Welcome to the Sport Northern Ireland Athlete Awards 2019


In this investment where applicable, Sport NI 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 Sport NI Sporting Winners corporate objective and associated principles; 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 directly from athletes will not be considered.

These awards will operate on an annual basis. The 2019/20 Awards nomination process will be open from Monday 21st January 2019 and closes at 4pm on Friday 15th February 2019.

Successful nominations can expect to receive the award in advance of the expenditure period; half of the award in April 2019 and the second instalment in September 2019.

Please see the SNI Athlete Award Athlete Award Guidance for further information and requirements for submissions.

Please use the  Athlete Award Nominations to submit nominations to Sport Northern Ireland.

Please submit both the above completed documents and return to jeffaicken@sportni.net by 4pm on Friday 15th February 2019.