NI Sports Community Urged to ‘Know the Score’ as New Concussion Website is Launched

Local sporting heroes have come together today (Wednesday 19th September) to launch a new online concussion resource for Northern Ireland. The website is aimed at guiding users through the recognition and management of concussion, through to the gradual and safe return to work, study and sport. It was launched at the Titanic Building Belfast…Continue reading this article →

MacSorley wants more Gold

James MacSorley arrived to hero’s homecoming at the George Best Belfast City Airport after becoming the first athlete from Northern Ireland to win a gold medal at the World Wheelchair Basketball Champions. The Belfast man was part of the Great Britain team that won the tournament for the very first time as the beat the…Continue reading this article →

Tyrone All-Ireland winner Conor Gormley Backs Defibrillators for Sport

Three-time All-Ireland winner Conor Gormley was on-hand to present Omagh sports clubs with free defibrillators, months after one was used to save his father’s life during a match in Co. Tyrone. All-Star Conor was accompanied by his father Sean, who was successfully resuscitated after collapsing in May while his son was playing for Carrickmore in…Continue reading this article →

UK Sport visit Belfast

On Monday 13th August the Chair of UK Sport, Dame Katherine Grainger, was in Northern Ireland to meet representatives from Sport NI.  The multiple Olympic medallist was leading a delegation from UK Sport as part of a public consultation around the future of investment in performance sport, across the United Kingdom.  A number of sports…Continue reading this article →

Tennis For Free launching across NI!

Sport NI have teamed up with Ulster Tennis and the UK charity Tennis For Free to offer each of the district councils across Northern Ireland the opportunity to get involved with an initiative aiming to make tennis accessible for everyone. The emphasis is on creating an inclusive, exciting atmosphere which will enhance community engagement in…Continue reading this article →

£155,000 investment delivers Pool Pod Project through Active Living: No Limits

A unique swimming pool lift which replaces pool hoists has been rolled out in a number of leisure centres across Northern Ireland. Pool Pods are a platform lift that were developed for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.  With investment from the Department for Communities these pool pods are transforming pool access for those…Continue reading this article →

The Get Wet Project is Selected As A Success Story

Congratulations to the Get WET project partners as their project has been selected as a success story by a panel of experts from the Directorate – General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture of the European Commission. “Success stories are finalised projects that have distinguished themselves by their impact, contribution to policy-making, innovative results and/or…Continue reading this article →

84,864 people get #BetterFitter with EBA2020!

Year 2 of Every Body Active 2020 saw a total of 84,864 participants take part in physical activity as part of the programme throughout Northern Ireland during 2017/18. Of these participants 51,128 (60.2%) were women and girls, which not only met the target of 57%, but saw a significant increase on the figure of 20,866…Continue reading this article →

Every Body Active 2020…we want to hear from you!

Year 3 of our Every Body Active 2020 programme is now well underway and we hope everyone is enjoying getting #BetterFitter through programmes in your local area. A key part of Every Body Active 2020 is hearing the views of our participants in order to shape and improve the programme for future years. So if…Continue reading this article →

New Website Launches Helping Northern Ireland Get Out More & Get Active

A new website dedicated to providing people all over Northern Ireland with detailed information and interactive mapping on the country’s outdoor trails, community walking paths and outdoor venues has been launched. Cool FM presenter and keen outdoor enthusiast Paulo Ross attended the launch and believes the website will be an incredible resource for anyone interested…Continue reading this article →