Sport Northern Ireland
Sport Northern Ireland logo
|Motto||The leading public body for the development of sport in Northern Ireland|
|Formation||December 31, 1973|
|Purpose||Development of sport in Northern Ireland|
|Headquarters||House Of Sport|
|Region served||Northern Ireland|
|Chief Executive||Antoinette McKeown|
|Main organ||Board of Sport NI (Chairman - Brian Henning)|
|Parent organization||Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure|
|Affiliations||UK Sport, UK Anti-Doping, The National Lottery|
|Formerly called||Sports Council of Northern Ireland|
Sport Northern Ireland is the national government sports council (funding body) for Northern Ireland.
It was established under the Recreation and Youth Service (Northern Ireland) Order 1973 as the Sports Council for Northern Ireland, with its purpose defined by Article 3 of the Recreation and Youth Service (Northern Ireland) Order 1986. Another organisation, the Youth and Sports Council for Northern Ireland, had been established by the Youth Welfare, Physical Training and Recreation Act of 1962.
From 2006, it organised Northern Ireland's involvement in the UK School Games.
It has recently contributed £7m to the building of Northern Ireland's first 50m swimming pool, for North Down Borough Council, approved in September 2009, being built by Farrans (Construction) (owned by CRH plc).
Its head office is based at the Malone Roundabout of the A55 and B103, near Barnett Demesne.
It receives around £7m a year from the National Lottery; the rest comes from the taxpayer.
- Irish Sports Council, similar organisation for the Republic of Ireland
- Northern Ireland at the Commonwealth Games
- Northern Ireland Federation of Sub-Aqua Clubs
- Sport Northern Ireland
- Sport NI at Flickr
- Sports Institute Northern Ireland
- Tollymore National Outdoor Centre