Sport Ireland’s Women in Sport Programme

Sport Ireland’s Women in Sport Programme

6th September 2019

Sport Ireland has announced a multi-year investment of over €3 million in National Governing Bodies of Sport through the re-launched Women in Sport Programme and Rowing Ireland are delighted to have received some of this funding to support our Women in Sport strategy.

The Sport Ireland Women in Sport policy builds on the significant work that has already been undertaken in this area in all sports so far and it recognises how sport can make a significant impact on the lives of girls and women through their involvement in sport.

The Policy, launched earlier this year, identifies Coaching and Officiating, Active Participation, Leadership and Governance and Visibility as four key target areas. 

Rowing Ireland is delighted to have received funding from this funding which will help us to encourage and develop girls and women to get and remain more involved in all aspects of our sport.

We will begin rollout of our Women in Sport initiatives to support this strategy shortly.

Rowing Ireland’s CEO, Michelle Carpenter said, “We are delighted to have been selected for Women in Sport funding. Over the last number of years funding under Women in Sport has allowed us to grow and develop our sport in schools with the successful Get Going…Get Rowing programme. This year we saw several athletes from this programme progress to representing us a Junior International level. 

Now we look forward to the next stage of the programme in developing Women in Coaching in rowing which will fall under the main pillars of our strategic plan of Club Support. Our objective is to support clubs, and this new initiative will allow us to mentor and encourage female rowing coaches. We would like to thank Sport Ireland for their continued support in this area of sport.”

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