Sport NI sets out plan to ‘level the playing field’

Equality and inclusion at heart of new five-year plan to maximise the power of sport The Power of Sport, Sport NI’s new five-year plan aims to address inequalities within the sports sector and maximise the power of sport to change lives for everyone in society. While participation in sport and physical activity has increased in…Continue reading this article →

The Power of Sport – Our Five-Year Plan

The Power of Sport-Sport NI’s new five-year plan aims to address inequalities within the sports sector and maximise the power of sport to change lives for everyone in society. Developed after extensive engagement with stakeholders in sport, health and wider communities, the Power of Sport focuses on two strategic outcomes: People adopting and sustaining participation…Continue reading this article →

Callaghan Champions Mothers in Sport Ahead of Mothering Sunday

When Marissa Callaghan ties her football boots on Mother’s Day she’ll be lasered focused on the training session at hand. As many other mothers enjoy breakfast in bed this mum will be keeping the celebrations to later as she continues to prepare for the biggest sporting challenge of her career to-date. Such dedication is a…Continue reading this article →

CEO Blog – Levelling the Playing Field

From the often unsung women volunteers, who are the powerhouses of so many of our grassroots clubs, to the world class athletes such as Ciara Mageean and NI women’s football team making history – we’ve had a lot to celebrate this Women in Sport Week. But as the week draws to a close it’s an…Continue reading this article →

Sport NI welcomes research into long-term plan for the Mournes

Finance Minister Conor Murphy visited Tollymore National Outdoor Centre this morning to announce a new research project to develop a long-term plan for the Mournes. George Lucas, Chair of Sport Northern Ireland said, “We were delighted to welcome the Minister to Tollymore National Outdoor Centre and show him our excellent facilities as he announced this…Continue reading this article →

Women In Sport Panel Launched on International Women’s Day

Sporting women at the top of their game are taking part in a new initiative to ensure female voices are heard to bring about positive change in sport. The Women In Sport Panel, launched today [Tuesday, March 8], has been established by Sport NI to champion women in sport. The panel, which includes Paralympic gold…Continue reading this article →

Sport NI – ‘Women’s Rugby report will have lessons for other sports’

Sport NI has welcomed the IRFU’s publication of the independent report into the Irish Women’s XV missing out on qualification to the Women’s Rugby World Cup 2021. Chief Executive Antoinette McKeown said, “It is of fundamental importance that all sportspeople should be valued equally. We welcome the IRFU’s commissioning of the World Cup Qualifier Independent…Continue reading this article →

Return To Sport

Welcome to the Return to Sport webpage, for all the latest updates and relevant information please see below. NI Executive Update 15th February 2022 The removal of COVID restrictions means that there are no legal obligations in relation to participation in sport and physical activity.  The below information is provided as guidance, as it will be appropriate for…Continue reading this article →

IOC Los Angeles 2028 boxing announcement is a ‘body-blow but not a knock-out’

Following the announcement by the International Olympic Committee that Boxing has been omitted from the initial sports list 2028 Olympic games in Los Angeles, Sport Northern Ireland has called for key stakeholders to come together in a united front to fight boxing’s corner. Antoinette McKeown, CEO of Sport NI said,  “Today’s announcement that Boxing has been…Continue reading this article →

Social Media Toolkit

Social Media Toolkit; Bringing you up to speed on social The toolkit has been designed for you to maximise and amplify your social media channels to help bring your sport to life online. Start learning! Double click on the toolkit to view in full screen. Toolkit below ⬇️ The toolkit can also be viewed in…Continue reading this article →