Double Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist Paddy Barnes becomes Sport NI’s first ambassador for Wellbeing in Sport

Two time Commonwealth Games boxing gold medallist Paddy Barnes has vowed to use his position as Sport Northern Ireland’s first ambassador for Wellbeing in Sport to help those struggling in society with mental health issues. The Belfast fighter also won bronze medals at the Olympic Games in Beijing and London recently lost in his bid…Continue reading this article →

Darkley Forest’s brand new walking trails are officially launched

A £220,000 project to design and create 4.6km of beautiful walking trails in Darkley Forest for all of the community to enjoy is now complete – and open for everyone to enjoy! Work began on site earlier this year following extensive consultation with the community who decided that a walking trail was a priority project…Continue reading this article →

Defibrillators for Sport – Awareness Sessions

Following on from the highly successful roll-out of 1,200 AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) through our ‘Defibrillators for Sport’ Programme; we are offering the opportunity to provide any holders of AEDs, within Sports Clubs or Community Voluntary organisations; to undergo a free awareness session. This session will cover the basic maintenance, and usage information that is…Continue reading this article →

Sporting Workforce Gets Connected as Sport NI Hosts 2018 Engagement Event

Interaction and collaboration were the key themes as Sport NI hosted its annual Club and Workforce Engagement event this week. Connected ’18 was billed as Sport NI’s first ‘un-conference’ with a focus on interactive discussions over traditional conference speeches. The event took place at the Hilton Templepatrick during 2018 European Week of Sport, and brought…Continue reading this article →

Apex are getting Every Body Active!

Through Sport NI’s Every Body Active 2020 programme, Derry and Strabane District Council have teamed up with Apex Housing Association to deliver free activity sessions for residents in Apex’s housing schemes. This partnership was established as part of the community planning process in Derry and Strabane, with Sport NI facilitating the initial contact between Apex…Continue reading this article →

Community Plan Update

Community Planning The Community Planning process is now well underway in each of the councils across Northern Ireland. Led by the District Council, this process involves a variety of statutory bodies and community groups joining together to deliver on a long term vision for community life and to improve services across Northern Ireland. Whilst each…Continue reading this article →

World Cup star Shirley McCay endorses new concussion website

World Cup silver medallist Shirley McCay has endorsed Sport Northern Ireland’s new website to combat concussion. McCay was among a number of local sporting stars present for the launch of at the Titanic Building which is also available to download as an app and urges the sporting community to ‘Know the Score’ when it…Continue reading this article →

NI Sports Community Urged to ‘Know the Score’ as New Concussion Website is Launched

Local sporting heroes have come together today (Wednesday 19th September) to launch a new online concussion resource for Northern Ireland. The website is aimed at guiding users through the recognition and management of concussion, through to the gradual and safe return to work, study and sport. It was launched at the Titanic Building Belfast…Continue reading this article →

MacSorley wants more Gold

James MacSorley arrived to hero’s homecoming at the George Best Belfast City Airport after becoming the first athlete from Northern Ireland to win a gold medal at the World Wheelchair Basketball Champions. The Belfast man was part of the Great Britain team that won the tournament for the very first time as the beat the…Continue reading this article →

Tyrone All-Ireland winner Conor Gormley Backs Defibrillators for Sport

Three-time All-Ireland winner Conor Gormley was on-hand to present Omagh sports clubs with free defibrillators, months after one was used to save his father’s life during a match in Co. Tyrone. All-Star Conor was accompanied by his father Sean, who was successfully resuscitated after collapsing in May while his son was playing for Carrickmore in…Continue reading this article →