Sporting Organisations Tackle Inequality

Sixteen sporting organisations that are committed to tackling inequality have received awards from Sport Northern Ireland. Seven of the sporting organisations have achieved foundation level and two have achieved preliminary level of The Equality Standard: A Framework for Sport (the Standard). The remaining five organisations invested in a range of initiatives which included equality training,…Continue reading this article →

Marrowbone Millennium Park Builds on Sports Investment

People in North Belfast are celebrating a £680,000 sports investment which has provided a new modern 3G artificial pitch at Marrowbone Millennium Park. It has been jointly funded by Belfast City Council, the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure, Sport NI and the Department for Social Development. Young people, local government ministers, councillors and local…Continue reading this article →

Sport Northern Ireland Turns Brussels Pink to Celebrates Giro d’Italia

Celebrating the arrival of the Giro Big Start 2014 in Northern Ireland in just one month’s time, Sport Northern Ireland was in Brussels to showcase how sport is enhancing communities across Northern Ireland and to welcome our Italian friends in the Giro d’Italia. Sport Northern Ireland also reinforced to key decision makers in Europe, the…Continue reading this article →

Reducing ACL Injury in Sport

The local sports medicine community turned out in force for a seminar on the reduction and management of Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury at the Sports Institute Northern Ireland (SINI) on Wednesday 26 March.   The seminar included contributions from leading experts in the treatment of ACL including Mr Chris Connolly, Orthopaedic Knee Consultant at…Continue reading this article →

Kelly Gallagher to Join the Sporting Celebrations

Winter Paralympic Gold Medallist and local sports star, Kelly Gallagher will be joining sporting ambassadors at the Antrim Forum this Wednesday 26 March at 6pm. The “Celebration of Sport in 2013”, hosted by the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure is this years’ venue to welcome athletes from across the Province and celebrate their sporting…Continue reading this article →

New Research Highlights the Growing Use and Perception of Performance Analysis in Irish Sport

New colloborative research from the Irish Institute of Sport (IIS) , Sports Institute of Northern Ireland (SINI), Coaching Ireland, the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown (ITB),  has highlighted the  growing prevalence and use of performance analysis (PA) in Irish Sport across all levels. The research found that 51% of coaches (level 1 and above) use performance…Continue reading this article →

Kelly Gallagher Homecoming

Kelly Gallagher was greeted by a rapturous reception when she arrived back to Belfast City Airport on Friday evening. The Winter Paralympic Gold Medalist enjoyed a full heroes welcome and was greeted by Dame Mary Peters, Sports Minister Carál Ní Chuilín and Sport Northern Ireland CEO Antoinette McKeown as well as numerous family and friends.…Continue reading this article →

Sport Northern Ireland Announces Giro d’Italia Young Artist winners

After viewing thousands of extremely impressive entries, Sport Northern Ireland has announced the six winners of the prestigious Giro D’Italia ‘Design a Cycle Jersey’ primary school competition. The very worthy winners are: Patrick Boyd (10) of Ballyholme Primary School; Joshua Clark (8) of Camphill Primary School; Jonathan Dawson (7) of Knockloughrim Primary School; Holly McNaughton…Continue reading this article →

Calling All Coaches

CALLING ALL COACHES… * Are you a coach working with athletes that are displaying potential? * Are you keen to develop your practice and learn from industry leading experts? * Then the Sport Northern Ireland Talent Coaching Conference ‘Potential to Podium’ is for you! “Potential to Podium” Monday 24th March 2014 6.30pm – 10.00pm Hilton Hotel, Templepatrick Focusing…Continue reading this article →

DCAL Road-Shows Provide Creative Connections In The North West

The aim of the road-shows is to raise awareness of the value and potential of culture, arts and leisure initiatives to address economic and social disadvantage. Speaking at the Roe Valley Arts and Conference Centre in Limavady, the Minister said: “Culture, arts and leisure are important facets of sustainable economic growth, as well as vital…Continue reading this article →