Sailing Volunteer Cruises to Victory at Sport NI Awards

A volunteer with Ballyholme Yacht Club has been honoured for his contribution to local sailing at the 2018 Sport NI SportMaker Awards. Aidan Pounder, who also volunteers at Royal Ulster Yacht Club, was named Volunteer of the Year, having won a similar accolade at RYANI’s awards in 2017. Aidan currently has many volunteering roles –…Continue reading this article →

Golden Boy Rhys McClenaghan’s Coach named High Performance Coach of the Year at Sport NI Awards

Luke Carson, coach to history-making Commonwealth Games gold medallist Rhys McClenaghan, has been awarded the title of High Performance Coach of the Year by Sport Northern Ireland at its 2018 SportMaker Awards. Luke has overseen the meteoric rise of 19-year-old gymnast Rhys to the top of the sport, culminating in an incredible year of successes.…Continue reading this article →

Lisburn Coach Hand-Stands Apart with Sport NI Award Win

A Lisburn-based gymnastics coach has been named Young Coach of the Year at the 2018 Sport Northern Ireland SportMaker Awards. Emma Gorman, a women’s artistic gymnastics coach at City of Lisburn Salto Gymnastics Club, was recognised for her achievement in developing the club’s young gymnasts, as well as her personal commitment to her own coach…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 →

Pitch Maintenance Programme Phase 2

Pitch Maintenance Programme Phase 2 Funds for the Pitch Maintenance Programme Phase 2 are made available by the Department for Communities (DfC) to provide eligible organisations with the provision of routine pitch maintenance equipment. The aim of the investment is to empower volunteers/staff with the skills, knowledge and suitable equipment to carry out day to…Continue reading this article →

Belfast Judo Coach Sweeps to Victory at Sport NI Awards

A Belfast-based judo coach working with children with special needs has been named Disability Coach of the Year at the 2018 Sport Northern Ireland SportMaker Awards. Gemma Reynolds, a former Irish judo squad member and multiple All-Ireland champion, is the Head Coach at Inspire NI, Northern Ireland’s first special needs/autism specific judo and multi-sport club.…Continue reading this article →

Annaclone Community Coach Recognised at Sport NI Awards

A CountyDown coach has been honoured for her tireless work to get local women active and involved in sport, after being named Community Coach of the Year at the 2018 Sport NI SportMaker Awards. Kim Godsman has coaching in the area for the past two years. Her work targets women who have struggled to enjoy…Continue reading this article →

Macmillan Cancer Project Honoured at Sport NI Awards

A Macmillan Cancer Support initiative helping hundreds of local people living with cancer through sport has been named Project of the Year Sport Northern Ireland’s 2018 SportMaker Awards. Move More Northern Ireland, working in partnership with physical activity providers, local councils and health and social care trusts all over Northern Ireland, supports people with cancer…Continue reading this article →

Lisburn Taekwondo Coach Lands Prestigious Sport NI Award

Lisburn Taekwondo Club coach Peter Stewart has been announced as the winner of the Children’s Coach of the Year prize at Sport NI’s 2018 SportMaker Awards. Peter is chief instructor at Lisburn Taekwondo Club and was recognised for his continued work to develop the club and engage children from as young as six in the…Continue reading this article →

Investment leads to development of two Powerchair football clubs

Investment through funding made possible by the Active Living: No Limits 2021 has helped Northern Ireland’s two newest power chair football clubs Hot Wheels PFC (Co Tyrone) and Devenish Warriors (Co Fermanagh) to develop. Sport Northern Ireland, through Department for Communities invested over £1m in accessible capital sports equipment during 2016/17 and 2017/18 to support…Continue reading this article →