Next Generation of Sporting Stars Gets Set for 2017 UK School Games

Some of Northern Ireland’s most talented young athletes gathered yesterday (Sunday 20th August) for a Team NI orientation event before they travel to England to compete at the 2017 UK School Games. The Games, which take place in Loughborough from 31August – 3 September, will see over 150 elite school-age athletes from Northern Ireland compete with…Continue reading this article →

Defibrillators for Sport – Phase Three Update

Sports clubs and organisations in eight local council areas are being invited to apply for free automated external defibrillator (AED) devices as as Sport Northern Ireland re-opens the Defibrillators for Sport initiative. Originally launched by the Department for Communities and Sport NI in July 2016, the initiative has so far seen over 1,000 AEDs allocated to…Continue reading this article →

Outdoor Recreation NI & Sport NI Invite People to ‘Walk’ their Local Parkrun

This Saturday (19th August), the National Lottery, UK Sport and parkrun UK, together with Sport NI and other partners, are inviting people to take part in #teamparkrun events across the UK. The aim of the day is to inspire communities and people to get active, and to create an environment where everyone, from elite athletes…Continue reading this article →

National Lottery funded athletes and parkrun team up to inspire the nation to get active

On Saturday 19 August, The National Lottery, UK Sport and parkrun UK are inviting the nation to join Britain’s top athletes at #teamparkrun events across the UK. To celebrate the public’s support of elite and community sport through playing The National Lottery, the nation’s sporting heroes will take to parkrun events across the UK to…Continue reading this article →


Northern Ireland’s Youth Commonwealth Games Team came together today (Saturday 8th July) for its final teambuilding event, ahead of the start of the 2017 Games in the Bahamas later this month. The event included a Clean Games Education Workshop, delivered by Sport Northern Ireland, highlighting the rights and responsibilities of athletes, coaches and support staff…Continue reading this article →

Disability Sport NI secures £100,000 investment into Disability Water Sports in Northern Ireland.

Disability Sport NI ihas announced the launch of the District Council Disability Sports Hubs – Water Sports Project. With summer fast approaching and a growing demand for disability water sports in Northern Ireland  funding has been awarded to four Sailability projects to enable them to provide further opportunities for people with disabilities. Belfast Lough Sailability,…Continue reading this article →

Sports Clubs Get Online as Clubmark NI Scheme is Relaunched

Sport Northern Ireland is inviting local sports clubs to register online for its Clubmark NI accreditation scheme. The Clubmark NI scheme provides accreditation to clubs which demonstrate minimum operating standards in the areas of coaching, management, safety, community engagement and safeguarding. Over ninety local sports clubs currently hold Clubmark NI status, helping them to be…Continue reading this article →

Local Sportmakers to be Celebrated by Sport NI 2017 Coaching, Officiating and Volunteering Awards 

Sport Northern Ireland is inviting the sporting community to say ‘thank you’ to the local people who make sport possible as online nominations open for its 2017 Coaching, Officiating and Volunteering Awards. The Awards acknowledge the work of Northern Ireland’s sporting workforce and highlight outstanding coaches, officials, volunteers and coaching projects which have made a…Continue reading this article →

£330k Investment Announced to Help Women & Girls Get ‘Active, Fit & Sporty’

Sport Northern Ireland and the Department for Communities have marked Women’s Sport Week 2017 by announcing investment of nearly £330,000 over the next year into creating opportunities for women and girls to get active and develop leadership skills through sport and physical activity. The ‘Active Fit and Sporty’ project, which originally launched in 2016, has…Continue reading this article →

Women’s Rugby World Cup – Design a Kit

To celebrate the launch of the Women’s Rugby World Cup Ireland 2017,  Sport Northern Ireland in partnership with Ulster Rugby are holding a competition for Northern Ireland primary school pupils to show off their kit design skills. Please find attached a copy a template for pupils to design and colour. WRWC Design A Kit The top…Continue reading this article →