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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

Every Body Active

Click here to see a range of videos to help keep Every Body Active while at home

#WebinarWednesday – November 2020

The next Sport Northern Ireland #WebinarWednesday event will take place on the 4th November 2020 (8pm – 9.30pm).  This will be led by Professor Sophia Jowett and will focus on how relationships between coaches and athletes can be enhanced - considering the following four questions:
Why the coach-athlete relationship is important for effective coaching?
What is the content and quality of coach-athlete relationships?
What factors affect the quality of the relationship?
How to develop better coach-athlete relationships?

Details for the session are as follows:

#WebinarWednesday 4th November 2020, 8pm – 9.30pm: Developing Better Coach-Athlete Relationships

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:

 If you wish to contact Working With Parents in Sport by email, contact:

branded sanitisers

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

For further information visit