84,864 people get #BetterFitter with EBA2020!

Year 2 of Every Body Active 2020 saw a total of 84,864 participants take part in physical activity as part of the programme throughout Northern Ireland during 2017/18. Of these participants 51,128 (60.2%) were women and girls, which not only met the target of 57%, but saw a significant increase on the figure of 20,866…Continue reading this article →

Every Body Active 2020…we want to hear from you!

Year 3 of our Every Body Active 2020 programme is now well underway and we hope everyone is enjoying getting #BetterFitter through programmes in your local area. A key part of Every Body Active 2020 is hearing the views of our participants in order to shape and improve the programme for future years. So if…Continue reading this article →

New Website Launches Helping Northern Ireland Get Out More & Get Active

A new website dedicated to providing people all over Northern Ireland with detailed information and interactive mapping on the country’s outdoor trails, community walking paths and outdoor venues has been launched. Cool FM presenter and keen outdoor enthusiast Paulo Ross attended the launch and believes the website will be an incredible resource for anyone interested…Continue reading this article →

Could you volunteer with Sported NI?

Sported is a leading sports development charity, helping disadvantaged young people transform their lives through sport. Working with over 3000 community groups and organisations across the UK, Sported aims to provide them with the skills, time and networking opportunities to make their groups and clubs the most effective they can be! Sported’s Engage Her 2018…Continue reading this article →

Invitation to quote for Research and Development of an: Irish FA five-year adult Amateur Recreational football plan

The IFA are seeking quotations to undertake a research and insight project to inform a five-year plan to support adult amateur recreational football across Northern Ireland (specifically addressing the decline in male adult 11-aside amateur football). The research shall involve consulting with key stakeholders to identify the support amateur leagues, football clubs and volunteers need…Continue reading this article →

Sport Northern Ireland Chair Reflects on Sporting Pathways at International Tennis Federation event in Belfast

By George Lucas, Chair, Sport Northern Ireland At a strategic level, Sport Northern Ireland is committed to delivering a vision of Northern Ireland as  a place where people enjoy, engage and excel in sport. That vision is one which encompasses the entire breadth of the sporting pathway. From the playground right through to the podium,…Continue reading this article →

Video: ‘Big Surprise’ for Northern Ireland National Lottery Funded Hero

The National Lottery’s ‘Big Surprise’ – which honours individuals who have made a real difference with the help of National Lottery funding has made a dream come true for County Antrim man Jason Kennedy, Head Coach and Chairman of the Knights Wheelchair Basketball Club. The Knights were founded in 1990 to help give disabled people…Continue reading this article →

Poolpod Launch At Newry Leisure Centre

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council are delighted to announce the installation of the Pool Pod in Newry Leisure Centre. Chairperson Cllr Mark Murnin said, ‘We are delighted to have been chosen by Disability Sport NI for a Pool Pod. The pool pod platform provides a quick and simple means of swimming pool access to…Continue reading this article →

Oar-some Lagan Dragons are just the ticket

The powerful stories behind Lagan Dragons breast cancer survivor dragon boat team are making a huge splash among National Lottery players. The Belfast-based club features in a new film as part of The National Lottery’s ‘Thank You Northern Ireland’ campaign. Jo Myles’ story of how the group have helped her and others diagnosed with breast…Continue reading this article →

Ratepayers urged to submit evidence now for business rates revaluation, Reval2020

Land & Property Services (LPS), part of the Department of Finance, is contacting business ratepayers week commencing 23rd April to collect rental data for the non-domestic rates revaluation – Reval2020. Business ratepayers and their advisors in Northern Ireland are obliged to provide rental evidence to LPS with a view to preparing a new Valuation List…Continue reading this article →