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Greatest Achievement: In the last 5 years athletes from Northern Ireland have won over 80 medals at senior level at Commonwealth, European, World, Olympic and Paralympic Games
Goal: To support and deliver improving athlete performance
SNI is the high performance arm of Sport Northern Ireland and delivers expert support to Northern Ireland's top athletes and coaches. Its staff currently provides specialist services to more than 200 athletes and 50 coaches from 25 Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games sports along with a select number of sports that are important to the public in Northern Ireland including GAA, Golf, Cricket, Motor Sports, Rugby, and Soccer.
Improving athlete performance is at the core of everything SNI does and practitioners work daily with coaches and athletes as part of their elite performance programmes. Staff operate in sport-led programmes but work together in both an inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary fashion to ensure that support is 'wrapped around' the athlete as they execute their training plan.
SNI support services are delivered through the Institute's five service units:
SNI is based at Jordanstown, but practitioners also deliver to athletes at sports venues throughout Northern Ireland and on occasion when they are training or competing abroad.