Karate Coach Surprised by Sport NI Award Win

A dedicated coach, who thought his club members were being filmed to demonstrate karate moves, was left shocked when he was presented with a Sport NI SportMaker Award. Coach Kevin Broderick thought the Sport NI film crew were at his Banbridge/Rathfriland Karate Club to capture his club members in action, but he was actually the…Continue reading this article →

Sport NI supports International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Antoinette McKeown, Chief Executive, Sport NI “At Sport NI we are proud to support International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls. “Earlier this year in partnership with the NI Executive, we encouraged sports to use the Active Bystander Approach to end violence against women and girls. “Sport is a tremendous force…Continue reading this article →

UK Sports Councils underline commitment to governance

Sport England, UK Sport, sportscotland, Sport Wales and Sport NI join forces with a unified offer of governance support to the sport and physical activity sector As part of continued governance support for the organisations in their countries, UK Sports Councils have come together to confirm the continuation of the Sports Governance Academy for a further…Continue reading this article →

Partnership agreement between Department for Communities and Sport Northern Ireland

The Department for Communities is the sponsor Department for Sport Northern Ireland (Sport NI). Working together, they have agreed to set out the partnership arrangements between them. The Partnership Agreement explains the overall governance framework within which Sport NI operates, including the framework through which the necessary assurances are provided to stakeholders. Roles/responsibilities of partners…Continue reading this article →

Women’s GAA Sport NI Campaign Smashes Fundraising Goal

A Queen’s University fundraising campaign, set-up to increase participation of female students in Gaelic Games, has raised nearly five times its original target. An army of online supporters got behind the Crowdfunder campaign to such an extent it smashed its original £10,000 fundraising target and finished up raising over £48,000 from 322 online supporters. The…Continue reading this article →

SportMaker Awards Winners 2022

Recognising outstanding coaches, officials and volunteers The Sport NI SportMaker Awards recognise the outstanding contribution of coaches, officials, volunteers and projects over the previous 12 months and the vital role they play in supporting, developing, and encouraging people to benefit from the Power of Sport. Sport NI is pleased to recognise the following winners in the 2022…Continue reading this article →

Physical Literacy

Physical literacy is the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding that enables a person to value and participate in physical activity throughout life. The All-Island Physical Literacy Consensus Statement launched in October 2022, aims to promote a culture of lifelong participation in physical activity and sport for all. Read more about the launch of…Continue reading this article →

Sport NI and Sport Ireland collaborate to develop an All-Island Physical Literacy Consensus Statement

Ministers from the North and South joined sporting chiefs to launch the All-Island Physical Literacy Consensus Statement that aims to promote a culture of lifelong participation in physical activity and sport for all. Being physically active throughout life can enrich a person’s quality of life. As physical literacy plays a key role in influencing choices…Continue reading this article →

Schools and Nurseries Get Chance of £5,000 Sport NI Funding

Hundreds of schoolchildren throughout Northern Ireland are set to benefit from a funding boost with Sport NI now encouraging schools and nurseries to apply to their successful Crowdfunder project. Sport NI’s Project Re-Boot: Activate launched last year to help sporting organisations engage and re-engage people in sport after the devastating impact of COVID. The scheme…Continue reading this article →

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

At Sport NI we express our sincere condolences to the Royal Family on the passing of Her Majesty The Queen. We extend our heartfelt sympathies to them and all those that mourn her loss, at this sad and difficult time. Sports may wish to express their sympathies via marks of respect in different ways, and may…Continue reading this article →