Timebank Small Grants Programme Now Open to Sports Clubs

Volunteer Now has joined up with Sport Northern Ireland and the Northern Ireland Sports Forum to launch the 2014/15 Small Grants Programme, funded by Atlantic Philanthropies, to support organisations including sports clubs and groups across Northern Ireland to develop Timebanks in their area. Timebanks are a way for people to come together to help others…Continue reading this article →

Paralympic Hero Opens London 2012 Inspired Playground at NI Primary School

Paralympic double Gold medallist Michael McKillop has opened a new playground at Holy Family PS in Omagh, which contains part of the London 2012 Olympic Park. Colourful matting laid by Lagan Construction Group when it built the £18 million Central Park Bridge close to the Olympic Stadium was re-laid in the school after it won…Continue reading this article →

North West Sports Fans Urged to Vote for Coaching Heroes!

Have you ever had a coach who helped or supported you in your local community or sports club? Now there is a way to say thanks as nominations have opened for the inaugural North West Coaching Awards. The North West Coaching Awards are open to individual coaches based in the North West region that have…Continue reading this article →

Antrim IAAF International Cross Country 2014

The annual Antrim IAAF International Cross Country event will take place on the slightly earlier than usual date of Saturday 4th January 2014. Once again the event will encompass the NI & Ulster Senior Cross Country Championships. This great all-round event is a key fixture in both the British Athletics Cross Challenge Series and the…Continue reading this article →

Female Football Leaders Achieve Their Goals

The Irish FA celebrated the graduation of seven inspirational local women who completed a Female Football Leaders Programme on Saturday, 26th October 2013. The event, held at the Long Gallery in Parliament Buildings, Stormont, included an address from keynote speaker Karen Espelund, the Chair of the UEFA Women’s Football Committee and a member of the…Continue reading this article →

Netball NI to Host Senior International Festival of Netball!

Netball NI has announced details of a Senior International Festival of Netball, which will take place between 31 October and 3 November at Antrim Forum (Tickets are available from the Netball Office Tel: 028 9266 8412 and booking forms are on the website www.netballni.org). With support from Sport Northern Ireland and Antrim Borough Council, three…Continue reading this article →

Lisburn to Host Northern European Gymnastics Championships

The International Northern European Gymnastics Championships will be held at the Lagan Valley LeisurePlex in Lisburn on 23 and 24 November, with competitors flying into Northern Ireland from the UK, Finland and Norway. Lisburn City Council and Sport Northern Ireland joined with Mr Tony Byrne from Salto Gymnastics Club in Lisburn to launch the competition;…Continue reading this article →

Inspiring a New Generation of Sporting Heroes

“You could be our next sporting hero!” This was the message from Sport Northern Ireland Chief Executive Antoinette McKeown as she joined Paralympic Gold medallist Jason Smyth at the launch of Sport Northern Ireland’s Sporting Ambassador Programme. On a visit to his former primary school, Eglinton PS in L’Derry, Jason was enrolled as the first…Continue reading this article →

Sports Fans Urged to Vote for their 2013 Heroes

Sports fans, clubs, schools, governing and sports bodies are being urged to nominate their top sporting stars for 2013 with the launch of the Belfast Telegraph Sports Awards. Linwoods, title sponsor of the awards programme honours Northern Ireland’s top sporting achievers in both the amateur and professional arenas and the gala ceremony which attracts some…Continue reading this article →

Sport Northern Ireland Champions the Development of Children’s Coaches

More than 200 coaches from across NI have taken part in Sport Northern Ireland’s Children’s Coaching week. An extensive programme of high quality coach development opportunities was organised and delivered by Sport Northern Ireland. Sessions were attended by coaches from a broad spectrum of sports (including multi-skills, athletics, football, Gaelic games, Rugby and others), clubs…Continue reading this article →