European Outdoor Conference Coming to Newcastle

Nature and Sports Euro’meet 2015 will take place in Newcastle, County Down, 30 September – 2 October. International bookings for the 3rd Nature and Sports Euro’meet conference have begun, as outdoor recreation decision makers grab the opportunity to enjoy the attractions of Newcastle and the wider Mourne area. Conference organisers Newry, Mourne & Down District…Continue reading this article →

Helping Blow the Whistle on Sunburn!

Sport Northern Ireland is proud to support The Outdoor Kids Sun Safety Code, the first accredited sun protection initiative designed for specifically for outdoor activity leaders.  This spring they have launched a new and improved format which aims to help ‘Blow the Whistle on Sunburn!’ Devised by the Myfanwy Townsend Melanoma Research Fund, the Outdoor Kids Sun…Continue reading this article →

Free Public Lecture Celebrating the Work of Sport and Exercise Psychologists with Paralympic Athletes in NI

Date: 22 May 2015 Time: 9.00am-10.00am Venue Armagh City Hotel The Northern Ireland Branch of The British Psychological Society (NIBPS) together with School of Sport at Ulster University and Sport Northern Ireland are delighted to announce the following FREE PUBLIC LECTURE celebrating the work of Sport and Exercise Psychologists with Paralympic Athletes in Northern Ireland. During…Continue reading this article →

Sporting Organisations Tackle Inequality

Eight sporting organisations that are committed to tackling inequality have received awards from Sport Northern Ireland. Four of the sporting organisations have achieved foundation level and two have achieved preliminary level of The Equality Standard: A Framework for Sport (the Standard). The remaining two organisations are working through requirements. Reflecting on the achievement of the…Continue reading this article →

European Tour Launches First Ever Irish Open Golf Skills Challenge

The European Tour has teamed up with the Confederation of Golf in Ireland (CGI) to launch the first ever Irish Open Golf Skills Challenge which is designed to help young golfers, under the age of 15, focus on the key skills of the game. The winners of the all-Ireland competition will have an opportunity to…Continue reading this article →

Celebrating a Year of Sporting Success

Sports Minister, Carál Ní Chuilín has celebrated another fantastic year of sporting success in 2014. The Minister was joined in Newry Sports Centre by local sports personalities including former boxer, Barry McGuigan, boxer Sean McGlinchy, Ulster Rugby’s Declan Fitzpatrick and Handball All-Ireland Champion Aisling Reilly.  The evening was compared by Clare McCollum, freelance journalist. The…Continue reading this article →

You are Invited to Celebrate Sporting Success in 2014!

Newry Sports Centre - Wednesday 25 March 2015, 6.00pm Everyone is invited to Newry Sports Centre on Wednesday 25 March to join in this years “Celebration of Sport”.  The event will be hosted by the Minister of Culture, Arts & Leisure, Carál Ní Chuilín MLA. Newry Sports Centre is this years’ chosen venue and will welcome top…Continue reading this article →

Female Sports Forum and Belfast MET Developing Next Generation of Active Leaders

The Female Sports Forum in partnership with the Northern Ireland Sports Forum have secured funding from the Sport NI’s Active Awards for Sport programme to provide coach education opportunities to develop and enhance the leadership skills of 15 young females studying at Belfast Metropolitan College. The Female Sports Forum is a multi-sport organisation which is…Continue reading this article →

Update on Sport NI Corporate Plan 2015-20 Public Consultation

Sport Northern Ireland would like to thank all of those who have attended the recent series of Corporate Plan 2015-20 public consultation events across Northern Ireland. The responses which have been gathered from these events will be used to produce the final plan which will drive and guide Sport Northern Ireland’s work over the next…Continue reading this article →

Charity Begins with Registration – Take Action to Prepare Now

“It is a legal requirement for charities in Northern Ireland to register with us so don’t delay, take action today” – is the latest message from the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland. Under charity law, an organisation must apply to register with the Commission, Northern Ireland’s charity regulator, if: It has exclusively charitable purposes; It…Continue reading this article →