- Our Centres in Ards, Comber, Portaferry and Londonderry Park are currently closed
- Please read the latest lockdown information - on our Leisure during Covid-19 page
Various sporting links
AXA Community Bike Rides
The AXA Community Bike Rides team have worked on developing short video clips on the above such topics so that for those who want to improve their cycling technique, they can look to engage with strength training clips or interval training, or for those who may like to improve their bike fitting and maintenance skills, they have access to short tutorial clips on how to go about doing this.
The first four clips of this series (Indoor Training for Beginners, Strength Training for Cycling (Part 1, Bike and brake check, How to maintain your bike chain) have already been launched on Facebook, with another 6 clips being shared over the coming month. Click here to view.
Launch of Sport Wellbeing Hub
Sport NI has been working with Inspire Wellbeing to develop an online resource hub around Mental Health and Wellbeing for sports, and you will be glad to know that we are ready to go out live to the sporting community today to launch this.
The Sport Wellbeing Hub, provides a fantastic range of innovative tools and resources, which will help is deal with the challenges we are all experiencing at this time, including:
- Guided self-assessment via ‘Chatbot’;
- Self-help programmes and digital intervention tools;
- Searchable ‘5 ways to wellbeing’ map;
- Wellbeing information library; and
- Video content featuring some of our sporting heroes talking about mental health.
Whether looking for some advice or need a little more direction, please visit The Sports Wellbeing Hub
Working With Parents in Sport
Working With Parents in Sport have recently produced a new book entitled ‘Two Hats: A guide for those coaching or thinking of coaching their own children’. As well as this they have created a range of webinars that may be of use to coaching, clubs or parents within your sport. Information on these can be accessed via the following link: https://www.parentsinsport.co.uk/bespoke-services/.
If you wish to contact Working With Parents in Sport by email, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
NI Sports Forum announce FURTHER SAVINGS with Vira Hygiene
The Northern Ireland Sports Forum is delighted to announce further savings for sports clubs and facilities as part of our recently announced partnership with commercial hygiene solutions firm Vira Hygiene. Vira Hygiene provide a range of hand sanitiser and hygiene solutions to help businesses and sports organisations maintain a safe environment for facility users.
As part of this partnership, Vira Hygiene will give an increased discount when purchasing any of their hand sanitiser dispensers. These dispensers can provide a 50% cost saving to manual dispensers and can be uniquely branded to your organisation or facility.
The Vira Hygiene automatic hand sanitiser dispensers can be easily installed throughout your facility to encourage regular use. Their certified alcohol hand sanitiser kills 99.9% of germs to protect against the transfer of viruses and disease.
If interested, contact Vira Hygiene through Frank Delargy, Vira Hygiene Ireland, on 07936 800865 or email@example.com
For further information visit http://www.nisf.net/latest-news/ni-sports-forum-announce-partnership-with-vira-hygiene/
Sport NI 2019 Sport Club survey findings
Sport NI are delighted to be able to share the findings of the Club Survey 2019 which was undertaken late last year. The survey has been the most comprehensive piece of research Sport NI has undertaken with clubs. It has provided Sport NI with a greater understanding of the club landscape in Northern Ireland, their needs and the support required.
Sport NI Funding and Support
We know this is an incredibly difficult time and the impact on our sporting partners has been immeasurable, Sport NI continues to work with the Department for Communities and with you, our partners, to get a fuller picture about the impact coronavirus (COVID-19) is having on sport, and respond with a phased approach to interventions and remedies.
Click here for more information:http://www.sportni.net/funding-and-support/http://www.sportni.net/funding-and-support/
Sport NI Launch Project Reboot: Team Up
Sport NI is delighted to announce Project Re-boot as part of the initiative ‘Supporting Sport to Build Back Better.’
Sport NI’s Clubs Survey Report identified key areas for support including membership, volunteers and coach development, governance, finance and facilities. The addition of COVID-19 has amplified a number of these issues and so, in May 2020, Sport NI launched a second survey to better understand the range of current and anticipated future challenges. Survey findings highlighted the need for a strengthened sport and recreation sector through innovation and creativity to continue to develop the issues identified in the 2019 survey. In response, and following further consultation Sport NI have developed the initiative ‘Supporting Sport to Build Back Better’ with the following outcomes:
• A strengthened, more connected sporting and recreation sector with increased capability; and
• An innovative sporting and recreation sector, confident with new ways of working
The three projects are:
We will support projects and initiatives within clubs and communities that are creative and innovative. We are encouraging the lead partner to work collaboratively with others to engage or re-engage people into sport. We will focus particularly on people from groups who have been especially impacted by Covid-19. Applications will be invited in January 2021, requesting support from £10,000-£25,000 for projects to be delivered from 1st April 2021 to 31st March 2022. There is no requirement for Partnership Funding, but project totals can be more than £25k should additional funding be available from other sources (including in-kind support)
We will support medium scale projects and initiatives that are creative and innovative. We are encouraging the lead partner to work collaboratively with others to engage or re-engage people into sport. We will focus particularly on people from groups who have been especially impacted by Covid-19.
It is anticipated that this strand will be launched in the Spring of 2021, for a maximum award of £5,000. Applicants should be aware that partnership funding is a likely requirement for this investment strand. All projects to be delivered by 31st March 2022.
We will support micro projects and initiatives that are relatively short term in their delivery and are aimed at engaging and re-engaging participants most impacted by Covid-19 at club and its local community. There is no requirement for partnership funding with grants available from £500 to £1,000. Applications will be invited from clubs open for applications in early summer for projects to be delivered by 31st March 2022.
visit http://www.sportni.net/supporting-sport-to-build-back-better-project-reboot-team-up/ for further information & guidance