Team Ireland – Ulster Athlete Results

Team Ireland performed strongly throughout at the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in LA, securing medals from day one right through to the end. Overall the team won 82 medals – 26 Gold, 28 Silver and 28 Bronze medals, as well as 41 placement ribbons. The Ulster Athletes achieved: 5 Gold 9 Silver 5…Continue reading this article →

Team Ireland Return to Heroes’ Welcome

Team Ireland returned home to a heroes’ welcome after a spectacular performance at the Special Olympics World Summer Games in LA. Athletes bring home a grand total of 82 medals (*please note: revised tally) The medal haul breaks down into: 26 Gold, 28 Silver, 28 Bronze, 41 placement ribbons Team Ireland also notched up 31…Continue reading this article →

#BEACTIVE with European Week of Sport

Be among the first 100 events to register in the UK to win a special prize pack The first-ever European Week of Sport will be celebrated in 31 countries across Europe from 7-13 September 2015. The European Commission is inviting sports clubs, schools, community groups and individuals to get involved and put on sport events in…Continue reading this article →

Children’s Coach Development Week 2015

During the first week of September 2015 Sport Northern Ireland will host its annual Children’s Coach Development week. Events will take place between from 1-3 of September and at a range of locations across the province, with opportunities for full/part-time and volunteer coaches, and coach managers/developers. The development opportunities on offer for coaches will provide…Continue reading this article →

Public Consultation – Disability Sport and Active Recreation Action Plan for Northern Ireland

Sport Northern Ireland recently convened a number of stakeholders to come together to commence the development of a Disability Sport and Active Recreation Action Plan for Northern Ireland. The project group, chaired by Disability Action, will oversee the development of this plan which will translate the aspirations of people with disabilities and relevant stakeholders into…Continue reading this article →

FRESH – Healthier Lifestyle Programme for Young People

FRESH is a community based healthy lifestyle programme for overweight 11-14 year olds who want to become more active, learn about a healthy lifestyle, get motivated and feel good about themselves, have fun and make new friends. The programme will take place at Shankill Leisure Centre from September to December 2015. The programme is delivered…Continue reading this article →

‘Everybody Active 2020′

Online Consultation closes Monday 20 July 2015. Link to online survey: Everybody Active 2020 Sport Northern Ireland begin public consultations on new participation initiative ‘Everybody Active 2020‘ - an investment model which been put forward to replace the Active Communities Programme, which is due to end next March. The Board of Sport Northern Ireland has approved…Continue reading this article →

Sport Northern Ireland – Press Statement

Sport Northern Ireland can confirm that nine board members have resigned. Their letter to the Minister was as follows: Chairman of Sport Northern Ireland, Brian Henning, said: “Following the letter of resignation from nine of our valued Board members, and the acceptance of this by the DCAL Minister, I would like to take this opportunity…Continue reading this article →

Ireland to take on World Champions at Stormont

Ireland’s One-Day International against World Cup winners Australia is officially launched with giant game of cricket at Belfast City Hall Ireland internationals Craig Young, Andy McBrine and Stuart Thompson joined over 60 schoolchildren from Donegal Road Primary School and St John the Baptist Primary School for a giant game of cricket on the front lawn…Continue reading this article →

Top Coaches Launch Sport NI’s Coaching Awards

Three of Northern Ireland’s top coaches have joined forces to launch Sport Northern Ireland’s prestigious 2015 Coaching Awards. Neil Doak, Head Coach of Ulster Rugby, Frank Fitzsimons, Antrim Senior Gaelic Football Coach, and Kim Kensett-Friar, Senior Coach at Salto Gymnastics and Head Coach for Gymnastics NI at the Commonwealth Games, joined with Sport Northern Ireland…Continue reading this article →