Princess Royal among Attendees as Northern Ireland hosts 2017 UK Coaching Summit

HRH The Princess Royal was among those in attendance at the 2017 UK Coaching Summit, which is taking place at the Slieve Donard Resort, Newcastle, today (Tuesday 6th June) and tomorrow. The annual Summit, organised by UK Coaching with the support of Sport Northern Ireland, brings together delegates from across the UK involved in promoting…Continue reading this article →

Belfast’s getting Every Body Active

This week marked the official launch of a new sports engagement programme designed to tackle physical inactivity, ‘Sport NI Every Body Active 2020 Belfast’, at Belfast City Hall. Representatives from a number of sports organisations, schools and community groups joined Deputy Lord Mayor Councillor Mary Ellen Campbell, Sport NI Acting Director of Participation John News and…Continue reading this article →

Phoenix ABC Celebrates Opening of New Boxing Hall

St Peter’s GAA Club and Phoenix Amateur Boxing Club celebrated the completion of their new purpose built boxing facility at an official opening ceremony this evening (Tuesday 23 May 2017). Representatives from the two clubs were joined by colleagues from the boxing and GAA communities, including officials from the GAA Armagh County Board and Armagh,…Continue reading this article →


Wednesday 4 May 2017 is a day that will go down in local history as ‘Connected’: A Community Plan for Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough was launched in front of an eager audience of community representatives, statutory partners, elected members and council officials in a packed Mayes Hall in Craigavon Civic and Conference Centre.…Continue reading this article →

Mid Ulster Community Plan Launched

On 2nd May 2017 more than 70 people from across the public, community and voluntary sector attended the launch of the first Mid Ulster Community Plan. The 10 year plan, which for the first time formally brings together over 40 different organisations to work collectively to improve the lives of local people, sets out a…Continue reading this article →

Launch of Community Plan – ‘Fermanagh and Omagh 2030’and Pilot Fire Fitness 50+ Programme

A significant milestone in the life of the new Fermanagh and Omagh district was reached today with the launch of the first Community Plan for the district ‘Fermanagh and Omagh 2030’. The Community Plan sets out a long-term, shared Vision and eight shared outcomes aimed at delivering improved public services and a better quality of…Continue reading this article →

Sport Northern Ireland Publishes New Research on Mental Health and Wellbeing in Sport

Sport Northern Ireland has published new research, undertaken in partnership with Ulster University, which further supports the role that sport can play in the promotion of mental health and wellbeing amongst local communities and athletes. Researchers from Ulster University and Sport Northern Ireland worked together on the “Mental Health and Wellbeing Interventions in Sport: A…Continue reading this article →

Coaches Gain Olympic Insight at Sport NI Impact Conference

Local sports coaches and personnel have been learning some of the secrets behind Olympic gold medal success at a Sport Northern Ireland Coaching Impact conference in Belfast this week The conference, held at the W5 Centre, saw attendees hear from Danny Kenny, the coach who led Team GB’s Women’s Hockey team to gold medal success…Continue reading this article →

Appointments to the Board of Sport Northern Ireland

The following appointments have been made to the Board of Sport NI, after an open competition. Mr George Lucas has been appointed as Chair and Mr Jay Colville has been appointed as Vice-Chair. Three new Board members have also been appointed: Ms Jackie Bryson; Mr Darryl Petticrew; and, Mrs Siobhan Weir. All of the appointments…Continue reading this article →

Youth Sport Trust launch Girls Active in Northern Ireland

Female pupils post-primary schools across Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon packed into Craigavon Leisure Centre for the inaugural Girls Active Inspiration Day last week. Girls Active is an initiative from the Charity the Youth Sport Trust, which is run in partnership with Women in Sport. Well established in England, the programme aims to tackle the declining…Continue reading this article →