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 →

Sports Minister Praises Work of Young Ambassadors

International athletes joined young people from schools across the North at the Grand Opera House at a conference for Young Ambassadors. The initiative used the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games to inspire more young people to take part in sport. It is continuing in 2013 with the World Police and Fire Games. The Minister…Continue reading this article →

Sport Bridging the Divide – 3G Football Pitch Inside Belfast’s Peace Gates

“Sport has the potential to unite us” was the message delivered by Pastor Jack McKee at the official launch of the indoor 3G pitch at Belfast’s peace wall. The Sport Northern Ireland funded 3G pitch provides another outlet for City Life Centre to address the common bonds of all communities in our still divided society.…Continue reading this article →

Can You Beat the 60×60 Challenge?

Sport Northern Ireland’s Activ8 programme has teamed up with the World Police and Fire Games to introduce an exciting challenge which encourages school communities to be active every day for at least 60 minutes for 60 days. The 60×60 Challenge, which aims to change lifestyle habits for a lifetime, begins on Monday 22 April and…Continue reading this article →

An Invitation to Celebrate Sporting Success

Sports Minister, Carál Ní Chuilín, is inviting everyone to come to Derry to celebrate the remarkable sporting success of 2012. As the Minister explained; “Last year was a remarkable year for sport. I want everyone to come together to celebrate all of our sporting achievements. The event in Derry will bring together sports people as…Continue reading this article →

Latest Research Shows Northern Ireland is Top Performer in Sports Policy

The (Sport Policy Factors Leading to International Sporting Success) SPLISS Northern Ireland Benchmarking Report (2013), prepared by Sports Industry Research Centre at Sheffield Hallam University as part of the overall SPLISS research project, presents information on the nature of sports delivery structures across the UK, Europe and beyond, and considers the current delivery structures in…Continue reading this article →

Sporting Organisations Tackle Inequality

Seven sporting organisations that are committed to tackling inequality have received awards from Sport Northern Ireland. Outdoor Recreation Northern Ireland, Cricket Ireland, Northern Ireland Sports Forum, Irish Rugby Football Union (Ulster Branch), Irish Football Association, Ulster Hockey Union, and Disability Sports Northern Ireland have all achieved foundation level in The Equality Standard: A Framework for…Continue reading this article →

Eight new parkrun venues launched across Northern Ireland

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