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 →

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 →