Sport Northern Ireland Chair Reflects on Sporting Pathways at International Tennis Federation event in Belfast

By George Lucas, Chair, Sport Northern Ireland At a strategic level, Sport Northern Ireland is committed to delivering a vision of Northern Ireland as  a place where people enjoy, engage and excel in sport. That vision is one which encompasses the entire breadth of the sporting pathway. From the playground right through to the podium,…Continue reading this article →

Video: ‘Big Surprise’ for Northern Ireland National Lottery Funded Hero

The National Lottery’s ‘Big Surprise’ – which honours individuals who have made a real difference with the help of National Lottery funding has made a dream come true for County Antrim man Jason Kennedy, Head Coach and Chairman of the Knights Wheelchair Basketball Club. The Knights were founded in 1990 to help give disabled people…Continue reading this article →

Poolpod Launch At Newry Leisure Centre

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council are delighted to announce the installation of the Pool Pod in Newry Leisure Centre. Chairperson Cllr Mark Murnin said, ‘We are delighted to have been chosen by Disability Sport NI for a Pool Pod. The pool pod platform provides a quick and simple means of swimming pool access to…Continue reading this article →

Oar-some Lagan Dragons are just the ticket

The powerful stories behind Lagan Dragons breast cancer survivor dragon boat team are making a huge splash among National Lottery players. The Belfast-based club features in a new film as part of The National Lottery’s ‘Thank You Northern Ireland’ campaign. Jo Myles’ story of how the group have helped her and others diagnosed with breast…Continue reading this article →

Ratepayers urged to submit evidence now for business rates revaluation, Reval2020

Land & Property Services (LPS), part of the Department of Finance, is contacting business ratepayers week commencing 23rd April to collect rental data for the non-domestic rates revaluation – Reval2020. Business ratepayers and their advisors in Northern Ireland are obliged to provide rental evidence to LPS with a view to preparing a new Valuation List…Continue reading this article →

Active, Fit & Sporty 2017/18

The Active, Fit & sporty intervention has continued to see success in inspiring and motivating women and girls across Northern Ireland to get involved in sport and physical activity. The first strand is the Women & Girls in Sport programme, with investment into six projects which aimed to deliver strengthened sporting structures, enabling more women…Continue reading this article →

Blind Tennis Project Hopes To Serve Up National Lottery Awards Success

Wimbledon is not the only big tennis event happening this summer – a Belfast-based blind tennis has been announced as a finalist for the prestigious National Lottery Awards, the annual search for the public’s favourite National Lottery-funded projects. Blind Tennis at Windsor Tennis Club in South Belfast, which is supported by National Lottery investment managed…Continue reading this article →

Getting to Grips with Generation Z – Sport NI and UK Sport Host Pathway Symposium

How do we go about engaging more effectively with new generations of sporting talent, with new attitudes, cultures, behaviours and expectations? That was the topic being explored at a Sport NI and UK Sport-organised Pathway Symposium event that took place today at the National Football Stadium in Belfast. The event, which focused on the theme…Continue reading this article →

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 →