Spring into Action with Sport NI’s £1.5m Funding Boost

Sport Northern Ireland is calling on sports clubs across Northern Ireland to spring into action and avail of a two-year funding programme totalling £1.5 million. Active Awards For Sport, a lottery-funded small grants programme, is primarily aimed at grassroots community-based sport and seeks to promote equality as well as tackling poverty and social Exclusion. Sports…Continue reading this article →

Club Leaders – Helping Local Clubs

Sport Northern Ireland’s Club Leaders Programme is here to help local clubs with the business side of things. Launched on Thursday 16 January, Club Leaders is the first initiative of its kind in the Northern Ireland and will deliver free training and support to people who run local community sports clubs, covering business and financial…Continue reading this article →

Kelly Gallagher Knows How to Stay Sun Safe While on the Slopes

Northern Ireland Paralympic skier Kelly Gallagher spends a lot on time on the snow, but she is aware that although it may be cold she still needs to protect herself from the sun’s rays. Sunscreen is one holiday essential that often gets left behind when people take a winter holiday. The Public Health Agency (PHA)…Continue reading this article →

Sports Institute Northern Ireland Invites Sporting Chance to Northern Ireland

The Sports Institute Northern Ireland (SINI) invited Sporting Chance over to Northern Ireland to raise awareness of the positive work Sporting Chance do to support professional and amateur sports people. SINI is responsible for delivering high-level support to Northern Ireland’s best athletes and top coaches and has coordinated the visit and arranged for talks between…Continue reading this article →

U21 International Tournament Launched

The U21 Men’s Hockey International 4 Nations tournament was officially launched at Mossley Mill in Newtownabbey Borough Council earlier today. The tournament provides hockey and sporting fans a chance to watch some of the world’s best teams at U21 level including the recent 2013 U21 World Cup winners Germany over a three day period, 11th…Continue reading this article →

Ministers Encourage Schools to Develop Closer Links with their Communities

Building stronger links between schools and the communities they serve can aid social inclusion and have a positive impact on health and educational outcomes. That was the message from Education Minister John O’Dowd and Sports Minister Carál Ní Chuilín as they jointly launched guidance designed to encourage more schools to open up their facilities for…Continue reading this article →

Student Sport Ireland Third Level Research Study Contract Awarded

Student Sport Ireland is pleased to announce that the contract to undertake research to examine participation of third level students on the island of Ireland in sport, physical activity and related matters has been awarded to a joint partnership consisting of experienced researchers from Dublin City University, University of Limerick, University of Ulster and Waterford…Continue reading this article →

Victory For Korir At Antrim IAAF International Cross Country

At this weekend’s Antrim IAAF Cross Country International victory in the Senior Men’s race was claimed by reigning World Cross Country Champion, Japhet Korir of Kenya. Organised by Athletics NI and supported by Antrim Borough Council and Sport NI the event showcased top local and international cross country running much to the delight of spectators.…Continue reading this article →

Timebank Small Grants Programme Now Open to Sports Clubs

Volunteer Now has joined up with Sport Northern Ireland and the Northern Ireland Sports Forum to launch the 2014/15 Small Grants Programme, funded by Atlantic Philanthropies, to support organisations including sports clubs and groups across Northern Ireland to develop Timebanks in their area. Timebanks are a way for people to come together to help others…Continue reading this article →

Paralympic Hero Opens London 2012 Inspired Playground at NI Primary School

Paralympic double Gold medallist Michael McKillop has opened a new playground at Holy Family PS in Omagh, which contains part of the London 2012 Olympic Park. Colourful matting laid by Lagan Construction Group when it built the £18 million Central Park Bridge close to the Olympic Stadium was re-laid in the school after it won…Continue reading this article →