£330k Investment Announced to Help Women & Girls Get ‘Active, Fit & Sporty’

Sport Northern Ireland and the Department for Communities have marked Women’s Sport Week 2017 by announcing investment of nearly £330,000 over the next year into creating opportunities for women and girls to get active and develop leadership skills through sport and physical activity. The ‘Active Fit and Sporty’ project, which originally launched in 2016, has…Continue reading this article →

Women’s Rugby World Cup – Design a Kit

To celebrate the launch of the Women’s Rugby World Cup Ireland 2017,  Sport Northern Ireland in partnership with Ulster Rugby are holding a competition for Northern Ireland primary school pupils to show off their kit design skills. Please find attached a copy a template for pupils to design and colour. WRWC Design A Kit The top…Continue reading this article →

Princess Royal among Attendees as Northern Ireland hosts 2017 UK Coaching Summit

HRH The Princess Royal was among those in attendance at the 2017 UK Coaching Summit, which is taking place at the Slieve Donard Resort, Newcastle, today (Tuesday 6th June) and tomorrow. The annual Summit, organised by UK Coaching with the support of Sport Northern Ireland, brings together delegates from across the UK involved in promoting…Continue reading this article →

Belfast’s getting Every Body Active

This week marked the official launch of a new sports engagement programme designed to tackle physical inactivity, ‘Sport NI Every Body Active 2020 Belfast’, at Belfast City Hall. Representatives from a number of sports organisations, schools and community groups joined Deputy Lord Mayor Councillor Mary Ellen Campbell, Sport NI Acting Director of Participation John News and…Continue reading this article →

Phoenix ABC Celebrates Opening of New Boxing Hall

St Peter’s GAA Club and Phoenix Amateur Boxing Club celebrated the completion of their new purpose built boxing facility at an official opening ceremony this evening (Tuesday 23 May 2017). Representatives from the two clubs were joined by colleagues from the boxing and GAA communities, including officials from the GAA Armagh County Board and Armagh,…Continue reading this article →


Wednesday 4 May 2017 is a day that will go down in local history as ‘Connected’: A Community Plan for Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough was launched in front of an eager audience of community representatives, statutory partners, elected members and council officials in a packed Mayes Hall in Craigavon Civic and Conference Centre.…Continue reading this article →

Mid Ulster Community Plan Launched

On 2nd May 2017 more than 70 people from across the public, community and voluntary sector attended the launch of the first Mid Ulster Community Plan. The 10 year plan, which for the first time formally brings together over 40 different organisations to work collectively to improve the lives of local people, sets out a…Continue reading this article →

Launch of Community Plan – ‘Fermanagh and Omagh 2030’and Pilot Fire Fitness 50+ Programme

A significant milestone in the life of the new Fermanagh and Omagh district was reached today with the launch of the first Community Plan for the district ‘Fermanagh and Omagh 2030’. The Community Plan sets out a long-term, shared Vision and eight shared outcomes aimed at delivering improved public services and a better quality of…Continue reading this article →

Sport Northern Ireland Publishes New Research on Mental Health and Wellbeing in Sport

Sport Northern Ireland has published new research, undertaken in partnership with Ulster University, which further supports the role that sport can play in the promotion of mental health and wellbeing amongst local communities and athletes. Researchers from Ulster University and Sport Northern Ireland worked together on the “Mental Health and Wellbeing Interventions in Sport: A…Continue reading this article →

Coaches Gain Olympic Insight at Sport NI Impact Conference

Local sports coaches and personnel have been learning some of the secrets behind Olympic gold medal success at a Sport Northern Ireland Coaching Impact conference in Belfast this week The conference, held at the W5 Centre, saw attendees hear from Danny Kenny, the coach who led Team GB’s Women’s Hockey team to gold medal success…Continue reading this article →