Success For Gaelic Football Volunteer at Sport NI Awards

Gerard O’Neill, a committed Clonoe O’Rahilly’s fan has become the first winner of Volunteer of the Year, a new category at the Sport NI, Coaching, Officiating and Volunteering (COV) Awards. Gerard from Clonoe, has been volunteering for the Tyrone club for a number of years, dividing his time between helping out teams from under 6…Continue reading this article →

Success For Young Volunteer at Sport NI Awards

Erin Getty has recently received the award for Young Volunteer of the Year for her work and commitment to Randalstown Ladies Hockey Club. 18 year old Erin Getty, who plays for the Randalstown Ladies 1st XI Team and is also a member of Ireland’s Under 21 and Senior Women’s teams, has been with the hockey…Continue reading this article →

EBA Coaches “Get Active, Get Glowing”

Sport NI have teamed up with Ulster University Sport to offer our Every Body Active 2020 partners the chance to take part in a Glow Sports taster session. This event took place at the sports centre at Ulster University’s Jordanstown campus on Friday 27th October. The session was part of Sport NI’s continuing development of…Continue reading this article →

Success for Glenavy Netball Coach at Sport NI Awards

Elaine Rice, Head coach of the Northern Ireland Netball team, has been recognised for her achievements with the squad at the 2017 Sport NI Coaching, Officiating and Volunteering Awards. Glenavy-based coach Elaine Rice was named High Performance Coach of the Year after leading the team to qualification for the 2018 Commonwealth Games and a Top…Continue reading this article →

Local Athletics Coach Wins at 2017 Sport NI Coaching, Officiating and Volunteering Awards

Sport Northern Ireland has named Belfast-based athletics coach Matt Shields, Community Coach of the Year as part of its 2017 Coaching, Officiating and Volunteering Awards. Matt, lead coach at North Belfast Harriers, was presented with the award for his volunteer work, which has seen him dedicate a significant amount of his time and skills to…Continue reading this article →

Council launch Disability Sports Hub project

Derry City and Strabane District Council this week launched a new scheme with Disability Sport NI to help make sport more accessible for people with a disability. The District Council Disability Sports Hub Project, funded by the Department for Communities through Sport NI, will see all eleven Council areas in Northern Ireland receiving disability sports…Continue reading this article →

Mid Ulster District Council to open new Disability Sports Hub at MUSA

Mid Ulster District Council has opened a brand new Disability Sports Hub at Mid Ulster Sports Arena as part of a regional initiative funded by the Department for Communities through Sport NI. This £500,000 project delivered in all eleven Council areas is part of the Active Living: No Limits 2021 Action Plan to improve the…Continue reading this article →

Sport NI to Host Learning and Development Workshop Series for North West Clubs and Coaches

Sport Northern Ireland’s North West Coaching Programme and the North West Coaching Network have announced a series of upcoming free learning and development events for local sports clubs and coaches. In November will see Sport NI (and the North West Coaching Network) deliver a workshop for local sports clubs on “Attracting Young People to Your…Continue reading this article →

Success for Co. Down Gymnastics Coach at Sport NI Awards

Gymnastics coach, Nadia McAleavey has been awarded for her contribution to coaching after winning the prestigious REACH – Supporting Women in Coaching award at the 2017 Sport Northern Ireland Coaching, Officiating and Volunteering (COV) Awards. Nadia McAleavey, founder of Dynamic Gymnastics Club has received the prestigious REACH – Supporting Women in Coaching award, after already…Continue reading this article →

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council launched its first Community Plan, ‘Living Well Together’

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council launched its first Community Plan, ‘Living Well Together’, at a major event on Thursday 12 October 2017 held in the Great Hall, Downshire Estate, Downpatrick. The outcomes-based plan is designed to develop and improve the delivery of public services in the district between now and 2030, by providing a…Continue reading this article →