Lisburn Coach Hand-Stands Apart with Sport NI Award Win

A Lisburn-based gymnastics coach has been named Young Coach of the Year at the 2018 Sport Northern Ireland SportMaker Awards. Emma Gorman, a women’s artistic gymnastics coach at City of Lisburn Salto Gymnastics Club, was recognised for her achievement in developing the club’s young gymnasts, as well as her personal commitment to her own coach…Continue reading this article →

Introduction to Anti-Doping ‘Open’ Workshop

AN INVITATION:  Introduction to Anti-Doping ‘Open’ Workshop Always wanted to learn more about Clean Sport, but never had the chance?   In order to protect the Spirit of Sport and raise awareness of Anti-Doping issues, Sport NI is holding an Introduction to Anti-Doping Workshop for all athletes, coaches and athlete support personnel.Date: Wednesday 28 November…Continue reading this article →

Pitch Maintenance Programme Phase 2

Pitch Maintenance Programme Phase 2 Funds for the Pitch Maintenance Programme Phase 2 are made available by the Department for Communities (DfC) to provide eligible organisations with the provision of routine pitch maintenance equipment. The aim of the investment is to empower volunteers/staff with the skills, knowledge and suitable equipment to carry out day to…Continue reading this article →

Belfast Judo Coach Sweeps to Victory at Sport NI Awards

A Belfast-based judo coach working with children with special needs has been named Disability Coach of the Year at the 2018 Sport Northern Ireland SportMaker Awards. Gemma Reynolds, a former Irish judo squad member and multiple All-Ireland champion, is the Head Coach at Inspire NI, Northern Ireland’s first special needs/autism specific judo and multi-sport club.…Continue reading this article →

Annaclone Community Coach Recognised at Sport NI Awards

A CountyDown coach has been honoured for her tireless work to get local women active and involved in sport, after being named Community Coach of the Year at the 2018 Sport NI SportMaker Awards. Kim Godsman has coaching in the area for the past two years. Her work targets women who have struggled to enjoy…Continue reading this article →

Macmillan Cancer Project Honoured at Sport NI Awards

A Macmillan Cancer Support initiative helping hundreds of local people living with cancer through sport has been named Project of the Year Sport Northern Ireland’s 2018 SportMaker Awards. Move More Northern Ireland, working in partnership with physical activity providers, local councils and health and social care trusts all over Northern Ireland, supports people with cancer…Continue reading this article →

Lisburn Taekwondo Coach Lands Prestigious Sport NI Award

Lisburn Taekwondo Club coach Peter Stewart has been announced as the winner of the Children’s Coach of the Year prize at Sport NI’s 2018 SportMaker Awards. Peter is chief instructor at Lisburn Taekwondo Club and was recognised for his continued work to develop the club and engage children from as young as six in the…Continue reading this article →

Investment leads to development of two Powerchair football clubs

Investment through funding made possible by the Active Living: No Limits 2021 has helped Northern Ireland’s two newest power chair football clubs Hot Wheels PFC (Co Tyrone) and Devenish Warriors (Co Fermanagh) to develop. Sport Northern Ireland, through Department for Communities invested over £1m in accessible capital sports equipment during 2016/17 and 2017/18 to support…Continue reading this article →

Belfast Netball Coach Scores Win at Sport NI SportMaker Awards

Belfast Ladies Netball Club Coach Clare Winning has lived up to her name by collecting a prize at the 2018 Sport NI SportMaker Awards. Clare was named Club Performance Coach of the Year in recognition of her achievements with the club’s Firsts, Seconds and Thirds, whom she led to multiple successes in the 2017/18 season.…Continue reading this article →

Double Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist Paddy Barnes becomes Sport NI’s first ambassador for Wellbeing in Sport

Two time Commonwealth Games boxing gold medallist Paddy Barnes has vowed to use his position as Sport Northern Ireland’s first ambassador for Wellbeing in Sport to help those struggling in society with mental health issues. The Belfast fighter also won bronze medals at the Olympic Games in Beijing and London recently lost in his bid…Continue reading this article →