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 →

International Sports Events Programme Launched

Sport Northern Ireland’s commitment to develop improved performance pathways for local athletes, players and sport received a major boost today with the announcement of an investment of £250,000 through a new International Sports Events Programme (ISEP). The programme, which is open to recognised Governing Bodies, District Councils and umbrella organisations, currently funded through Sport Northern…Continue reading this article →

Cancer Focus on Marathon Target

Leading local charity, Cancer Focus Northern Ireland, is on target to reach a mammoth £200,000 in sponsorship raised by those who took part in the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon last month. Almost 3,000 people from all over Northern Ireland took part in the full marathon, relay race, fun run or walk for the official…Continue reading this article →