Sport NI launch new mental health and wellbeing course to support sports

This Mental Health Awareness Week Sport NI has launched a new online mental health and wellbeing awareness course for the sports sector. According to the ‘Mental Health in Northern Ireland Fundamental Facts 2023’ one in five adults and one in eight children in Northern Ireland have a probable mental illness. The course, available through Sport NI’s…Continue reading this article →

Mental Health Awareness Week: Move more to boost mental health

This Mental Health Awareness Week (13-19 May), the Public Health Agency (PHA) and Sport NI have teamed up to encourage everyone to move more for their mental health and wellbeing.Our physical health can have a big impact on how we feel and what we do with our body can have a powerful effect on your…Continue reading this article →

Care In The Sun – Sun Awareness Week 2024

Reducing exposure to UV rays for people involved in sport and recreation can make a significant contribution to the prevention of skin cancer  Protecting your skin is more important than you think, particularly when you are participating in outdoor sports. Did you know that last year, 35% of people in the UK experienced sunburn at…Continue reading this article →

Sport NI briefs Committee for Communities

Sport NI representatives were in Parliament Buildings on Thursday to brief the Committee for Communities on the organisation and its work for sport. Reflecting after the meeting, Richard Archibald, Interim CEO Sport NI said: “We were very pleased to provide a briefing to members of the Committee for Communities on the work of Sport NI.…Continue reading this article →

Six Nations finale at the Kingspan

Richard Archibald Interim CEO of Sport NI wishes the Ireland Women’s Six Nations team good luck as they take on Scotland in the final round in Belfast on Saturday. Three Ulster players have been named in the team as they battle for World Cup Qualification. He said: “As women and girls rugby continues to grow…Continue reading this article →

Sport NI Digital Learning Hub creates accessible learning opportunities for sport

Sport NI Digital Learning Hub creates accessible learning opportunities for sport Sporting organisations, coaches, officials and volunteers are set to benefit from a major new learning resource thanks to investment by Sport NI. Sport NI’s Digital Learning Hub offers an accessible platform for learners within the sports sector to enhance and develop their knowledge and…Continue reading this article →

Unsung heroes of sport take centre stage at Sport NI’s SportMaker awards

Coaches, volunteers and officials, the unsung heroes who make sport happen across Northern Ireland, were celebrated earlier this week at Sport NI’s annual SportMaker Awards Celebration Evening. SportMaker recognises the outstanding contribution of coaches, officials, volunteers and projects over the last 12 months and the vital role they play in supporting, developing, and encouraging people to benefit from…Continue reading this article →

Rachel Nixon makes waves with SportMaker Volunteer of the Year Award

Royal Yachting Association volunteer Rachel Nixon has been named Sport NI’s SportMaker Volunteer of the Year. The SportMaker Volunteer of the Year award is for a volunteer in a non-coaching or technical official role, who has made an outstanding contribution to the development of sport. Rachel plays a key role in the Royal Yachting Association’s…Continue reading this article →

Coach Jahswill Emmanuel bringing communities together claims SportMaker Award

Jahswill Emmanuel BEM has been named the Sport NI SportMaker Community Coach of the Year in recognition of his work encouraging people of all backgrounds and abilities to participate in sport. The SportMaker Community Coach of the Year award recognises the outstanding contribution of a coach in getting more people enjoying, engaging and/or excelling in…Continue reading this article →

Empowering next generation of female leaders in sport: Sport NI’s Rise programme

Sport NI’s Rise programme is empowering the next generation of female leaders in sport. Launched in February, the 18 month programme provides tailored support for female coaches, officials and sport administrators working in clubs, governing bodies and local sports forums in the Derry and Strabane, Causeway Coast and Glens and Mid Ulster areas. Statistics show…Continue reading this article →