for New 3G Pitch Provision

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough has gone for goal and hit the target with the announcement of funding to facilitate the construction of a hi-tech Third Generation synthetic sports pitch at St Patrick’s College, Banbridge, thanks to funding from Sport Northern Ireland’s National Lottery-funded Facility Fund. The project which is supported by the European…Continue reading this article →

Sport NI to Mark Parents in Sport Week with Anti-Doping Workshops

Sport Northern Ireland, in association with Parents in Sport Week 2017, will be holding a series of Pure Winner Anti-Doping Workshops, aimed at parents of emerging talented athletes. The workshops will take place at Foyle Arena, Derry/Londonderry on Monday 2nd October, and at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Belfast on Wednesday the 4th October. Sport Northern Ireland’s…Continue reading this article →

Creating Insight In Sport and Data Development’

Research and innovation is widely acknowledged as being a key component in the development of sport, whether at a local, national or international level. In recognition of this, and as a means of promoting knowledge exchange and shared learning, Sport NI recently organised a Sport and Data Development event, as part of its Creating Sporting…Continue reading this article →

Sport NI and Department for Communities Announce Further £120k Investment into Female Sports Development

Sport Northern Ireland and the Department for Communities have marked the end of a landmark summer of female sport by announcing an investment of nearly £120,000 over the next year into creating opportunities for women and girls to get active and develop leadership skills through sport and physical activity. The summer of 2017 saw Northern…Continue reading this article →

Fight Fire With Fitness

Pupils from two schools in the the Lisburn and Castlereagh area had the chance to get fighting fit whilst working alongside local firefighters when they took part in a recent Fire Fitness scheme. Fire Fitness was a pilot programme developed with the support of Sport Northern Ireland’s National Lottery-funded Every Body Active 2020 programme. It…Continue reading this article →

Council Opens Community Sports Grant

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council has launched an exciting community sports grant programme to the value of £42,456, which will help sports clubs, community groups and sporting governing bodies increase participation in sport in their local area. The small grants programme entitled, ‘Be Active, Stay Active Awards’ was developed in conjunction with Lisburn & Castlereagh…Continue reading this article →