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Sports and Wellbeing for everyone

See below for sporting and wellbeing opportunities everyone, young and old can take part in, in the Ards and North Down area.

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.

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:

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

The Irish FA will be running a webinar titled, Positive Engagement of Parents, on Thursday 14th October from 7-8pm hosted by Tosh Farrell.

Tosh Farrell is the former Head of International Football Development and Technical Coordinator at Everton FC. Tosh has spent 13 years developing his Soccer Development Methodology at one of the leading youth academies in the world, helping develop numerous players who have gone on to represent Everton FC 1st team. These players include Wayne Rooney, Ross Barkley, Jack Rodwell and Callum McManaman. To attend the webinar click on the link below.

Clubs - Save 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

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