Defibrillators for Sport – Phase 5 Update

Sports clubs and organisations from across Northern Ireland are being invited to apply for free automated external defibrillator (AED) devices as Sport Northern Ireland re-opens the Defibrillators for Sport initiative. Originally launched by Sport NI and the Department for Communities in July 2016, the initiative has so far seen over 1,000 AEDs allocated to sports clubs…Continue reading this article →

Let’s talk about GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation

With the introduction of the new General Data Protection Regulations coming into effect on 25 May 2018, it is vital that organisations have an action plan in place to implement the key concepts and changes to be ready for the challenges ahead. This includes: Ensuring that data processing activities (including sharing of data between registered…Continue reading this article →

TeamNI announced for Gold Coast 2018

With just over three months until the Opening Ceremony of the XXI Commonwealth Games, 88 athletes have been named to represent Northern Ireland in Gold Coast, Australia. TeamNI will compete in thirteen sports during the 278 competition sessions of the eleven day programme. A total of 69 individual athletes have been selected by the Northern…Continue reading this article →

Pitch Maintenance Programme Launch

Sport NI has launched a call for applications for Pitch Maintenance Programme for funds up to and including £4,950. The Pitch Maintenance Programme is financed by funds made available through the Department for Communities. The Pitch Maintenance Programme aims to improve annual pitch maintenance programmes at facilities previously in receipt of Sport NI monies through…Continue reading this article →

Success For Young Table Tennis Umpire at Sport NI COV Awards

A young umpire from Co. Down has been named as the first winner of Young Technical Official of the Year, a new category at the Sport NI Coaching, Officiating and Volunteering Awards. Adam Brown, from Darragh Cross, started his umpiring career at the age of the 15 in local competitions. Although, he did not play…Continue reading this article →

Sport NI’s Coaching, Officiating and Volunteering Awards 2017

Sport Northern Ireland has announced the full list of winners for the 2017 Coaching, Officiating and Volunteering Awards. Thirteen winners were chosen by the judging panel following an excellent response from the public, who nominated coaching projects from an array of different sports and levels of participation. 2017 marks the fourth year of the Sport…Continue reading this article →

DSNI Disability Hub Network Day

On Thursday 7th December, Disability Sport Northern Ireland and Sport NI held a network day at Lough Moss Leisure Centre for all partners involved in the disability hub programme. A range of disability sport equipment has been provided to each of the 11 district councils across Northern Ireland, as well as accessible water-sports equipment at…Continue reading this article →

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council Lauches Disability Sports Hub Project

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, in partnership with Disability Sport NI, launched a Disability Sports Hub project at Lough Moss Leisure Centre, Carryduff last week as part of a province wide initiative. Funded by the Department for Communities and Sport NI, the project is part of the Active Living: No Limits 2021 Action Plan to…Continue reading this article →

Sport NI Says ‘Thank You’ to National Lottery Players

Sporting star Michael McKillop has joined Sport Northern Ireland Chief Executive Antoinette McKeown in paying tribute to National Lottery players for their contribution to local sport. The pair were marking the official launch of Sport NI’s latest National Lottery-funded programmes, Sporting Winners and Sporting Clubs. These programmes will see millions invested over the next four…Continue reading this article →

Belfast Sports Project Shortlisted for UK Coaching Award

A Belfast judo program working with refugee children has been shortlisted as a finalist in the prestigious 2017 UK Coaching Awards, after being named Coaching Project of the Year at the 2017 Sport Northern Ireland Coaching, Officiating and Volunteering (COV) Awards. Simply Judo Connects was set up by firefighter and former Commonwealth Games judoka Mark…Continue reading this article →