August 1st Marks National Playday 2012

August 1st marks National Playday 2012. On Playday thousands of children and their families get out to play at hundreds of community events across the UK. As well as a celebration of children’s right to play, Playday is a campaign that highlights the importance of play in children’s lives. As Playday fast approaches, PlayBoard NI…Continue reading this article →

Boxing Clever in Belfast

Boxing enthusiasts got another sneak preview of Olympic talent at Queen’s University PEC where Olympic boxers from Australia and Ecuador joined Canada and Argentina in a pre-Games training camp. 17 countries have chosen Northern Ireland as their base for final preparations for London 2012, a success Sport Northern Ireland’s Dr Shaun Ogle is delighted with…Continue reading this article →

Olympic Athletes to Compete at Brian Downing Memorial Meet

An exciting new meet on the athletics calendar is shaping up to be a top class event with some of GB and Ireland’s athletes confirmed. The Brian Downing Memorial International takes place on Wednesday 18th July (7pm) in the Antrim Stadium, organised by Athletics NI and Lagan Valley AC in conjunction with DCAL and Sport…Continue reading this article →

Olympic Middle Distance Athletes Arrive For Antrim Training Camp

A group of eight athletes and coaches arrived last night to the George Best Belfast City airport for a three week Pre-Olympic Games Training Camp. Athletes from Qatar, Oman, Djbouti and Egypt arrived from Stockholm via Heathrow and were greeted by the Mayor of Antrim, Councillor Roy Thompson and Sport NI’s Performance Consultant Marc Scott…Continue reading this article →

Sports Minister Welcomes Chinese Men’s Gymnastics Team

The Chinese Men’s Gymnastics Team have arrived to take part in a pre-games training camp at Salto National Gymnastics Centre in Lisburn. The team were welcomed at George Best Belfast City Airport by the Sports Minister, Carál NÍ Chuilín. The Minister said: “It is a huge privilege to welcome the Chinese Men’s Gymnastics Team –…Continue reading this article →

Join In at Your Local Sports Club

18th/ 19th August 2012, the first weekend after the Olympics and before the Paralympics, will be the weekend to turn up, take part, join in and support your local sports clubs. Local clubs can join in by registering on www.joininuk.org Seb Coe: “Millions will be inspired by what they witness over the summer and I hope this…Continue reading this article →

Sports Minister Welcomes International Boxers for Training Camp

The Sports Minister has welcomed international Olympic boxing teams who are in Belfast this week for their pre-games training camp. Boxing teams from Cuba, Puerto Rico and Canada have arrived at the training camp at Queen’s University. Boxers from Argentina will arrive later this week and the men and women’s boxing team from Australia will…Continue reading this article →

Five More Countries to Train in the North Before the 2012 Games

The Sports Minister has announced that five more countries are to train here in preparation for the 2012 Games. Three boxing teams from Columbia, Canada and Puerto Rico and two athletics teams from Algeria and Djibouti are to train here over the next couple of weeks. Carál Ní Chuilín said: “This is terrific news and a…Continue reading this article →

David Lloyd Belfast Achieves Prestigious Ulster Tennis Clubmark status

David Lloyd Belfast has been awarded prestigious accreditation recognising the high standard of its junior tennis programme and coaching. The club achieved Ulster Tennis Clubmark status, confirming that it meets the operating standards expected of a quality junior tennis club by the sport’s governing body in the region, part of Tennis Ireland. David Lloyd Belfast…Continue reading this article →

Active Belfast Grants

Working through the Belfast Strategic Partnership, Active Belfast has launched a new grant scheme, which aims to support more people to be active in the key areas of workplace, play and travel. In total there will be £50,000 of support available to each of the 3 key areas listed above, with £25,000 towards a large…Continue reading this article →