Does Your Organisation Need to Register as a Charity?

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland is the independent regulator of charities in Northern Ireland, responsible for ensuring a dynamic and well governed charities sector, in which the public can have confidence. A new chapter in the history of charities has begun with the Charity Commission having now commenced compulsory registration. This is different from…Continue reading this article →

Sport Northern Ireland Launches its Mental Health and Wellbeing Programme

Sport Northern Ireland has launched a Mental Health and Wellbeing pilot programme, operating until April 2015, which will target all aspects of positive mental health through sport from Grassroots to Developmental and High Performance level. The new programme will help Sporting Clubs and Governing Bodies build a Mental Health support structure and education programme. Building on…Continue reading this article →

Top Coaches Recognised by Sport Northern Ireland

Sport Northern Ireland has announced the winners of the prestigious 2014 Coaching Awards. The awards highlight the huge importance of coaches and the role they play in encouraging participation, development and excellence in sport. The dedication of coaches and coaching projects was acknowledged by nominations from colleagues, parents and participants, from grassroots level right through…Continue reading this article →

GAA and Rugby Come Together to Tackle Motor Neurone Disease

An historic GAA match will take place at the home of Ulster Rugby on November 15, aimed at raising awareness of Motor Neurone Disease (MND). Ulster GAA and Ulster Rugby have combined efforts in honour of former Antrim senior football captain Anto Finnegan, who was diagnosed with MND in 2012. #GameForAnto will see 2013 All-Ireland…Continue reading this article →

Meet the Champions

Over 300 young male and female boxers from boxing clubs across Northern Ireland assembled at Belfast’s Ulster Hall on Saturday 25 October to take part in an intensive coaching and workshop programme under the expert tutelage of world champion Carl Frampton, former world champion Barry McGuigan and leading coaches from the Cyclone Promotions team. The…Continue reading this article →

Have You Got What it Takes for Success in Triathlon?

Budding female athletes in Northern Ireland are being given the chance to showcase their sporting talents when Staff from Triathlon Ireland launch their Women’s Talent Transfer Project. Triathlon Ireland in partnership with Sport Northern Ireland, University of Ulster, Queens University and the Northern Ireland Commonwealth Games Council will be hosting an information evening and a…Continue reading this article →

Go By Bike? Have Your Say…

The Department for Regional Development (DRD) has prepared a draft Bicycle Strategy for Northern Ireland which sets out, over a 25 year horizon, how it plans to make Northern Ireland a cycling community. This Draft Strategy document outlines its’ vision for cycling in Northern Ireland and how DRD intend to achieve this vision of establishing,…Continue reading this article →

Sport NI Ambassadors Challenge Young People to Get Active

Five of Northern Ireland’s most high profile sporting superstars have been enrolled as ‘Sport Northern Ireland Sporting Ambassadors’ and have issued a challenge to every young person in the country. Speaking on behalf of the ambassadors, football legend David Healy said: “We want to ask every young person in Northern Ireland to get up, get out…Continue reading this article →

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 →