Local Sporting Heroes Honoured at 2015 Belfast Telegraph Sports Awards

Local sporting heroes and accomplishments have been celebrated at the 2015 Belfast Telegraph Sports Awards. Sport Northern Ireland was sporting partner of the prestigious ceremony, held at the Ramada Hotel Belfast, which recognised local sports superstars, emerging new talent, grassroots administrators and legendary figures from Northern Ireland sport. Congratulating all winners and nominees, Sport Northern Ireland…Continue reading this article →

Have Your Say – Sport NI Business Plan 2016-17

As the public body leading the development of sport in Northern Ireland, Sport Northern Ireland is driven by a passion for sport and our belief that sport has the power to enrich and enhance the lives of individuals and communities. We are currently in the process of preparing our next Business Plan 2016-17 and we would…Continue reading this article →

Tollymore National Outdoor Centre – Best Skills Course Provider 2015!

Votes have been counted and verified and we are delighted to announce that Tollymore National Outdoor Centre has been voted ‘Best Skills Course Provider ’ in the 2015 OutdoorNI Awards, in association with Surf Mountain. With over 1,100 votes cast by the public, the awards saw nominees battling it out throughout December to win the coveted titles. Centre Manager, Trevor…Continue reading this article →

Appointments to the Board of Sport NI

Sports Minister Carál Ní Chuilín has announced appointments to the Board of Sport NI. After an open competition, the following individuals have been appointed as Board Members: Ms Wilma Erskine BEM Mr Kyle Ferguson Mr Kieran Harding Ms Celine McStravick Dr Catherine O’Mullan All appointments take effect from 1 January 2016 for a term of…Continue reading this article →

Queens University RFC asks women to give rugby ‘a try’ with new participation programme

Rugby internationals Tommy Bowe and Iain Henderson have given their support to a Queens University RFC project aimed at getting young women active and fitter through rugby. The club has introduced the Women’s Recreational Rugby and Fitness Programme in order to introduce the sport to young women who have never played before, combining ‘bootcamp’ style…Continue reading this article →

Double success for Northern Ireland at prestigious UK Coaching Awards

A Belfast Badminton coach working with developmental athletes and a major Ulster University sports volunteering programme have been crowned winners at the prestigious UK Coaching Awards last night in Manchester. Ulster Badminton’s Emerging Performance Squad Coach Andrew Stewart was named Performance Development Coach of the Year, with Ulster University’s Ulster Sports Outreach Programme winning the…Continue reading this article →

Budget Reinstatement

Brian Henning, Chair of  Sport NI welcomed the Minister’s announcement that funding of £320,000 for sport will be reinstated. Mr Henningsaid; “Sport NI is committed to making Northern Ireland renowned as a place where people can enjoy, engage and excel in sport, and our ability to invest effectively in the development of local sport is…Continue reading this article →

Belfast Telegraph Sports Awards 2015 – entry deadline is 30 November so nominate today!

Sport Northern Ireland is proud to support the Belfast Telegraph Sports Awards 2015, the purpose of which are to identify sporting achievement and recognise those individuals, teams and organisations whose contribution to Sport is outstanding. Nominations can be made by organisations, governing bodies of sport, regional councils, local sports councils and individuals. Award categories 1.…Continue reading this article →

Outstanding Coaches Recognised at 2015 Sport NI Coaching Awards Reception

The winners of the 2015 Sport Northern Ireland Coaching Awards have been honoured for their outstanding contribution to local sport at a reception in Belfast. The Awards were presented by Sport NI Chair Brian Henning together with Interim Chief Executive Arthur Scott, members of the Sport NI Board, Deputy Secretary of the Department of Culture,…Continue reading this article →

Sports Minister Launches Sport NI & Ulster University Report “Mood Matters: Mental Health and Wellbeing in Sport”

Sports Minister Carál Ní Chuilín has launched a joint report between Sport Northern Ireland and Ulster University’s Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute into the benefits of mental health education to local sports clubs. ‘Mood Matters: Mental Health and Wellbeing in Sport’ reports on the outcomes of a pilot education programme delivered by Sport Northern…Continue reading this article →