2014 Coaching Awards Winners Announced

Sport Northern Ireland is delighted to announce the winners of the 2014 Coaching Awards and congratulate all those that were nominated, after an excellent response to the call for nominations and several weeks of deliberations by the judges. The Awards highlight the huge importance of coaches and the role they play in encouraging participation, development…Continue reading this article →

Sports Fans Urged to Vote for Their 2014 Heroes

Sports fans, clubs, schools, governing and sports bodies are being urged to nominate their top sporting stars for 2014 with the launch of the Belfast Telegraph Sports Awards. The awards programme is sponsored by Linwoods and honours Northern Ireland’s top sporting achievers in both the amateur and professional arenas. The gala ceremony which attracts some…Continue reading this article →

Activ8 Go Outdoor 60×60 Challenge

Schools and groups from all over Northern Ireland are currently registering for our latest 60×60 Go Outdoors Challenge. This new challenge aims to encourage school communities (pupils, teachers, individuals, classes, whole schools and family members) as well as individuals to Go Outdoors to be active every day for at least 60 minutes. Register now: www.activ8ni.net Autumn is a brilliant time to go…Continue reading this article →

Sport NI Sporting Ambassadors at All-Ireland Final

A star studded cast of Sport Northern Ireland Sporting Ambassadors attended Sunday’s All Ireland Final in Croke Park to show the power of sport in uniting people and communities. Belfast’s Commonwealth Games Gold medallist Paddy Barnes was joined by NI football Manager Michael O’Neill and NI Women’s footballer Clare Timoney. The sporting heroes were hosted…Continue reading this article →

Celtic Cup Angling International, Scotland

This weekend saw great success for local club Erne Anglers as they had three of its talented young anglers compete in the Ireland team at the recent Celtic Cup Angling International at Magiscroft Fishery near Stirling in Scotland. Junior Angler development is going strong with 15 year old Adam Maguire (Lisnaskea) and Harry Whitehead (Kesh)…Continue reading this article →

Athletes an Inspiration to Us All

Sports Minister Carál Ní Chuilín has praised the local athletes who took part in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Speaking at a reception in Stormont to mark their achievements, the Minister recalled the day the athletes left for the Games. She said: “I remember being at the Queen’s Playing fields on a warm summer’s morning…Continue reading this article →

Activity Taster Day for Blind/Partially Sighted People

With funding from Sport Northern Ireland’s Active Awards for Sport Programme, the Blind Sports Network NI, in association with Disability Sport NI, is hosting an Activity Taster Day for Blind/Partially Sighted People. This event is an opportunity for people of all ages who are blind/partially sighted to get involved in new sports and activities. Date:…Continue reading this article →

Get Outdoors Weekend 20-21 September

Get Outdoors Weekend is packed with outdoor activity events across Northern Ireland on the weekend of 20 and 21 September. You will be spoilt for choice with over 60 FREE OF CHARGE events catering for young ones and the not so young! Try your hand with expert guidance at canoeing, mountain biking or archery ……Continue reading this article →

UK Sports Councils’ Recognition Policy Review

The UK Sports Councils Recognition Policy has been reviewed resulting in amendments to the policy and the recognition review process. The review process took into consideration lessons learnt through the implementation of the policy since 2010 and also the piloting of the recognition review process involving several governing bodies across Northern Ireland and the rest…Continue reading this article →

Team NI Finish Most Successful Commonwealth Games Since 1986

Northern Ireland finished the Commonwealth Games with 2 gold, 3 silver and 7 bronze medals – in terms of the total of 12 it was two more than Delhi four years ago the best haul since Edinburgh in 1986. Northern Ireland finished 15th in the medal table (14th by total medals) of 71 countries. GOLD…Continue reading this article →