Queens University RFC asks women to give rugby ‘a try’ with new participation programme

Rugby internationals Tommy Bowe and Iain Henderson have given their support to a Queens University RFC project aimed at getting young women active and fitter through rugby. The club has introduced the Women’s Recreational Rugby and Fitness Programme in order to introduce the sport to young women who have never played before, combining ‘bootcamp’ style…Continue reading this article →

Double success for Northern Ireland at prestigious UK Coaching Awards

A Belfast Badminton coach working with developmental athletes and a major Ulster University sports volunteering programme have been crowned winners at the prestigious UK Coaching Awards last night in Manchester. Ulster Badminton’s Emerging Performance Squad Coach Andrew Stewart was named Performance Development Coach of the Year, with Ulster University’s Ulster Sports Outreach Programme winning the…Continue reading this article →

Budget Reinstatement

Brian Henning, Chair of  Sport NI welcomed the Minister’s announcement that funding of £320,000 for sport will be reinstated. Mr Henningsaid; “Sport NI is committed to making Northern Ireland renowned as a place where people can enjoy, engage and excel in sport, and our ability to invest effectively in the development of local sport is…Continue reading this article →

Belfast Telegraph Sports Awards 2015 – entry deadline is 30 November so nominate today!

Sport Northern Ireland is proud to support the Belfast Telegraph Sports Awards 2015, the purpose of which are to identify sporting achievement and recognise those individuals, teams and organisations whose contribution to Sport is outstanding. Nominations can be made by organisations, governing bodies of sport, regional councils, local sports councils and individuals. Award categories 1.…Continue reading this article →

Outstanding Coaches Recognised at 2015 Sport NI Coaching Awards Reception

The winners of the 2015 Sport Northern Ireland Coaching Awards have been honoured for their outstanding contribution to local sport at a reception in Belfast. The Awards were presented by Sport NI Chair Brian Henning together with Interim Chief Executive Arthur Scott, members of the Sport NI Board, Deputy Secretary of the Department of Culture,…Continue reading this article →

Sports Minister Launches Sport NI & Ulster University Report “Mood Matters: Mental Health and Wellbeing in Sport”

Sports Minister Carál Ní Chuilín has launched a joint report between Sport Northern Ireland and Ulster University’s Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute into the benefits of mental health education to local sports clubs. ‘Mood Matters: Mental Health and Wellbeing in Sport’ reports on the outcomes of a pilot education programme delivered by Sport Northern…Continue reading this article →

The Nature & Sports Euro’meet 2015 Opens Today in Newcastle

The three-day European Outdoor Conference will provide a platform for delegates to learn about local examples of best practice in outdoor recreation and share their own experiences with local providers. There are two key themes throughout the conference – increasing participation for all in outdoor sports, and maximising the economic benefits that outdoor sports bring to…Continue reading this article →

Appointment of Board Members to Sport NI

Are you looking for an opportunity to use your skills and experience in public service to develop sport and help it make a positive difference to our local community? If so, the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure wishes to appoint up to 5 Members to the Board of Sport Northern Ireland. Sport Northern Ireland’s…Continue reading this article →

Governance Network Event – Effective Boards

Sport NI would like to invite governing bodies to the next Governance Network event which will be held from 5pm – 9pm on Wednesday 30th September at the House of Sport. The session will be facilitated by Eileen Mullen from Strictly Board Room. The ‘theme’ for the evening session presentation being delivered is Effective Boards.…Continue reading this article →

World Renowned Adventurers to Speak at Slieve Donard

The 3rd ‘Nature and Sport Euro’meet’, a conference on outdoor sports, is this year being hosted in Northern Ireland welcoming delegates from across Europe to Newcastle, Co Down. The conference is open to all outdoor enthusiasts, policy makers and organisations; offering a selection of specially tailored workshops, expert speakers, networking opportunities and site visits to…Continue reading this article →