Programme Rolled Out To Get Girls Active In Northern Ireland

Getting more teenage girls active is the aim of a programme to be rolled out across parts of Northern Ireland following a successful four month pilot with nearly 1,500 girls and 10 schools in the country. Girls Active is an award winning programme developed by charity, the Youth Sport Trust.  In England, the Youth Sport…Continue reading this article →

Pitch Maintenance Programme

Sport NI is exploring the possibility of opening a Pitch Maintenance Programme (natural and synthetic) for pitch projects funded through previous Sport NI funding programmes. The objective of the proposed programme would be to increase the performance quality standard of your natural or synthetic playing surface to enable greater usage. It is anticipated that awards…Continue reading this article →

Banbridge Hockey Coach Recognised at Sport NI Coaching, Officiating and Volunteering Awards

Banbridge Hockey Club Coach, Mark Tumilty has been named Club Performance Coach of the Year at the 2017 Sport Northern Ireland Coaching, Officiating and Volunteering Awards. Coach Tumilty, was also presented with the Senior Coach of the Year award at the Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Senior Sports Awards in recognition of the superb year he…Continue reading this article →

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 →