Sport Governance Guide For Northern Ireland Launched

An online Sports Governance Guide for Northern Ireland, developed by a multi-agency working group, has been launched at an All Party Group on Sport and Recreation at Parliament Buildings on Thursday 9th November. The working group which developed the guide was led by NI Sports Forum and Sport Northern Ireland, is based on the Code for…Continue reading this article →

Ulster Badminton Coach Recognised at Sport NI Coaching, Officiating and Volunteering Awards

A Lisburn-based coach has been named Young Coach of the Year at the 2017 Sport Northern Ireland Coaching, Officiating and Volunteering Awards. Ciaran Chambers, a coach with Ulster Badminton, was recognised for his work within the governing body’s performance development programme, particularly his coaching with two young players over the last twelve months. In his…Continue reading this article →

Belfast GAA Club Naomh Pól CLG Celebrates Opening of New Sport NI-Supported Facility

Belfast GAA Club Naomh Pól CLG Celebrates Opening of New Sport NI-Supported Facility Sport Northern Ireland Chair George Lucas was among those in attendance to mark the opening of a new facility at Belfast’s Naomh Pól CLG on Saturday (4th November). The project emerged out of the club’s successful Juvenile Development Programme that started nearly…Continue reading this article →

Female Sports Forum: Building Momentum

  Titanic Belfast was the setting for the Female Sport Forum’s latest conference, Building Momentum, held on Friday 3rd November. The conference was designed to build on the legacy of two major female sporting events, the Uefa Women’s U19 Football Championships and the Women’s Rugby World Cup, being held in Northern Ireland earlier this year.…Continue reading this article →

Success For RYANI Official at Sport NI Awards

A Co. Down sailor has been named as Technical Official of the Year at the Sport NI Coaching, Officiating and Volunteering Awards. Robin Gray from Ballyholmne Yacht Club, has been the Royal Yacht Association Regional Race Management Co-ordinator in Northern Ireland for over 10 years. In his voluntary role, he has delivered the Regional Race…Continue reading this article →

‘Disability Sports Hub’ encourages adults and children to become more active

Over 50 people recently attended a ‘Disability Sports Hub’ taster session held in Brownlow Community Hub – with adults and children all enjoying trying out the wide range of brand new equipment on offer. This project was launched recently across all council areas by Disability Sport NI and funded by Department for Communities via Sport…Continue reading this article →

Success For Gaelic Football Volunteer at Sport NI Awards

Gerard O’Neill, a committed Clonoe O’Rahilly’s fan has become the first winner of Volunteer of the Year, a new category at the Sport NI, Coaching, Officiating and Volunteering (COV) Awards. Gerard from Clonoe, has been volunteering for the Tyrone club for a number of years, dividing his time between helping out teams from under 6…Continue reading this article →

Success For Young Volunteer at Sport NI Awards

Erin Getty has recently received the award for Young Volunteer of the Year for her work and commitment to Randalstown Ladies Hockey Club. 18 year old Erin Getty, who plays for the Randalstown Ladies 1st XI Team and is also a member of Ireland’s Under 21 and Senior Women’s teams, has been with the hockey…Continue reading this article →

EBA Coaches “Get Active, Get Glowing”

Sport NI have teamed up with Ulster University Sport to offer our Every Body Active 2020 partners the chance to take part in a Glow Sports taster session. This event took place at the sports centre at Ulster University’s Jordanstown campus on Friday 27th October. The session was part of Sport NI’s continuing development of…Continue reading this article →

Success for Glenavy Netball Coach at Sport NI Awards

Elaine Rice, Head coach of the Northern Ireland Netball team, has been recognised for her achievements with the squad at the 2017 Sport NI Coaching, Officiating and Volunteering Awards. Glenavy-based coach Elaine Rice was named High Performance Coach of the Year after leading the team to qualification for the 2018 Commonwealth Games and a Top…Continue reading this article →