Children’s Coach Development Week 2015

During the first week of September 2015 Sport Northern Ireland will host its annual Children’s Coach Development week. Events will take place between from 1-3 of September and at a range of locations across the province, with opportunities for full/part-time and volunteer coaches, and coach managers/developers. The development opportunities on offer for coaches will provide…Continue reading this article →

Public Consultation – Disability Sport and Active Recreation Action Plan for Northern Ireland

Sport Northern Ireland recently convened a number of stakeholders to come together to commence the development of a Disability Sport and Active Recreation Action Plan for Northern Ireland. The project group, chaired by Disability Action, will oversee the development of this plan which will translate the aspirations of people with disabilities and relevant stakeholders into…Continue reading this article →

FRESH – Healthier Lifestyle Programme for Young People

FRESH is a community based healthy lifestyle programme for overweight 11-14 year olds who want to become more active, learn about a healthy lifestyle, get motivated and feel good about themselves, have fun and make new friends. The programme will take place at Shankill Leisure Centre from September to December 2015. The programme is delivered…Continue reading this article →

‘Everybody Active 2020′

Online Consultation closes Monday 20 July 2015. Link to online survey: Everybody Active 2020 Sport Northern Ireland begin public consultations on new participation initiative ‘Everybody Active 2020‘ - an investment model which been put forward to replace the Active Communities Programme, which is due to end next March. The Board of Sport Northern Ireland has approved…Continue reading this article →

Sport Northern Ireland – Press Statement

Sport Northern Ireland can confirm that nine board members have resigned. Their letter to the Minister was as follows: Chairman of Sport Northern Ireland, Brian Henning, said: “Following the letter of resignation from nine of our valued Board members, and the acceptance of this by the DCAL Minister, I would like to take this opportunity…Continue reading this article →

Ireland to take on World Champions at Stormont

Ireland’s One-Day International against World Cup winners Australia is officially launched with giant game of cricket at Belfast City Hall Ireland internationals Craig Young, Andy McBrine and Stuart Thompson joined over 60 schoolchildren from Donegal Road Primary School and St John the Baptist Primary School for a giant game of cricket on the front lawn…Continue reading this article →

Top Coaches Launch Sport NI’s Coaching Awards

Three of Northern Ireland’s top coaches have joined forces to launch Sport Northern Ireland’s prestigious 2015 Coaching Awards. Neil Doak, Head Coach of Ulster Rugby, Frank Fitzsimons, Antrim Senior Gaelic Football Coach, and Kim Kensett-Friar, Senior Coach at Salto Gymnastics and Head Coach for Gymnastics NI at the Commonwealth Games, joined with Sport Northern Ireland…Continue reading this article →

Local Cycling Projects Receive Sport NI Funding Awards ahead of Gran Fondo

Ahead of this week’s Giro D’Italia Gran Fondo, Sport Northern Ireland has announced details of funding awards to ten grassroots community projects aiming to build on the success of last year’s Giro D’Italia Big Start and keep local people cycling. The awards were made as part of special £85,000 cycling-themed strand of Sport NI’s Active…Continue reading this article →

Governance Network Event – Developing a Governance and Leadership Framework

This event is open to Board Members and Staff of Governing Bodies with a remit or interest in driving governance standards within their organisations. Location: House of Sport Date: 30 June 2015 Time: 5.00pm – 9.00pm The session will be facilitated by Sport Northern Ireland supported by the Northern Ireland Sports Forum (NISF), and the ‘theme’ for the evening session…Continue reading this article →

The Way Forward for ‘Sports Matters’

More than 25 key partners and stakeholders have met to discuss and agree the way forward for sport and physical recreation in Northern Ireland over next five years. Since the formation of the three Sport Matters Implementation Groups (Participation, Performance and Places) in 2010, the groups have worked individually and collectively to achieve the vision…Continue reading this article →