Active Communities Scoops National Coaching Award

Active Communities, a Sport Northern Ireland Lottery Funded initiative, has won the UK Coaching Award’s prestigious UK Coaching Intervention of the Year award. HRH Princess Royal presented the accolade at a ceremony in the Lancaster Hotel, London, on Tuesday (20 November). Active Communities aims to increase participation in sport and physical recreation in communities throughout…Continue reading this article →

Jenna McCorkell Wins Second Top International Figure Skating Competition

Jenna won her second Senior ISU International competition at Gratz Austria. This was Jenna’s second competition on the international circuit in 2012, winning by over a massive 11 points margin. Jenna competed and won in her first competition last month in Bratislava. Jenna is currently training in Dundee with UK Director of coaching Simon Briggs…Continue reading this article →

Martyn Irvine Wins Two Silver Medals at Track World Cup

Cyclist Martyn Irvine has won two silver medals at the Track World Cup in Glasgow. The cyclist, who also competed in the Men’s omnium at the 2012 Olympics in London, claimed his two podium positions in the scratch race and individual pursuit events. Martyn’s second place finish in the scratch race came after a strong…Continue reading this article →

2012 Sports Awards Pack a Punch

Boxing champion Brian Magee is aiming for a knockout ceremony after he helped launch the prestigious 2012 Belfast Telegraph Sports Awards, sponsored by Linwoods and supported by Sport Northern Ireland. Following an unbelievable year of sport, the awards categories honour Northern Ireland’s top sporting achievers in both the professional and amateur arena and the gala…Continue reading this article →

Wildcats Going for Gold

Double gold medallist Michael McKillop and Sport Northern Ireland’s Activ8 Wildcats are looking for new members to join their club! The Paralympic star and Activ8 Wildcats ‘Twist’ and ‘Bounce’ visited St Therese of Lisieux Primary School, Belfast, on a mission to show pupils how much fun they can at their afterschool club. Michael McKillop comments:…Continue reading this article →

Funding Opportunities with the Rural Challenge Programme

Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Michelle O’Neill is calling on community and voluntary groups in rural areas to take advantage of the funding opportunities available through the Rural Challenge Programme 2012. The Rural Challenge Programme assists community and voluntary groups in the development of projects to address poverty and isolation in rural areas and provides…Continue reading this article →

Medal Success on the World Stage

Sport Matters: The Northern Ireland Strategy for Sport and Physical Recreation 2009-19 aspires to have 100 athletes from Northern Ireland attaining medal success at the highest level in their sport. This particular target has been set to challenge athletes, coaches, governing bodies of sport and others within the athlete development system to ‘step up’ and…Continue reading this article →

Minister Calls on Sport to Promote Mental Well-Being and Prevent Suicide

On World Mental Health Day, the Sports Minister has called on sports organisations to play their part in promoting positive mental health and to help combat suicide. Carál Ní Chuilín was speaking following a meeting with Sport Northern Ireland and many of the leading sports organisations. Most of the discussion focused on the development of…Continue reading this article →

Discussion about BBC Online

Do you use the BBC’s Online service - bbc.co.uk? The Audience Council invites your views on bbc.co.uk at an informal discussion event being held at the BBC on Monday 15 October from 6.00pm to 7.30pm at Blackstaff House, Belfast. A light supper will be served. The Council would like to know what you value most about…Continue reading this article →

Ireland Squad Announced Ahead of England Game

The Ireland rugby league team has announced the squad for its upcoming two test series which culminates in a mouth-watering clash with the England Knights in Belfast this month. Coach Mark Aston’s squad sees a healthy mix of players from Ireland’s domestic rugby league competition as well as a number of players from England’s Super…Continue reading this article →