Funding Boost for After-School Sport

School sport across the Province is set to receive a welcome boost following the launch of a £250,000 small grants programme by Sport Northern Ireland. Aiming to increase participation in sport and help develop club links, the Active Schools programme, is open to primary and post primary schools registered with the Northern Ireland Department of…Continue reading this article →

International Sports Events Programme Launched

Sport Northern Ireland’s commitment to develop improved performance pathways for local athletes, players and sport received a major boost today with the announcement of an investment of £250,000 through a new International Sports Events Programme (ISEP). The programme, which is open to recognised Governing Bodies, District Councils and umbrella organisations, currently funded through Sport Northern…Continue reading this article →

Cancer Focus on Marathon Target

Leading local charity, Cancer Focus Northern Ireland, is on target to reach a mammoth £200,000 in sponsorship raised by those who took part in the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon last month. Almost 3,000 people from all over Northern Ireland took part in the full marathon, relay race, fun run or walk for the official…Continue reading this article →

Sportadown – Aiming for a More Active Generation

Young people will be at the focus of a major sport and community initiative to be held in Portadown on 22 June. Aptly named, Sportadown, the event brings together sport groups, youth clubs and a range of agencies that will deliver an inclusive experience which is both cross community in essence and multi-faceted in terms…Continue reading this article →

Glasgow 2014 Coach Launch a Success

With just over 400 days to go until the XX Commonwealth Games, the Northern Ireland Commonwealth Games Council (NICGC) has kick started the campaign to Glasgow 2014 with the announcement of the coaching team that will lead the charge into the games next year. The press conference was held at the Lagan Valley LeisurePlex in…Continue reading this article →

Sport Northern Ireland Appoints New Chief Executive

Sport Northern Ireland today confirmed the appointment of a new Chief Executive, Ms Antoinette McKeown, who will take up her new post in the near future. Antoinette is currently Chief Executive of the Consumer Council where she has led many high profile consumer rights campaigns. She has previously held posts as Chief Executive of PlayBoard,…Continue reading this article →

Healthy Mind Means Healthy Lives

Sports Minister, Carál Ní Chuilín, has released an online video aimed at helping to raise awareness of mental health and well being in sport. Supporting the Public Health Agency and directing viewers to www.mindingyourhead.info the video is part of a pilot campaign involving 25 sports clubs across the north. Meeting with representatives of governing bodies…Continue reading this article →

Safe Fun in the Sun on School Sports Day

Grange Park Primary School provided a backdrop for the Public Health Agency (PHA) and Cancer Focus Northern Ireland to remind parents to ensure that their children are protected from the sun on school sports day. Primary 5 pupils, assisted by Sport Northern Ireland’s Activ8 Wildcats Mascots ‘Twist and Bounce’ took part in a workshop on…Continue reading this article →

Clubmark NI Celebrates 100th Accredited Club

Clubmark NI, the development and accreditation scheme for junior sports clubs in Northern Ireland, is celebrating a major milestone after Lisburn Taekwondo Club became the 100th club to achieve the prestigious quality standard. The 100 clubs, which range from rugby to wrestling and fencing to football, have all achieved minimum operating standards in the areas…Continue reading this article →

Celebrating Sporting Success and Inspiring the Sports Stars of Tomorrow

Sports Minister, Carál Ní Chuilín, has celebrated the remarkable sporting success of 2012 with a public event in Derry. The Minister was joined by local sports people including Rory Best, Paul McCloskey, Alfie Wylie, Sycerika McMahon, and Sally Brown, as well as members of the public and London Olympic and Paralympic games makers and torch…Continue reading this article →