Sportadown – Aiming for a More Active Generation

Young people will be at the focus of a major sport and community initiative to be held in Portadown on 22 June. Aptly named, Sportadown, the event brings together sport groups, youth clubs and a range of agencies that will deliver an inclusive experience which is both cross community in essence and multi-faceted in terms…Continue reading this article →

Glasgow 2014 Coach Launch a Success

With just over 400 days to go until the XX Commonwealth Games, the Northern Ireland Commonwealth Games Council (NICGC) has kick started the campaign to Glasgow 2014 with the announcement of the coaching team that will lead the charge into the games next year. The press conference was held at the Lagan Valley LeisurePlex in…Continue reading this article →

Sport Northern Ireland Appoints New Chief Executive

Sport Northern Ireland today confirmed the appointment of a new Chief Executive, Ms Antoinette McKeown, who will take up her new post in the near future. Antoinette is currently Chief Executive of the Consumer Council where she has led many high profile consumer rights campaigns. She has previously held posts as Chief Executive of PlayBoard,…Continue reading this article →

Healthy Mind Means Healthy Lives

Sports Minister, Carál Ní Chuilín, has released an online video aimed at helping to raise awareness of mental health and well being in sport. Supporting the Public Health Agency and directing viewers to the video is part of a pilot campaign involving 25 sports clubs across the north. Meeting with representatives of governing bodies…Continue reading this article →

Safe Fun in the Sun on School Sports Day

Grange Park Primary School provided a backdrop for the Public Health Agency (PHA) and Cancer Focus Northern Ireland to remind parents to ensure that their children are protected from the sun on school sports day. Primary 5 pupils, assisted by Sport Northern Ireland’s Activ8 Wildcats Mascots ‘Twist and Bounce’ took part in a workshop on…Continue reading this article →

Clubmark NI Celebrates 100th Accredited Club

Clubmark NI, the development and accreditation scheme for junior sports clubs in Northern Ireland, is celebrating a major milestone after Lisburn Taekwondo Club became the 100th club to achieve the prestigious quality standard. The 100 clubs, which range from rugby to wrestling and fencing to football, have all achieved minimum operating standards in the areas…Continue reading this article →

Celebrating Sporting Success and Inspiring the Sports Stars of Tomorrow

Sports Minister, Carál Ní Chuilín, has celebrated the remarkable sporting success of 2012 with a public event in Derry. The Minister was joined by local sports people including Rory Best, Paul McCloskey, Alfie Wylie, Sycerika McMahon, and Sally Brown, as well as members of the public and London Olympic and Paralympic games makers and torch…Continue reading this article →

Sports Minister Praises Work of Young Ambassadors

International athletes joined young people from schools across the North at the Grand Opera House at a conference for Young Ambassadors. The initiative used the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games to inspire more young people to take part in sport. It is continuing in 2013 with the World Police and Fire Games. The Minister…Continue reading this article →

Sport Bridging the Divide – 3G Football Pitch Inside Belfast’s Peace Gates

“Sport has the potential to unite us” was the message delivered by Pastor Jack McKee at the official launch of the indoor 3G pitch at Belfast’s peace wall. The Sport Northern Ireland funded 3G pitch provides another outlet for City Life Centre to address the common bonds of all communities in our still divided society.…Continue reading this article →

Can You Beat the 60×60 Challenge?

Sport Northern Ireland’s Activ8 programme has teamed up with the World Police and Fire Games to introduce an exciting challenge which encourages school communities to be active every day for at least 60 minutes for 60 days. The 60×60 Challenge, which aims to change lifestyle habits for a lifetime, begins on Monday 22 April and…Continue reading this article →