Uniting Communities Through the Power of Sport

Sport Northern Ireland has announced grants of £662,000 in 27 sports to boost participation and promote good community relations. Sports clubs and community groups are gearing up for an exciting Summer of Sport, after Sport Northern Ireland distributed funding through its Active Awards for Sport programme. The small grants programme, which is National Lottery-funded, aims…Continue reading this article →

Mental Health and Well-being Through Sport

Sport Northern Ireland, the Public Health Agency and the Department of Culture, Arts Leisure are offering sports clubs the opportunity to access important information that will benefit everyone involved in their club and get free equipment. The Mental Health Awareness training sessions are perfect for coaches, committee members, senior players and volunteers with a pastoral…Continue reading this article →

Sport Northern Ireland Bringing Sport and Art Together for Giro Legacy

Sport Northern Ireland was today celebrating another piece of Giro legacy at a primary school in North Belfast. On hand to help Chief Executive Antoinette McKeown at Bunscoil an tSleibhe Dhuibh Primary School, was Sports Minister Carál Ní Chuilín and renowned local artist Deepa Mann-Kler. Twenty-four lucky pupils at Bunscoil were selected through Sport Northern…Continue reading this article →

Commonwealth Games Athletes are Pure Winners

Sport Northern Ireland and UK Anti-doping have teamed up to deliver a strong anti-doping message to Commonwealth Games athletes, coaches and athlete support staff. The education programme is being delivered to a 200-strong squad ahead of the Games in Glasgow this summer to keep sport clean. Over the past year the Sport Northern Ireland Pure…Continue reading this article →

Belfast City Council Junior International Tennis Tournament 2014

Ulster Branch Tennis Ireland (UBTI) has just announced details of the Belfast City Council Junior International Tennis Federation (ITF) tournament hosted by Windsor Lawn Tennis Club, Belfast, from 26th July 2014 to 1st August 2014. With support from Belfast City Council and many local sponsors including House & Stock, Neal Lucas Recruitment, Hastings Hotels, Towergate…Continue reading this article →

Full Northern Ireland Team Confirmed For Glasgow 2014

With little more than six weeks before the action begins, the Northern Ireland Commonwealth Games Council (NICGC) has revealed its largest ever team, with a total of 117 local athletes participating across 14 sports, during 11 days of world class competition at Glasgow 2014. Replicating the incredible haul of ten medals from the 2010 Games…Continue reading this article →

Top Coaches Launch Sport NI’s Coaching Awards

Top coaches have joined forces to launch Sport Northern Ireland’s 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. There are seven categories, allowing the contribution of coaches to be acknowledged and recognised, from grassroots right through to high…Continue reading this article →

SINI Welcomes the Queen’s Baton

The Sports Institute Northern Ireland played host to the Queen’s Baton on Tuesday afternoon, giving aspiring Commonwealth Games athletes and support staff a chance to be part of the excitement as the the Baton tours Northern Ireland. To check out more photos from the event please click HERE Dr Shaun Ogle, Executive Director of SINI had…Continue reading this article →

Meet Our Giro and Activ8 Cycle Squad Volunteers

Sport Northern Ireland’s staff members, Jayne Moore and Gillian Gilliland, are busy and committed volunteers doing double duty as Sprocket Rocket cycling trainers—visiting schools across Northern Ireland—and as volunteer marshalls during the Giro d’Italia Big Start 2014, beginning today (Friday). Pictured with Sport Northern Ireland’s Chief Executive Antoinette McKeown (right), Gillian (left) and Jayne (middle)…Continue reading this article →

Speaker Marks The Arrival of The Giro d’Italia

The Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly, Mr William Hay MLA, today launched an exhibition in Parliament Buildings entitled “The Art of Cycling” by local artist Deepa Mann-Kler. The exhibition celebrates the industrial heritage of Belfast alongside the arrival of the Giro d’Italia and incorporates iconic Belfast landmarks which will be seen along the route…Continue reading this article →