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TO GOLD COAST 2018 
Northern Ireland Commonwealth Games Council
 

Find a Sports Star Initiative 

The NICGC in partnership with the Belfast City Council are delighted to announce the Find a Sports Star initiative. The initiative aims to identify and support sporting talent in the Belfast area in Commonwealth Games sports in the build up to the Belfast 2021 Commonwealth Youth Games. 
 
The initiative will run a series of talent sessions on the 22nd and 23rd December which are open to young people aged between 10-16 years. The following sports are available to participate in; athletics, badminton, basketball, boxing, fencing, gymnastics, hockey, judo, lawn bowls, squash and weightlifting. 
 
For more information about the initiative and for details about the talent sessions, please click here to go to the Find a Sports Star website. 
Bahamas 2017 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 2018 
 
 

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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