Sport Key to Mother’s Fightback from Near Death Illness

A mother who was just hours from death says her love of sport was vital to her remarkable physical and mental recovery. Joanne McCauley was told by doctors that if she hadn’t turned up at hospital when she did the large abscess, she didn’t know she had, would have burst, poisoning her, and endangering her…Continue reading this article →

Congratulations to Homegrown Belfast Marathon Winner Paul Pollock

Belfast Marathon winner Paul Pollock has another great story to tell his growing family after his win on home turf on Sunday (May 1) nearly didn’t happen. The two-time Olympian was going to pull out of the race after his heavily pregnant partner Sophie thought baby number two was going to make an appearance on…Continue reading this article →

Power of Sport – Sport NI’s New Five-Year Plan

The Power of Sport-Sport NI’s new five-year plan aims to address inequalities within the sports sector and maximise the power of sport to change lives for everyone in society. Developed after extensive engagement with stakeholders in sport, health and wider communities, the Power of Sport focuses on two strategic outcomes: People adopting and sustaining participation…Continue reading this article →

Putting sun protection on the radar

Most of us could improve our sun protection habits, and now there’s no excuse, as awareness around this important health and safety routine is about to get ‘super-charged’, thanks to Sunguarding Sport, a NEW campaign by the Melanoma Fund, supported by Sport NI Rationale Sportspeople receive substantially higher UV exposure, and routinely exceed the recommended exposure limits,…Continue reading this article →

Sporting Organisations Told ‘Just Do It’ to Benefit From Crowdfunding

A sporting club that raised over £11,000 thanks to a Sport NI Crowdfunder project has encouraged other organisations to “just do it!” Ballinderry Shamrocks GAC received the much-needed funding boost by taking part in Project Re-Boot: Activate, that helps sporting organisations engage and re-engage people in sport after the devastating impact of COVID. The club’s…Continue reading this article →

Sport NI Chief Executive reflects on Shiels’ comments and the implications for women’s sport

Eleven footballers, who had just turned professional three months before, gave their all as they lined up against the might of the best resources that the Women’s English Premier League could muster on Tuesday. Disappointingly, none of this was a topic of conversation after such a historic night of sport in front of a sell-out…Continue reading this article →

Sport NI Chief Welcomes NI Women’s Team Manager’s Apology

Sport NI has welcomed Kenny Shiels’ apology following his controversial comments after the Northern Ireland against England Women’s World Cup qualifier game. The Northern Ireland Women’s manager blamed women for being “more emotional than men” when discussing his side’s defeat in a post-match interview.  Antoinette McKeown, Sport NI Chief Executive, said: “Tuesday night’s sell-out crowd…Continue reading this article →

Sport NI Chief Welcomes NI Women’s Team Manager’s Apology

Sport NI has welcomed Kenny Shiels’ apology following his controversial comments after the Northern Ireland against England Women’s World Cup qualifier game. The Northern Ireland Women’s manager blamed women for being “more emotional than men” when discussing his side’s defeat in a post-match interview.  Antoinette McKeown, Sport NI Chief Executive, said: “Tuesday night’s sell-out crowd…Continue reading this article →

Sport NI pledges £150,000 through Project Re-Boot: Activate

  Re-launched in April 2022,  Activate is the second strand of Project Reboot delivered as part of Sport NI’s COVID-19 Response through Supporting Sport to Build Back Better funding.  Delivered in partnership with Crowdfunder UK, Project Re-Boot: Activate offers 50% (60% for those in the highest areas of deprivation or rural areas) of match funding up to…Continue reading this article →

Ireland leads the way with world’s first accredited Blueways

The first three Blueways in the world to achieve accreditation officially opened this week at the Boyne Blueway, Suir Blueway Tipperary and Lough Derg Blueway. Blueways are a brand-new outdoor recreation offering currently unique to Ireland. They encourage the use of lakes, canals, rivers and coastal environments for walking, cycling, swimming, kayaking, stand up paddle…Continue reading this article →