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Welcome to the Sport Northern Ireland Athlete Awards 2022-23



In this investment, where applicable, Sport Northern Ireland will contribute to the essential personal living costs of an athlete.

This investment aims to enable athletes to train in order to maximise potential.  Those applying will be required to demonstrate that their circumstances have changed or need to change significantly to allow them to adequately prepare for competition or the national high performance programme.

This investment is in line with outcome two within Sport NI’s Draft Corporate Plan. The outcome target is ‘Our (NI) athletes among the best in the World’. This programme seeks to help more NI athletes win at the highest level by targeting athletes who have the potential to achieve success and excel in Olympics, Paralympics and Commonwealth Games.

How to apply

Governing Bodies of sports will be responsible for nominating athletes for the Athlete Awards. Applications submitted directly from athletes will not be considered.

These awards will operate on an annual basis. The 2022-23 awards nomination process will open on Friday 28th January 2022 and close at 4pm on Monday 28th February 2022.

Successful nominations can expect to receive the award in advance of the expenditure period; half of the award in April 2022 and the second instalment in October 2022.

Please submit the Athlete Award Nomination document to by 4pm on Monday 28th February 2022.