Brian Henning, Chair of  Sport NI welcomed the Minister’s announcement that funding of £320,000 for sport will be reinstated.

Mr Henningsaid; “Sport NI is committed to making Northern Ireland renowned as a place where people can enjoy, engage and excel in sport, and our ability to invest effectively in the development of local sport is essential to inspiring, attracting and retaining future generations of participants and performers.”

Mr Henning also expressed his thanks to the Minister, on behalf of the Board and staff of Sport NI, for her continued support and success in reinstating the in-year cuts.  This will allow Sport NI to continue to deliver on behalf of sports development within Northern Ireland, retaining the benefit of valuable community programmes, athlete investment and mental health initiatives.