The Way Forward for ‘Sports Matters’

More than 25 key partners and stakeholders have met to discuss and agree the way forward for sport and physical recreation in Northern Ireland over next five years. Since the formation of the three Sport Matters Implementation Groups (Participation, Performance and Places) in 2010, the groups have worked individually and collectively to achieve the vision…Continue reading this article →

Youth Skills Courses

Tollymore National Outdoor Centre will be delivering a number of Youth Skills Courses during the summer months. These courses are suitable for beginners and provide youths with a perfect introduction to adventure sports activities, including: First Step Mountaineering Youth Skills First Step Rockclimbing First Step Mountain Biking Youth Skills (aged 10-13yrs) First Step Mountain Biking Youth…Continue reading this article →

Get into Golf at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open!

Sport Northern Ireland is delighted to be in attendance at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open this week and use the opportunity to promote participation in sport, particularly golf. Young spectators and adults alike will be able to try out our High Wire Ropes Course which provides a flavour of one of many outdoor activity…Continue reading this article →

Sport Northern Ireland Launches £17.5m Investment for Sports Facilities

Sport Northern Ireland has announced a new plan to invest £17.5m of its National Lottery funding into sports facility projects over the next five years. Speaking about the new Facility Fund, Brian Henning, Sport Northern Ireland Chair commented: “As part of the delivery of our Corporate Plan over the next five years, Sport Northern Ireland is delighted to…Continue reading this article →

Cricket ODI – Ireland v Australia

On Thursday 27 August, the Ireland Cricket Team will take on World Cup winners and World Number One side Australia in a One Day International at Stormont. The Boys in Green will be confident of claiming a major scalp in what is geared up to be an entertaining encounter. Standing in their way though is…Continue reading this article →

European Outdoor Conference Coming to Newcastle

Nature and Sports Euro’meet 2015 will take place in Newcastle, County Down, 30 September – 2 October. International bookings for the 3rd Nature and Sports Euro’meet conference have begun, as outdoor recreation decision makers grab the opportunity to enjoy the attractions of Newcastle and the wider Mourne area. Conference organisers Newry, Mourne & Down District…Continue reading this article →

Helping Blow the Whistle on Sunburn!

Sport Northern Ireland is proud to support The Outdoor Kids Sun Safety Code, the first accredited sun protection initiative designed for specifically for outdoor activity leaders.  This spring they have launched a new and improved format which aims to help ‘Blow the Whistle on Sunburn!’ Devised by the Myfanwy Townsend Melanoma Research Fund, the Outdoor Kids Sun…Continue reading this article →

Free Public Lecture Celebrating the Work of Sport and Exercise Psychologists with Paralympic Athletes in NI

Date: 22 May 2015 Time: 9.00am-10.00am Venue Armagh City Hotel The Northern Ireland Branch of The British Psychological Society (NIBPS) together with School of Sport at Ulster University and Sport Northern Ireland are delighted to announce the following FREE PUBLIC LECTURE celebrating the work of Sport and Exercise Psychologists with Paralympic Athletes in Northern Ireland. During…Continue reading this article →

Sporting Organisations Tackle Inequality

Eight sporting organisations that are committed to tackling inequality have received awards from Sport Northern Ireland. Four of the sporting organisations have achieved foundation level and two have achieved preliminary level of The Equality Standard: A Framework for Sport (the Standard). The remaining two organisations are working through requirements. Reflecting on the achievement of the…Continue reading this article →

European Tour Launches First Ever Irish Open Golf Skills Challenge

The European Tour has teamed up with the Confederation of Golf in Ireland (CGI) to launch the first ever Irish Open Golf Skills Challenge which is designed to help young golfers, under the age of 15, focus on the key skills of the game. The winners of the all-Ireland competition will have an opportunity to…Continue reading this article →