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 →

International Olympic Athletes to Train at Antrim For Brian Dowling Memorial Athletics Meet

Athletics Northern Ireland has announced a new event, the ‘Brian Downing Memorial International’ to be held on Wednesday 18th July as part of the Athletics Olympic Pre-Games Training Camp in Antrim. The international athletics meet will feature some of the athletes from Qatar, Egypt, Kuwait and Sudan who will be training at the Antrim Forum…Continue reading this article →

Activ8 Young Leaders Carry Olympic Torch

Olympic fever is burning bright for five young women in Northern Ireland after they carried the iconic Olympic Torch across the Province. Ahead of the London 2012 Games, a squad of young Olympic Advocates, who are part of Sport Northern Ireland’s Activ8 Young Leaders programme, have now developed a range of leadership skills through sport.…Continue reading this article →

90 Years in The Fast Lane for The Ulster Grand Prix

The World’s Fastest Road Race, the McKinstry Skip Hire Ulster Grand Prix has launched its 90th year, with the help of road racing stars William Dunlop, Bruce Anstey and Conor Cummins. Motorcycling legends Phillip McCallen and Brian Reid also attended the launch, which was held in the Long Gallery in Parliament Buildings, Stormont. Mr Edwin…Continue reading this article →

It’s a Perfect 10 For Olympic Training Camps

Sports Minister, Caral Ní Chuilín today announced that the target set to host TEN international teams in advance of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games has been reached. Speaking at Lisburn Racquets Club where she announced that the South African Badminton team would be training in July, Sports Minister Carál Ní Chuilín said: “I am…Continue reading this article →

Sports Stars Tackle Men’s Reluctance to Seek Help With New Campaign

Leading sports personalities are asking men facing problems to seek immediate help and support by ringing Lifeline 0808 808 8000, the regional crisis counselling helpline service. Heartfelt messages have been recorded by football, Gaelic football and rugby stars as part of a new radio advertising campaign aimed at men, as well as women who have…Continue reading this article →


A youth volunteer initiative which aims to promote, support and recognise sports volunteering in young people aged 14-24. GoldMark is supported by the Department of Education and builds on the successes of Millennium Volunteers. As a participant, the young person is often already involved in a volunteering capacity within their local club / governing body…Continue reading this article →