2012 UK Coaching Awards

Nominations are now open for the UK Coaching Awards 2012 that take place at The Lancaster Hotel in London on the evening of Tuesday 20 November 2012. The UK Coaching Awards provide the opportunity to recognise the achievements of coaches and coaching organisations and thank them for their hard work and dedication. There are two…Continue reading this article →

The Next Olympic Champions

As the eyes of the world turned to London for the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games, 400 young sports stars of the future experienced 18 different sports at the Belfast City Council ‘Try It Community Sports Day’ in Ormeau Park. In addition to mainstream sports, children got to experience indoor rowing and the…Continue reading this article →

South African Olympic Badminton Players Visit DCAL

As Olympic excitement builds in London, the pre-games preparations continue this week in Northern Ireland. The Olympic Badminton Team of South Africa today took time out from their pre-Games training camp at Lisburn Racquets for an official welcome reception at DCAL Offices in Belfast. The four Olympians are the Men’s Doubles, Dorian James and Willem…Continue reading this article →

South African Smash Hit

Northern Ireland today welcomed the South African Olympic badminton players as they arrived at George Best Belfast City Airport and travelled the short distance to Lisburn Racquets Club which will be their home for the next five days before they take their place in the Olympic Park in London. Representatives from DCAL, Sport Northern Ireland,…Continue reading this article →

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 →