Fight Fire With Fitness

Pupils from two schools in the the Lisburn and Castlereagh area had the chance to get fighting fit whilst working alongside local firefighters when they took part in a recent Fire Fitness scheme. Fire Fitness was a pilot programme developed with the support of Sport Northern Ireland’s National Lottery-funded Every Body Active 2020 programme. It…Continue reading this article →

Council Opens Community Sports Grant

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council has launched an exciting community sports grant programme to the value of £42,456, which will help sports clubs, community groups and sporting governing bodies increase participation in sport in their local area. The small grants programme entitled, ‘Be Active, Stay Active Awards’ was developed in conjunction with Lisburn & Castlereagh…Continue reading this article →

Every Body Active 2020 Small Grants Programme Now Open

Exciting news for local communities as Sport Northern Ireland announces it will be investing £693,000 into developing grassroots sports projects across Northern Ireland’s eleven local council areas. The Every Body Active 2020: Small Grants Programme is funded from the Department for Communities. It aims to support projects which contribute to addressing continued under-representation in sport…Continue reading this article →

World University Games Students Launch New SSI Strategic Plan

Student Sport Ireland (SSI), today launched its new Strategic Plan (2017-2020) at the Sport Ireland National Sports Campus in Abbotstown. The document, entitled Working For Third Level Sport and Physical Activity sets out the principles and strategic objectives that will guide the organisation’s work until 2020. The new plan builds on the significant development undertaken…Continue reading this article →

Mike Makes An Incredible Journey to Euro’meet 2017

Tollymore National Outdoor Centre acting Manager, Mike McClure, will be travelling to the 2017 Euro’meet at La Seu D’Urgell in the Catalonian Pyrennes on two wheels, as he departs on his bike for this important event on Tuesday 5th September. Mike has encouraged all delegates travelling to the 4th Nature and Sports Euro’meet to do…Continue reading this article →

Team Northern Ireland Has Huge Success at UK School Games

Team Northern Ireland put in a winning performance at this year’s UK School Games, returning home after winning 12 gold medals, 9 silver medals and 11 bronze medals. The 2017 UK School Games, which took place in Loughborough, was recorded as the largest multisport event taking place in Europe this year, with around 1,600 school-age…Continue reading this article →

#BeActive for 2017 European Week of Sport

It’s just a few weeks until 2017 European Week of Sport. This marks the third European Week of Sport, a European Commission initiative to promote and celebrate the benefits of sport and physical activity. Last year, it was estimated that 10 million people participated in thousands of events across more than 30 countries. The inspiring message…Continue reading this article →

Sport NI & Department for Communities Announce Investment into Women’s Rugby

Sport Northern Ireland and the Department of Communities have awarded Ulster Rugby £24,350 to deliver a project that aims to enhance the capability and sustainability of rugby clubs with female teams and create participation opportunities aligned to the Women’s Rugby World Cup. The project will provide a range of volunteer recruitment and training opportunities in…Continue reading this article →

Next Generation of Sporting Stars Gets Set for 2017 UK School Games

Some of Northern Ireland’s most talented young athletes gathered yesterday (Sunday 20th August) for a Team NI orientation event before they travel to England to compete at the 2017 UK School Games. The Games, which take place in Loughborough from 31August – 3 September, will see over 150 elite school-age athletes from Northern Ireland compete with…Continue reading this article →

Defibrillators for Sport – Phase Three Update

Sports clubs and organisations in eight local council areas are being invited to apply for free automated external defibrillator (AED) devices as as Sport Northern Ireland re-opens the Defibrillators for Sport initiative. Originally launched by the Department for Communities and Sport NI in July 2016, the initiative has so far seen over 1,000 AEDs allocated to…Continue reading this article →