Using Virtual Reality to Help People with Learning Disability be more Active

Using Virtual Reality to Help People with Learning Disability be more Active Sport Northern Ireland is delighted to be involved with an exciting new pilot project delivered in partnership with Mencap NI designed to make sports facilities and sporting activities more inclusive through new Virtual Reality technology.   The pilot project delivers new and innovative…Continue reading this article →

‘From the Carry Row to Tokyo

‘From the Carry Row to Tokyo ‘From the Carry Row to Tokyo’ is Drew Cochrane’s true story of living with sight loss, when he developed an illness called Leber’s Optic Atrophy, a hereditary disease that his brother Ian also suffered from. Born in the 1940’s in a rural townland, Drew had an interesting childhood with…Continue reading this article →

Sport Northern Ireland Team Up With Working with Parents in Sport

Sport Northern Ireland are delighted to be working in partnership with ‘Working with Parents in Sport’ to help support National Governing Bodies to develop the parents and coaches that are currently involved in their sports. ‘Working with Parents in Sport’ supports parents and coaches in working together to provide children with the best possible sporting…Continue reading this article →

Income Generation & Building Capacity Conference

Income Generation & Building Capacity Conference- 26th March- 6pm-National Football Stadium @ Windsor Park The aim of this conference is provide National Governing Bodies of sport, their clubs and other sports organisations with some advice and support on how to generate more income for your organisation and also build the capacity of your organisation when…Continue reading this article →

Flight Gymnastics soars high at Northern Ireland 2019 Awards

Local Gymnastics Club, Flight Gymnastics Academy CIC, Newtownabbey have enjoyed success at the recent British Gymnastics Northern Ireland 2019 Awards! Affiliated to British Gymnastics, Flight was established in 2011.  Originally based in Edmund Rice College the club was awarded funding from Sport NI, DAERA and Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council to open a full-time, dedicated facility for…Continue reading this article →

Accessible inclusive beach for Groomsport

Ards and North Down Borough Council is delighted to announce that funding of over £68,000 has been secured to enable works to commence for the provision of an accessible inclusive beach in Groomsport, Co. Down. Few coastal villages in Ireland can compare with Groomsport for scenic charm, tranquil beauty and historical heritage. While Groomsport is best…Continue reading this article →

Local Sporting Workforce Recognised at SportMaker Celebration Event

Sport Northern Ireland officials and history-making players from the Ireland Women’s Hockey team have paid tribute to the work of Northern Ireland’s sports clubs, coaches, officials and volunteers at a ceremony at Titanic Belfast on Monday 11th February 2019. The Celebration Evening brought together the winners of Sport NI’s 2018 SportMaker Awards, who were presented…Continue reading this article →


More girls in Northern Ireland have been trained as coaches through a first of its kind residential camp. The Girls Active Coaches Camp NI, developed by national children’s charity the Youth Sport Trust, enabled 32 girls from across six secondary schools to attend a three-day residential camp which developed their leadership and coaching skills. The…Continue reading this article →

Work starts on Knockmany Forest £265K Facelift

Work has started this week to develop Knockmany Forest, a few miles outside Augher, as part of investment in the site made possible through funding of £265,000 provided by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs; Sport NI and Mid Ulster District Council. The Council is working to deliver the capital project in partnership…Continue reading this article →

CIYMS Tennis Good News Story

CIYMS Tennis Good News Story “Last year CIYMS Tennis created an Outreach programme with the help of Every Body Active 2020, which would allow people from various backgrounds to play tennis. They offer classes to people of all abilities including visually impaired and people suffering from dementia. Participants have developed a range of physical and…Continue reading this article →