Olympian Chloe Cowen Vickers delivers ‘Get to Grips Judo’ Female Session

Northern Ireland Judo Federation have welcomed nearly 150 women and girls to free judo taster sessions this weekend in Belfast and Coleraine delivered by Olympian and former Commonwealth Champion Chloe Cowen Vickers. The fully-booked ‘Get to Grips Judo’ events, which were supported through National Lottery investment from Sport NI, took place at Coleraine Leisure Centre…Continue reading this article →

Strabane & Castlederg kids realising athletic potential through National Lottery EBA Programme

National Lottery players are helping hundreds of youngsters in Derry and Strabane discover the joy of athletics over the last year through the newly formed Junior Athletics Club at the Melvin Sports Complex and Derg Valley Leisure Centre. The club is part of Derry City and Strabane District Council and Sport NI’s National Lottery-funded Every…Continue reading this article →

Sport NI Recognised at Ulster University Impact Excellence Awards

Sport Northern Ireland was among those recognised at recent 2018 Ulster University Impact Excellence Awards,being named a finalist in Faculty of Life and Health Sciences Impact Excellence Award for Research category. The Awards recognise the positive impact the University staff, students and its partners are having on societies and economies through collaboration and research. Dr Paul…Continue reading this article →

Community Planning Partnerships secure support from Carnegie Trust UK

Community Planning Partnerships from Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council, Derry City and Strabane District Council, and Lisburn and Castlereagh City have been successful in securing significant financial and in-kind support to implement their Community Plans and further embed the wellbeing agenda for the benefit of people living and working in their local council areas and…Continue reading this article →

Celebrating the Local Sporting Workforce – Sport NI Launches 2018 SportMaker Awards

Sport Northern Ireland is giving the sporting community an opportunity to say “thank you” to local coaches, officials and volunteers as it opens nominations for the 2018 SportMaker Awards. The Awards acknowledge the work of Northern Ireland’s sporting workforce and highlight the outstanding people and projects that have made a big impact over the last…Continue reading this article →

#CoachingWeek Q&A with Badminton Coach Ciaran Chambers

To mark UK Coaching Week 2018, we spoke to International Badminton player Ciaran Chambers, who recently competed as an athlete at the 2018 Commonwealth Games (he previously represented Northern Ireland at the 2014 Games). He told us about his perspective on what it means to be a coach, how he progressed from playing to coaching,…Continue reading this article →

Blog – Sport NI Chief Executive Welcomes UK Coaching Week

By Antoinette McKeown (Chief Executive, Sport Northern Ireland) It’s such a pleasure to be marking the inaugural UK Coaching Week. I would say that if most athletes and others involved in sport were to look back on what has influenced their lives, there would be a particular coach or coaches that stand out – men…Continue reading this article →

Sport NI Chair Joins Irish President at Celebrations to Mark Milestone at Drumragh Sarsfields GAC

Sport NI Chair George Lucas was among attendees at a recent celebration at Drumragh Sarsfields GAC to mark the official opening of new state-of-the-art facilities at the Tyrone club. The major project has seen the club install a new training pitch, sports hall and indoor/outdoor gym, and has been a decade in development. Sport Northern…Continue reading this article →

Changing times at Patrick Sarsfields GAC

Sport Northern Ireland has joined officials from Patrick Sarsfields GAC in West Belfast at an event marking the official opening of newly enhanced facilities at the club. Part of a range of improvements works undertaken by the club in recent years, the event saw the cub official opening of state-of-the-art changing facilities, funded through Sport NI’s National…Continue reading this article →

Blog – Head of Performance Skills Des Jennings on Challenges of Promoting Mental Health in Elite Sport

By Des Jennings (Head of Performance Skills, Sport Northern Ireland) It’s good to talk- and that’s why the role of a Performance Skills Coach is crucial in assisting athletes, coaches and practitioners maximise their sporting performances whilst also ensuring they manage their life stressors in the best way possible. As someone who has dedicated my…Continue reading this article →