Official Opening of New-Look Maghaberry Community Centre

Maghaberry Community Centre’s £750,000 new-look Community Centre and adjoining Sports Hall with brand-new changing facilities has officially opened as part of a long-term Village Renewal Plan, initiated and managed by Lisburn City Council. Funding for the project was provided from Sport Northern Ireland, who contributed £245,000 and the Lagan Rural Partnership, administered by Lisburn City…Continue reading this article →

Activ8 60 x 60 Challenge – Go Outdoors Winners!

The Activ8 60×60 Challenge – Go Outdoors has come to an end and Sport Northern Ireland is delighted to announce the winners: Congratulations to Tandragee Primary School, who won the top prize of an Outdoor Playmaker Award for the school and to the runners up St Ronan’s Primary School, Newry and Gaelscoil na mBeann, Kilkeel…Continue reading this article →

Anti-Bullying Week 17-23 November

Anti-Bullying Week (17-23 November)… The theme is “Together We Will Make a Difference – END BULLYING NOW!” Sport Northern Ireland is working with the Northern Ireland Anti-Bullying Forum (NIABF) and the NSPCC’s Child Protection in Sport Unit to encourage everyone, young and old, to think about the role they can play in ending bullying in our…Continue reading this article →

Northern Ireland Success at Prestigious UK Coaching Awards

An IFA and Ulster GAA sports programme has been crowned UK Coaching Intervention of the Year at the prestigious UK Coaching Awards in Glasgow. The Curriculum Sports Programme was nominated for the awards by Sport Northern Ireland after it was named Coaching Project of the Year at the Sport Northern Ireland Coaching Awards in September.…Continue reading this article →

Register for the NI Clean Sport Forum 2014

The first Northern Ireland Clean Sport Forum, which will be held on Monday 24 and Tuesday 25 November, will focus on the 2015 World Anti-Doping Code. The Forum will be held in partnership with UK Anti-Doping and will cover changes to the Code, and the potential impact on your sport, athletes, athlete support personnel and…Continue reading this article →

Does Your Organisation Need to Register as a Charity?

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland is the independent regulator of charities in Northern Ireland, responsible for ensuring a dynamic and well governed charities sector, in which the public can have confidence. A new chapter in the history of charities has begun with the Charity Commission having now commenced compulsory registration. This is different from…Continue reading this article →

Sport Northern Ireland Launches its Mental Health and Wellbeing Programme

Sport Northern Ireland has launched a Mental Health and Wellbeing pilot programme, operating until April 2015, which will target all aspects of positive mental health through sport from Grassroots to Developmental and High Performance level. The new programme will help Sporting Clubs and Governing Bodies build a Mental Health support structure and education programme. Building on…Continue reading this article →

Top Coaches Recognised by Sport Northern Ireland

Sport Northern Ireland has announced the winners of the prestigious 2014 Coaching Awards. The awards highlight the huge importance of coaches and the role they play in encouraging participation, development and excellence in sport. The dedication of coaches and coaching projects was acknowledged by nominations from colleagues, parents and participants, from grassroots level right through…Continue reading this article →

GAA and Rugby Come Together to Tackle Motor Neurone Disease

An historic GAA match will take place at the home of Ulster Rugby on November 15, aimed at raising awareness of Motor Neurone Disease (MND). Ulster GAA and Ulster Rugby have combined efforts in honour of former Antrim senior football captain Anto Finnegan, who was diagnosed with MND in 2012. #GameForAnto will see 2013 All-Ireland…Continue reading this article →

Meet the Champions

Over 300 young male and female boxers from boxing clubs across Northern Ireland assembled at Belfast’s Ulster Hall on Saturday 25 October to take part in an intensive coaching and workshop programme under the expert tutelage of world champion Carl Frampton, former world champion Barry McGuigan and leading coaches from the Cyclone Promotions team. The…Continue reading this article →