Coaching, Officiating & Volunteering Awards 2017: Talent Development Coach of the Year Winner – Niall Wilkinson

Athletics coach Niall Wilkinson has been named Talent Development Coach of the Year at the 2017 Sport Northern Ireland Coaching, Officiating and Volunteering Awards. Niall was presented with the award in recognition of his achievements with up and coming athletics star Sommer Lecky, whom he coached to Gold medal success this summer at the 2017…Continue reading this article →

Blog: Sport NI Chief Executive Reflects on the Role of Sport in Mental Health and Wellbeing

Tuesday 10th October is World Mental Health Day. Here, Sport NI Chief Executive Antoinette McKeown discusses the power of sport to promote good mental health, and the role the local sporting workforce can play in providing support to those who need it. Today marks World Mental Health Day 2017. In recent years, much progress has…Continue reading this article →

Keirron Tastagh “The Ring of Fire Expedition 2012″ – Tuesday 10th October at 7.00pm

Keirron is a very active Level 5 Coach sea who runs his own company “Adventurous Experiences” on the Isle of Man. He has a wealth of experience in expeditions and is an inspiring and enthusiastic speaker and coach. Keirron will present an incredible sea kayak trip he did that involved paddling 266 nautical miles over…Continue reading this article →

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 →