Applications are now open for the 2022-23 programme which support female student coaches in their coaching development.

This initiative is a great opportunity for female university students with an aspiration to coach, or who are currently coaching, to gain support in their development as a rowing coach through a combination of mentorship, networking and educational sessions.

The Women’s Student Coaching Academy is a collaborative programme between SSI, Sport Ireland, 26 third level institutions and ten national governing bodies of sport (NGBs).

The ten NGBs include; Athletics Ireland, Badminton Ireland, Basketball Ireland, the Camogie Association, the Football Association of Ireland, Hockey Ireland, the Irish Rugby Football Union, the Ladies Gaelic Football Association, Rowing Ireland, and Volleyball Ireland.

The aim of the programme is to provide the female student coach with the support system that will enable the student to develop and reach their coaching potential. Furthermore, the programme aims to increase the number, and visibility, of female coaches in third level institutions and create female role models for other female students to progress into coaching.

Student Sport Ireland (SSI) are now inviting applications for the new female coaching initiative, the Women’s Student Coaching Academy programme.