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 →

Youth Skills Courses

Tollymore National Outdoor Centre will be delivering a number of Youth Skills Courses during the summer months. These courses are suitable for beginners and provide youths with a perfect introduction to adventure sports activities, including: First Step Mountaineering Youth Skills First Step Rockclimbing First Step Mountain Biking Youth Skills (aged 10-13yrs) First Step Mountain Biking Youth…Continue reading this article →

Get into Golf at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open!

Sport Northern Ireland is delighted to be in attendance at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open this week and use the opportunity to promote participation in sport, particularly golf. Young spectators and adults alike will be able to try out our High Wire Ropes Course which provides a flavour of one of many outdoor activity…Continue reading this article →

Sport Northern Ireland Launches £17.5m Investment for Sports Facilities

Sport Northern Ireland has announced a new plan to invest £17.5m of its National Lottery funding into sports facility projects over the next five years. Speaking about the new Facility Fund, Brian Henning, Sport Northern Ireland Chair commented: “As part of the delivery of our Corporate Plan over the next five years, Sport Northern Ireland is delighted to…Continue reading this article →

Cricket ODI – Ireland v Australia

On Thursday 27 August, the Ireland Cricket Team will take on World Cup winners and World Number One side Australia in a One Day International at Stormont. The Boys in Green will be confident of claiming a major scalp in what is geared up to be an entertaining encounter. Standing in their way though is…Continue reading this article →