Team Northern Ireland Has Huge Success at UK School Games

Team Northern Ireland put in a winning performance at this year’s UK School Games, returning home after winning 12 gold medals, 9 silver medals and 11 bronze medals. The 2017 UK School Games, which took place in Loughborough, was recorded as the largest multisport event taking place in Europe this year, with around 1,600 school-age…Continue reading this article →

#BeActive for 2017 European Week of Sport

It’s just a few weeks until 2017 European Week of Sport. This marks the third European Week of Sport, a European Commission initiative to promote and celebrate the benefits of sport and physical activity. Last year, it was estimated that 10 million people participated in thousands of events across more than 30 countries. The inspiring message…Continue reading this article →

Sport NI & Department for Communities Announce Investment into Women’s Rugby

Sport Northern Ireland and the Department of Communities have awarded Ulster Rugby £24,350 to deliver a project that aims to enhance the capability and sustainability of rugby clubs with female teams and create participation opportunities aligned to the Women’s Rugby World Cup. The project will provide a range of volunteer recruitment and training opportunities in…Continue reading this article →

Next Generation of Sporting Stars Gets Set for 2017 UK School Games

Some of Northern Ireland’s most talented young athletes gathered yesterday (Sunday 20th August) for a Team NI orientation event before they travel to England to compete at the 2017 UK School Games. The Games, which take place in Loughborough from 31August – 3 September, will see over 150 elite school-age athletes from Northern Ireland compete with…Continue reading this article →

Defibrillators for Sport – Phase Three Update

Sports clubs and organisations in eight local council areas are being invited to apply for free automated external defibrillator (AED) devices as as Sport Northern Ireland re-opens the Defibrillators for Sport initiative. Originally launched by the Department for Communities and Sport NI in July 2016, the initiative has so far seen over 1,000 AEDs allocated to…Continue reading this article →

Outdoor Recreation NI & Sport NI Invite People to ‘Walk’ their Local Parkrun

This Saturday (19th August), the National Lottery, UK Sport and parkrun UK, together with Sport NI and other partners, are inviting people to take part in #teamparkrun events across the UK. The aim of the day is to inspire communities and people to get active, and to create an environment where everyone, from elite athletes…Continue reading this article →

National Lottery funded athletes and parkrun team up to inspire the nation to get active

On Saturday 19 August, The National Lottery, UK Sport and parkrun UK are inviting the nation to join Britain’s top athletes at #teamparkrun events across the UK. To celebrate the public’s support of elite and community sport through playing The National Lottery, the nation’s sporting heroes will take to parkrun events across the UK to…Continue reading this article →

TEAM NI COMMONWEALTH YOUTH GAMES ATHLETES ARE ‘PURE WINNERS’

Northern Ireland’s Youth Commonwealth Games Team came together today (Saturday 8th July) for its final teambuilding event, ahead of the start of the 2017 Games in the Bahamas later this month. The event included a Clean Games Education Workshop, delivered by Sport Northern Ireland, highlighting the rights and responsibilities of athletes, coaches and support staff…Continue reading this article →

Disability Sport NI secures £100,000 investment into Disability Water Sports in Northern Ireland.

Disability Sport NI ihas announced the launch of the District Council Disability Sports Hubs – Water Sports Project. With summer fast approaching and a growing demand for disability water sports in Northern Ireland  funding has been awarded to four Sailability projects to enable them to provide further opportunities for people with disabilities. Belfast Lough Sailability,…Continue reading this article →

Sports Clubs Get Online as Clubmark NI Scheme is Relaunched

Sport Northern Ireland is inviting local sports clubs to register online for its Clubmark NI accreditation scheme. The Clubmark NI scheme provides accreditation to clubs which demonstrate minimum operating standards in the areas of coaching, management, safety, community engagement and safeguarding. Over ninety local sports clubs currently hold Clubmark NI status, helping them to be…Continue reading this article →