Coaches are Everyday Heroes and you could be too

During the Rio 2016 Paralympics Games, sports coach UK continues its Everyday Heroes campaign with new case studies to raise the profile of coaches and coaching at all levels of sport and physical activity in the UK. Whilst Paralympic and Olympic stars and the coaches behind them are currently in the media spotlight there are…Continue reading this article →

Sport NI Board Competition: Appointment of Chair, Vice-Chair & Members to the Board of Sport NI

The Minister for Communities wishes to appoint a Chair, Vice-Chair and up to 3 Members to the Board of Sport NI. This is an excellent opportunity if you are seeking to play a pivotal and key role within the public service to develop sport and help make a positive difference to our local community. Sport…Continue reading this article →

Rio 2016 Videos – Support to Local Paralympians

The 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio are nearly upon us, and Sport NI has been proud to have supported many local athletes’ training and competition programmes on the Road to Rio. Michael McKillop, a three –time Paralympic gold medallist – will be aiming to defend his 1500m title in Rio for the third successive Games. In this video,…Continue reading this article →

Club Captains in Youth Sport – EU Funded Project

Swim Ireland and Sport NI just launched an exciting new project that will develop resources to aid governing bodies of sport to identify and provide young people with skills to be effective club captains within an individual or team sport. The project begins looking at the roles and responsibilities of a club captain by engaging…Continue reading this article →

Campaigning to Get Women Active: What does the Evidence say?

HEPA Europe 2016 Conference – Free Public Lecture You are invited to attend a free public lecture by Jennie Price, CEO Sport England Campaigning to Get Women Active: What does the Evidence say? Jennie a barrister by training, has been at Sport England since April 2007.  Under her leadership Sport England has seen the number…Continue reading this article →

Defibrillators for Sport Initiative – Update

The Department for Communities and Sport Northern Ireland recently launched a new initiative to provide life-saving defibrillators to sports clubs and organisations, the programme is currently closed. Update…Thank you to all the sports clubs and organisations who completed our ‘Defibrillators for Sport’ survey - Sport Northern Ireland received nearly 1,400 applications to the programme. We will be…Continue reading this article →

Children’s Coach Development Week 2016

Sport Northern Ireland will host the annual Northern Ireland Children’s Coach Development Week starting on Monday 5 September 2016. This year’s week of events will be hosted in partnership with a number of organisations including Ulster University, the Irish Football Association, Ulster GAA, Armagh City Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council, Ulster Hockey, Netball NI, Ulster Rugby, and British Gymnastics.…Continue reading this article →

Sports Institute Staff at the Rio 2016 Games

While the staff at the Sport Northern Ireland Sports Institute have been providing specialist support to local athletes in the months and years leading up to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, for some the work supporting elite athletes will continue on in Brazil. Several staff have been appointed to positions and within the Team GB…Continue reading this article →

Video: Rio 2016 – Support to Ireland Men’s Hockey

There’s only two days to go until the start of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. For the local athletes competing, the Games mark the culmination of many toughs months and years on the road to Rio qualification. Sport Northern Ireland has been proud to have supported many of these athletes and their coaches on…Continue reading this article →

Getting ‘Rio Ready’: Sports Institute Providing NI Athletes with Health Packs to Help Prepare For Summer Games

Sport Northern Ireland’s Sports Institute is helping local Olympic and Paralympic athletes perform at their best in Rio this summer through special ‘Rio Ready’ health packs. The packs have been designed to not only help boost athletes’ immune systems and gut health ahead of and during the Games but also to reduce the risk of…Continue reading this article →