Northern Ireland Commonwealth Games Council

Find a Sports Star 2016/17 

On the 22nd & 23rd December 2016 the Find a Sports Star initiative was launched. Over 120 young potential sports stars attended talent identification sessions across 11 Commonwealth Games sports in Avoniel Leisure Centre and Andersonstown Leisure Centre. 
The initiative is delivered in partnership with Belfast City Council and Better and aims to identify talented young people who may have the potential to compete in the Belfast 2021 Commonwealth Youth Games. Successful participants will be invited to additional training sessions early in 2017. 
Check out the video and photos of the participants involved. Well done to everyone who attended the sessions in December and be sure to keep an eye out for upcoming news about the next phase of the initiative. 
Bahamas 2017 VI Commonwealth Youth Games 
Winter is here, but for many young NI athletes it means that the Bahamas 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games is just around the corner. The sixth edition of Youth Games - now just over 200 days away - will be hosted in the capital Nassau from the 18-23 July 2017. 
The NICGC will be represented in 5 sports; athletics, boxing, cycling, judo and swimming. Following the team's success in the Samoa 2015 Youth Games with a haul of 12 medals, we look forward to working with all the relevant governing bodies in the build up to the Youth Games to best deliver a strong Team NI. 

XXI Commonwealth Games Gold Coast  

From 4 to 15 April 2018, Queensland’s Gold Coast will host the 21st Commonwealth Games. it is expected that 6500 athletes and team officials from more than 70 nations will come to Australia to compete in the Gold Coast’s Commonwealth Games. 
For more information about the Gold Coast 2018 and how to get involved, please click here to go to the Gold Coast 2018 website. 

Sports Festivals 

Northern Ireland Commonwealth Games Council hosted 3 Sports Festivals involving 10 Commonwealth Sports in June 2016. 
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