Defibrillators for Sport Initiative – Update

The Department for Communities and Sport Northern Ireland recently launched a new initiative to provide life-saving defibrillators to sports clubs and organisations, the programme is currently closed. Update…Thank you to all the sports clubs and organisations who completed our ‘Defibrillators for Sport’ survey - Sport Northern Ireland received nearly 1,400 applications to the programme. We will be…Continue reading this article →

Children’s Coach Development Week 2016

Sport Northern Ireland will host the annual Northern Ireland Children’s Coach Development Week starting on Monday 5 September 2016. This year’s week of events will be hosted in partnership with a number of organisations including Ulster University, the Irish Football Association, Ulster GAA, Armagh City Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council, Ulster Hockey, Netball NI, Ulster Rugby, and British Gymnastics.…Continue reading this article →

Sports Institute Staff at the Rio 2016 Games

While the staff at the Sport Northern Ireland Sports Institute have been providing specialist support to local athletes in the months and years leading up to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, for some the work supporting elite athletes will continue on in Brazil. Several staff have been appointed to positions and within the Team GB…Continue reading this article →

Video: Rio 2016 – Support to Ireland Men’s Hockey

There’s only two days to go until the start of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. For the local athletes competing, the Games mark the culmination of many toughs months and years on the road to Rio qualification. Sport Northern Ireland has been proud to have supported many of these athletes and their coaches on…Continue reading this article →

Getting ‘Rio Ready’: Sports Institute Providing NI Athletes with Health Packs to Help Prepare For Summer Games

Sport Northern Ireland’s Sports Institute is helping local Olympic and Paralympic athletes perform at their best in Rio this summer through special ‘Rio Ready’ health packs. The packs have been designed to not only help boost athletes’ immune systems and gut health ahead of and during the Games but also to reduce the risk of…Continue reading this article →

Sport Providing a Boost to the Local Economy

Sports Minister Paul Givan, MLA has launched a report showing that sport contributes £867m to the Northern Ireland economy. The launch of the Economic Importance of Sport in Northern Ireland 2013 report, commissioned by Sport Northern Ireland, took place at Parliament Buildings during a meeting of the Sport Matters Monitoring Group, which reviews delivery of Northern…Continue reading this article →

Dare to Dream

As players and fans celebrated the NI football team’s 2-0 victory over the Ukraine on Thursday, high level representatives from the Department for Communities, Sport Northern Ireland and sporting bodies gathered at Windsor Park for a ‘Sport Matters’ meeting.  The purpose was to chart the future course of Sports development in Northern Ireland. What better…Continue reading this article →

Sporting Clubs and Sporting Winners Investment Programme 2017 – 2021

Sport Northern Ireland is pleased to announce that the Sporting Clubs and Sporting Winners Investment Programme 2017 – 2021 is now open for applications. The programme will be funded through National Lottery investment and aims to prioritise investment in governing bodies of sport to deliver strategic objectives identified within Sport Northern Ireland’s Corporate Plan. These…Continue reading this article →

Video: Euro 2016 – Support to Northern Ireland

On Sunday, Northern Ireland will play Poland in their first match of the Euro 2016 Finals in France, their first major tournament in 30 years. Dr Richard McCann, Exercise Physiologist at the Sport Northern Ireland Sports Institute, has provided sports science support to the players and staff since 2009, and is currently with the team as they prepare…Continue reading this article →

NI Coaching Talent to be Celebrated as Sport NI Launches 2016 Coaching Awards

Northern Ireland’s sporting community is being urged to say “thank you” to local sports coaches as online nominations open for the 2016 Sport Northern Ireland Coaching Awards. The Coaching Awards, now in their third year, highlight outstanding coaches and coaching projects which have made a big impact over the last 12 months. There are eight…Continue reading this article →