Women in Sport Strategy


We are committed to increasing women’s sustained involvement in the sport as coaches, volunteers, club members, officials, leaders, and participants – from grassroots to elite performance.

In 2014, we received a grant from Sport Ireland to re-establish a Women in Sport programme. The programme took the name of a former initiative called “Get Going…Get Rowing”. Over the five years that the Get Going…Get Rowing programme has been in operation, it has engaged over 100,000 participants and expanded from a Leinster focused programme to an all Ireland initiative. For more information on Get Going…Get Rowing visit www.getgoinggetrowing.com.

In 2019, Sport Ireland released funding for Women in Sport under its new Women in Sport Policy. Rowing Ireland is focusing this funding towards the Sport Ireland, Women in Sport Policy Pillar – ‘Coaching and Officiating’.

We are committed to increasing women’s sustained involvement in rowing as coaches, volunteers, club members, officials and leaders.

We have developed a Women in Rowing Strategy which outlines:

  • Where we are now,
  • What we aim to achieve,
  • How we plan to do it.

This Strategy reviews the current state of play of gender equality across the sport of rowing in Ireland and outlines plans and initiatives to achieve our short and long-term goals.

Since 2019, we have achieved a number of milestones in our Women in Sport Strategy – but there is still more to be done. You can check out our annual review, Jan 2021, below.


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