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 →

Northern Ireland Celebrates Best Ever Commonwealth Youth Games Performance

Team Northern Ireland has achieved its best result ever at a Youth Commonwealth Games, finishing in 8th place on the medal table with a haul of four Gold, four Silver and four Bronze medals. The 2015 Games, hosted by Samoa, saw Northern Ireland’s new generation of sporting stars maintain the success enjoyed at the last…Continue reading this article →

Team NI Wins 28 Medals at 2015 UK School Games

Team Northern Ireland’s athletes have taken home a grand total of 28 medals from this year’s hugely successful Sainsbury’s UK School Games, which took place in Manchester at the weekend. The medal haul is three more than at the 2014 Games, and also saw Northern Ireland increase its share of golds and bronzes. In total,…Continue reading this article →