Rowing Ireland is delighted to announce that as part of a new initiative from the Federation of Irish Sport with Pundit Arena and supported by Sport Ireland, our annual Splash’ n’ dash event in Grand Canal Dock will be live-streamed in 2020.
The Splash’ n’ Dash event is an on the water rowing event for girls in secondary schools which has been a part of the Get Going Get Rowing programme that in itself has engaged 30,000 participants in 2018 and increased levels of engagement in 2019. The event offers encouragement to girls to get involved in the sport of rowing and is part of the pathway provided by Rowing Ireland in connection with the Get Going Get Rowing programme.
The Splash’ n’ Dash event takes place on the April 23rd in Grand Canal Dock; the public is welcome to attend and cheer on the participating schools. The event in Grand Canal Dock is in the heart of Dublin city centre. The event is similar to rowing competitions for competitive rowers and so is an introduction to the competitive side of the sport and helps the girls taking part to make the next step to taking up the sport.
Rowing Ireland’s CEO, Michelle Carpenter, said “We are delighted to have coverage of our Get Going…Get Rowing Splash and Dash event at Grand Canal Dock. The event started in 2017 as a collaboration between Rowing Ireland, Sport Ireland, Dublin City Council and Waterways Ireland to showcase and create the pathway from Get Going…Get Rowing to clubs and sport for life on the water.
This year, the event in Grand Canal Dock in the heart of Dublin will be focused around our Rowkyo theme, which is our support campaign for clubs and our sport as we head into the busy year of 2020. With four boats currently qualified, 50% of those boats are female rowers, we also hope to qualify a fifth and possibly a sixth boat comprising of female crews in May 2020.
We are playing a pivotal role as a sport with essential role models around an energetic, fun programme that already encompasses the Olympic values in schools, and we are delighted to partner the Federation of Sport and Pundit arena around this event in what is a pivotal year for Rowing Ireland.”
Rowing Ireland’s Development and Women in Spot Manager, Mary Moloney, said, “We’re really excited to get this opportunity to showcase the work of the Get Going Get Rowing programme at our Grand Canal Dock event on Thursday, April 23rd, 2020 with Pundit Arena and are very grateful to the Federation of Irish Sport for their steadfast support of this innovative programme.
The newly created ‘live streaming fund’ has been launched through the Federation of Irish Sport’s partnership with Pundit Arena. In this new initiative National Governing Bodies to showcase a select women’s sporting event/activity via live streaming and social media support provided by Pundit Arena.
Further details on the times and dates of streaming activities will be available early in the new year.