Athlete Awards now open

Sport Northern Ireland Athlete Awards are now open for 2019 applications. Please go to our funding pages for the Guidance Document and a Nomination form for Governing Bodies to apply go to  

CIYMS Tennis Good News Story

CIYMS Tennis Good News Story “Last year CIYMS Tennis created an Outreach programme with the help of Every Body Active 2020, which would allow people from various backgrounds to play tennis. They offer classes to people of all abilities including visually impaired and people suffering from dementia. Participants have developed a range of physical and…Continue reading this article →

Boxing Official Scores Knockout Win As Sport NI Awards

A boxing official who refereed at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, has been named Technical Official of the Year at the 2018 Sport NI SportMaker Awards. Ben McGarrigle, a fire fighter and former boxer, competed for Northern Ireland at the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur. Twenty years later, he found himself…Continue reading this article →

Athletics NI Official Ahead of the Field with Win at Sport NI Awards

A young Athletics NI field official has been recognised for his contribution to sport at the 2018 Sport Northern Ireland SportMaker Awards. Kurtis Scott was named Young Technical Official of the Year. He started his officiating career back in 2011 after completing the UK Assistant Officials qualification. Through building his experience at competition, Kurtis subsequently…Continue reading this article →

Sport Northern Ireland and Department for Communities Announce Defibrillator Awareness Training

Sport Northern Ireland which has gave out 1,200 defibrillators to sports clubs and community groups at a cost £850,000 and the Department for Communities have marked Restart a Heart Day 2018 by revealing the latest line up of dates for their continued awareness training in using defibrillators. Defibrillators for Sport, which opened for applications in…Continue reading this article →

Jason Smyth aiming to take care of business on and off the track

Jason Smyth the fastest Paralympian ever is aiming for more success in the next two years. After winning two golds at the European Para Athletics Championships in Berlin during the summer the Eglinton sprinter who is an ambassador for Sport Northern Ireland’s ‘Sport into Business’ programme wants to add to his four gold World Championship…Continue reading this article →

Touchdown for Craigavon-based American Football Volunteer at Sport NI Awards

A young volunteer with the Craigavon Cowboys American football team has been honoured for his contribution to local sport at the 2018 Sport Northern Ireland SportMaker Awards. 24-year old Jordan Buchanan was named Young Volunteer of the Year. Jordan took on the role of Club President at Craigavon Cowboys at just 22 years of age…Continue reading this article →


The Girls Active Inspiration Day has returned for its third year in Northern Ireland to grow a budding network of girls who are inspired to become role models and leaders – encouraging their peers to become more physically active. Girls Active is an award-winning programme developed by children’s charity the Youth Sport Trust and delivered…Continue reading this article →

Introduction to Anti-Doping ‘Open’ Workshop

AN INVITATION:  Introduction to Anti-Doping ‘Open’ Workshop Always wanted to learn more about Clean Sport, but never had the chance?   In order to protect the Spirit of Sport and raise awareness of Anti-Doping issues, Sport NI is holding an Introduction to Anti-Doping Workshop for all athletes, coaches and athlete support personnel.Date: Wednesday 28 November…Continue reading this article →

Lisburn Badminton Coach Rallies to Sport NI Award Win

A Lisburn-based badminton coach working with emerging talent has been recognised at the 2018 Sport NI SportMaker Awards. Ulster Badminton’s Conor Hickland was named Performance Pathway Coach of the Year at the Awards for his work transitioning talented players in the sport’s U13 and U15 setup from club level into a performance environment. Over the…Continue reading this article →