About Us | Sport NI 1

About Us | Sport NI

About Us | Sport NI 2



About Us | Sport NI 2

Antoinette McKeown, CEO

Sport Northern Ireland is the leading public body for the development of sport in Northern Ireland.  We distribute funds on behalf of the Exchequer and on behalf of The National Lottery.  Our vision is: Northern Ireland: renowned as a place where people enjoy, engage and excel in sport

Our mission is: To lead sports development at all levels producing more participants and more winners

Our Strategic Objectives are:

Sporting Communities: To increase and support the number of people adopting and sustaining a sporting lifestyle

Sporting Clubs: To enable more people to reach their sporting goals through a structured environment

Sporting Winners: To help more Northern Ireland Athletes to win at the highest level Sport Northern Ireland remains clear that the values and cultures of an organisation drives its commitment to excellence and our values and principles set out our commitment to providing people in Northern Ireland with world class sporting experiences.

In consultation with our partners and staff, we have developed a Values and Principles Framework that will guide how we work to achieve our Corporate Vision, Mission and Strategic Objectives:

  • Leadership: Being strategic and using our resources and expertise to achieve the maximum impact
  • Creativity: Pushing boundaries and being flexible and innovative in our approach
  • Teamwork: Ensuring genuine collaboration and partnerships and embracing the contribution of others
  • Excellence: Providing an outstanding service for all
  • Integrity: Being accountable, transparent, honest and fair

Sport Northern Ireland is based at the House of Sport in Belfast, and operates a National Outdoor Training Centre at the base of the Mourne Mountains – Tollymore National Outdoor Centre. Sport Northern Ireland also manage the Sport Northern Ireland’s Sports Institute (SNISI),which is the High Performance Arm of Sport Northern Ireland based at the Jordanstown campus of the University of Ulster. SINI prepares Northern Ireland’s best athletes to perform on the world stage by providing an environment that nurtures elite athletes and coaches.



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