Rhys wins first Gold medal for NI at Commonwealth Games

Winning Gold Newtownards gymnast Rhys McClenaghan wins Northern Ireland’s first Gold medal at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games!  The 18 year-old held strong on the Pommel Horse in a tough competition against England’s double Olympic champion, Max Whitlock, who was the favourite to win in the Gold Coast Games, Australia. Tough Competition Rhys, who competes…Continue reading this article →

Chairman joins forces with sporting network

Sport NI Chairman, George Lucas, is a force to be reckoned with at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games! The Chairman has been proactively engaged in discussing Northern Ireland’s sporting need with key senior personnel from across the Commonwealth sporting network as well as providing support and encouragement to Team NI athletes, coaches and Sport NI…Continue reading this article →

Sport NI staff support athletes and coaches at Commonwealth Games

Sport NI staff are playing their part at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, supporting Team NI athletes and coaches in the lead-up to and during the Games. Specialist staff at the Sports Institute are providing their expertise and advice in areas including Physiotherapy, Performance Analysis and Anti-Doping, to help athletes compete at their best ability.…Continue reading this article →

Final Countdown to 2018 Commonwealth Games

It’s the final countdown to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, which run from 4 – 15 April. The Gold Coast and event cities Brisbane, Cairns and Townsville, will welcome more than 6,600 athletes and team officials from 71 Commonwealth nations and territories. Team NI comprises of 88 athletes in 13 sports representing Northern Ireland at…Continue reading this article →

Team NI Boxers Prepare To Pack A Punch For The Gold Coast Games

The countdown is officially on, with less than a month to go until the start of the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Athletes and support staff will be travelling to Australia in the coming days and weeks. Sport Northern Ireland is proud to be supporting Team NI athletes and coaches, including the Boxing squad who recently participated…Continue reading this article →

Future Local Sporting Winners on Agenda as Sport NI Hosts Performance Sport Conference

Sport Northern Ireland and UK Sport have brought together local performance sport personnel for a special conference in Belfast this week on developing the next generation of medal-winning athletes. The Performance Pathways Conference, which took place at Belfast Waterfront, saw delegates exchange knowledge, expertise and research on best practice for transitioning talented young athletes into…Continue reading this article →

Congratulations to Killicomaine JHS who are getting Girls Active!

Killicomaine Junior High School recently attended the Youth Sport Trust Annual Conference Awards Dinner, having become one of four schools shortlisted for ‘Best Secondary School of the Year in the UK’ for outstanding contributions to the Girls Active programme. Held at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, the awards aim to reward those who have used sport…Continue reading this article →

Sport Northern Ireland Returns to NI Science Festival

February saw the Northern Ireland Science Festival return with another bumper programme of activities and events, and Sport Northern Ireland was delighted to once again participate and work alongside the Festival organisers to share specialist insight on the science of sport. This year, practitioners from Sport NI’s Sports Institute delivered two sold-out panel discussion events…Continue reading this article →

Multi-Facility Fund now OPEN for applications.

The Multi-Facility Fund is a new capital grants programme managed and administered by Sport Northern Ireland.  The programme is financed by National Lottery funds. The proposed aims of the capital investment programme are: To partially address identified sports facility deficits; To positively contribute to targets outlined in The Northern Ireland Strategy for Sport and Physical…Continue reading this article →

Local Sporting Workforce Recognised at SportMaker Celebration Event

Sport Northern Ireland officials and history-making rugby referee Joy Neville have paid tribute to the work of Northern Ireland’s sports clubs, coaches, officials and volunteers at a ceremony at Titanic Belfast this evening. The SportMaker Celebration Evening brought together the winners of Sport NI’s 2017 Coaching, Officiating and Volunteering Awards, who were presented with awards…Continue reading this article →