Bright Future for Shankill Sport

The community in the Shankill area of Belfast is getting more active, thanks to investments worth £770,000 which have seen the completion of one sports complex in the Hammer area and the creation of another underway at nearby Springmartin. Both will contribute greatly to the health and well-being of their local area and provide a…Continue reading this article →

Summer Success for Sport in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland athletes have achieved major success after what turned out to be another very impressive summer for sport. Swimming Bethany Firth clinched a hat-trick of Silver medals at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Swimming World Championship in Montreal. She set a personal best of 1:18.47 in the 100m Breaststroke as well as winning Silver in…Continue reading this article →

Success for NI Swimmers at Montreal 2013

A hat-trick of Silver medals for Bethany Firth! Bethany Firth set a personal best of 1:18.47 in the 100M Breaststroke at the IPC Swimming World Championship in Montreal at the weekend. Bethany had already won Silver in both the 100m Backstroke and the 200m Freestyle S14 events at the IPC World Championships. More here on the…Continue reading this article →

Double Gold for McKillop and Smyth

Michael McKillop and Jason Smyth achieve the ‘double double’ at IPC Athletics World Championships in Lyon winning two golds each. Michael eased to victory in the T38 1500m final in a championship record of 4:10.17 seconds, just three days after he took the 1500m gold in a world record time of 3:59.54. Jason matched his…Continue reading this article →

Michael McKillop Revels in Olympic Stadium Return

Michael McKillop produced another trademark front-running performance to claim victory in the T36/37 800m at the Anniversary Games in London’s Olympic Stadium. Michael became the first male athlete to break a world record at the stadium before going on to scoop two gold medals at the Paralympics. In the past week, he has been in…Continue reading this article →

Liam Glynn Crowned Topper World Champion 2013

Royal Yachting Association Northern Ireland (RYANI) Junior Squad Sailor, Liam Glynn from Ballyholme Yacht Club, was crowned Topper World Champion following four days of racing at Loctudy Yacht Club. Liam sailed an impressive series in the light to medium airs and carried a significant 13 point lead into the final (5th day). After a few…Continue reading this article →

Selection Policy Workshop

The Northern Ireland Sports Forum will be hosting representatives from Sports Resolutions UK who will be delivering a workshop on Selection on Tuesday 30 July, 2.00pm, at the House of Sport. Sports Resolutions UK were the appointed mediators/arbitrators for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. In total they handled 19 selection appeals in the build-up…Continue reading this article →

Jake King Crowned World Champion

As many of us take to the beach this summer, we now have another local hero to emulate, as 18 year old Jake King from Derry has been crowned Surf Kayak World Champion. Travelling to Queensland, Australia for the World Championships Derry native Jake was competing for the first time as a Senior. Living in…Continue reading this article →

60×60 Winning Schools

As school breaks for summer, the Sport Northern Ireland Activ8 team announce the three primary schools who conquered the Activ8 60×60 Challenge. Sport Northern Ireland’s award winning Activ8 programme teamed up with the 2013 World Police and Fire Games to roll-out an exciting on line challenge in the lead up to the Games which take…Continue reading this article →

Funding Boost for After-School Sport

School sport across the Province is set to receive a welcome boost following the launch of a £250,000 small grants programme by Sport Northern Ireland. Aiming to increase participation in sport and help develop club links, the Active Schools programme, is open to primary and post primary schools registered with the Northern Ireland Department of…Continue reading this article →