SINI Welcomes the Queen’s Baton

The Sports Institute Northern Ireland played host to the Queen’s Baton on Tuesday afternoon, giving aspiring Commonwealth Games athletes and support staff a chance to be part of the excitement as the the Baton tours Northern Ireland. To check out more photos from the event please click HERE Dr Shaun Ogle, Executive Director of SINI had…Continue reading this article →

Meet Our Giro and Activ8 Cycle Squad Volunteers

Sport Northern Ireland’s staff members, Jayne Moore and Gillian Gilliland, are busy and committed volunteers doing double duty as Sprocket Rocket cycling trainers—visiting schools across Northern Ireland—and as volunteer marshalls during the Giro d’Italia Big Start 2014, beginning today (Friday). Pictured with Sport Northern Ireland’s Chief Executive Antoinette McKeown (right), Gillian (left) and Jayne (middle)…Continue reading this article →

Speaker Marks The Arrival of The Giro d’Italia

The Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly, Mr William Hay MLA, today launched an exhibition in Parliament Buildings entitled “The Art of Cycling” by local artist Deepa Mann-Kler. The exhibition celebrates the industrial heritage of Belfast alongside the arrival of the Giro d’Italia and incorporates iconic Belfast landmarks which will be seen along the route…Continue reading this article →

Sport NI Sporting Ambassadors at Irish Cup Final

Sport Northern Ireland CEO Antoinette McKeown was joined by David Healey, GAA’s Sean Cavanagh and Ulster Rugby’s John Afoa and Paddy Wallace at the Irish Cup Final (Saturday) to launch this year’s Sport Northern Ireland’s Sporting Ambassador programme. The athletes were united to be enrolled as Sport Northern Ireland’s “Sporting Ambassadors” and took the opportunity…Continue reading this article →

Sport Northern Ireland Announces £4m Investment to Create Active Clubs

Sport Northern Ireland is celebrating the launch of a new £4m National Lottery funded programme, aiming to increase participation in sports clubs. Sports organisations and governing bodies can apply for funding under Sport Northern Ireland’s ‘Active Clubs’ Programme, which will run over the next four years, providing support, development courses and capacity building to sports clubs…Continue reading this article →

Team Seaton McGovern Take Silver

Ryan Seaton and Matthew McGovern, Providence team IRL, secured a silver medal at the ISAF World Cup in Hyeres on Saturday, following fifteen hard fought races against seventy-nine of the world’s top 49er sailors. The pair went into the medal race day on Saturday (26th April), in third position. The medal race sees the final top…Continue reading this article →

Sustaining Recreation and Tourism In The Mournes

Tollymore National Outdoor Centre, with the stunning back drop of the Mourne Mountains, was the venue for a celebration of a programme of upland path works carried out in recent years by Mourne Heritage Trust. Minister for the Environment, Mark H Durkan was the special guest, recognising the role of Northern Ireland Environment Agency as…Continue reading this article →

Sporting Organisations Tackle Inequality

Sixteen sporting organisations that are committed to tackling inequality have received awards from Sport Northern Ireland. Seven of the sporting organisations have achieved foundation level and two have achieved preliminary level of The Equality Standard: A Framework for Sport (the Standard). The remaining five organisations invested in a range of initiatives which included equality training,…Continue reading this article →

Marrowbone Millennium Park Builds on Sports Investment

People in North Belfast are celebrating a £680,000 sports investment which has provided a new modern 3G artificial pitch at Marrowbone Millennium Park. It has been jointly funded by Belfast City Council, the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure, Sport NI and the Department for Social Development. Young people, local government ministers, councillors and local…Continue reading this article →

Sport Northern Ireland Turns Brussels Pink to Celebrates Giro d’Italia

Celebrating the arrival of the Giro Big Start 2014 in Northern Ireland in just one month’s time, Sport Northern Ireland was in Brussels to showcase how sport is enhancing communities across Northern Ireland and to welcome our Italian friends in the Giro d’Italia. Sport Northern Ireland also reinforced to key decision makers in Europe, the…Continue reading this article →