64% of Irish Third Level Students Highly Active Major Study Finds

A year long study of Irish third level students has found that 64% are highly active and are more active than the general population across comparable age groups.  This is the key findings of the Student Activity and Sports Study Ireland (SASSI) of over 250,000 third level students launched today (25.02.16) by Student Sport Ireland…Continue reading this article →

Sports Stars Say: “30 Minutes to Learn How to Save a life”

BHF NI and sporting talent urge local people to learn cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and stem needless loss of life. Some of Northern Ireland’s top sporting talent is backing British Heart Foundation Northern Ireland’s (BHF NI) campaign to train more communities in CPR and defibrillator awareness and save hundreds of lives each year. With around…Continue reading this article →

Local Boxing Stars take part in Olympic Preparation Camp

As part of their preparations for the Rio Olympic Games, some of Northern Ireland’s top boxing stars have taken part in an intensive training camp at Sport Northern Ireland’s Sports Institute in Jordanstown over the last fortnight. Among those participating were Olympic qualified boxers Michael Conlan, Paddy Barnes, Steven Donnelly and Joe Ward, as well…Continue reading this article →

Talent Coach Development Week 2016

Sport Northern Ireland will host the third annual NI Talent Coach Development Event on Sunday 21 February 2016 and Monday 22 February. This year’s events are being hosted and delivered in partnership with Ulster University and sports coach UK, with both events taking place on Ulster Universities Jordanstown Campus. The events are free of charge…Continue reading this article →

Local Sporting Heroes Honoured at 2015 Belfast Telegraph Sports Awards

Local sporting heroes and accomplishments have been celebrated at the 2015 Belfast Telegraph Sports Awards. Sport Northern Ireland was sporting partner of the prestigious ceremony, held at the Ramada Hotel Belfast, which recognised local sports superstars, emerging new talent, grassroots administrators and legendary figures from Northern Ireland sport. Congratulating all winners and nominees, Sport Northern Ireland…Continue reading this article →

Have Your Say – Sport NI Business Plan 2016-17

As the public body leading the development of sport in Northern Ireland, Sport Northern Ireland is driven by a passion for sport and our belief that sport has the power to enrich and enhance the lives of individuals and communities. We are currently in the process of preparing our next Business Plan 2016-17 and we would…Continue reading this article →

Tollymore National Outdoor Centre – Best Skills Course Provider 2015!

Votes have been counted and verified and we are delighted to announce that Tollymore National Outdoor Centre has been voted ‘Best Skills Course Provider ’ in the 2015 OutdoorNI Awards, in association with Surf Mountain. With over 1,100 votes cast by the public, the awards saw nominees battling it out throughout December to win the coveted titles. Centre Manager, Trevor…Continue reading this article →

Appointments to the Board of Sport NI

Sports Minister Carál Ní Chuilín has announced appointments to the Board of Sport NI. After an open competition, the following individuals have been appointed as Board Members: Ms Wilma Erskine BEM Mr Kyle Ferguson Mr Kieran Harding Ms Celine McStravick Dr Catherine O’Mullan All appointments take effect from 1 January 2016 for a term of…Continue reading this article →

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 →