2017 World University Games
The 2017 World University Games (or known as the Universiade) will be hosted by the city of Taipei, Taiwan from the 19 – 30 August.
For further information in relation to the Games please click on the following link: Taipei Universiade Web Site
Team Ireland Vacancies:
SSI is seeking applications for the following roles:
|Sport||Role||Job Description||Application Form||Closing Date|
|Archery||Team Manager||Job Description||Application Form||3 May|
|Athletics||Team Manager||Job Description||Application Form||3 May|
|Diving||Head Coach||Job Description||Application Form||5 May|
|Swimming||Head Coach||Job Description||Application Form||5 May|
|Swimming||Coach||Job Description||Application Form||5 May|
|Women’s Football||Assistant Coach/Performance Analyst||Job Description||Application Form||25 April|
|Women’s Football||Goalkeeping Coach||Job Description||Application Form||25 April|
|Women’s Football||Equipment Officer||Job Description||Application Form||25 April|
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Team Ireland – Appointments To Date.
|Head of Delegation||Neasa Fahy O’Donnell||University of Limerick|
|Deputy Head of Delegation||Niamh O’Callaghan||Dublin Institute of Technology|
|Deputy Head of Delegation||Peter Stafford||Stafford Sports Consulting|
|Team Doctor||Dr. Barbara Fair||Queen’s University Belfast|
|Head Physiotherapist||Michelle Biggins||ProActive Physio|
|Physiotherapist||Declan Monaghan||ExWell Medical Clinic & Dublin North Physiotherapy|
|Physiotherapist||Kathryn Fahy||University of Limerick|
|Physiotherapist||Johnny Loughrey||JT Physiotherapy|
|Team Photographer||Tommy Dickson||Inpho Photography|
|Men’s Football Head Coach||Greg Yelverton||University College Cork- FAI|
|Men’s Football Assistant Coach||Luke Hardy||IT Carlow- FAI|
|Men’s Football Goalkeeper Coach||David Bourke||Maynooth University|
|Men’s Football Equipment Officer||Paul Walsh||Griffith College- FAI|
|Women’s Football Head Coach||Colin Bell||FAI|
Sports Selection Criteria
|Men’s Football||Criteria||See Criteria|
|Women’s Football||Criteria||See Criteria|
World University Games Background
The World University Games, also known as the Summer Universiade, are held every two years under the auspices of FISU, the International University Sports Federation. The Games are second in size only to the Olympics with around 13,000 competitors and officials participating. The 2017 WUG programme will compromise of fourteen compulsory sports and eight optional sports (see below) and which are determined by the relevant host country. The Games are staged in various cities throughout the world.
Please follow this link to view the 2017 Sports Programme
The Irish delegation at the 2015 Games held in Gwangju, South Korea consisted of 64 athletes and 27 team officials and was supported by third level colleges and universities, the relevant National Governing Sports Bodies and Sport Ireland.
The Games are now an established part of high performance programmes for many Irish athletes in a range of different sports, many of the athletes being funded by Sport Ireland’s high performance programme and are an ideal stepping stone for young high performance athletes who are either moving from age group events or starting to show significant promise in their chosen sport. The Games also act as a significant learning / training opportunity for both athletes and officials in a high performance and global multi-sport environment, which places both athletes and officials at an advantage for the Olympic Games.
Student Sport Ireland is the sole sanctioning body responsible for identifying, selecting and coordinating the Irish delegation to the 2017 Games. Student Sport Ireland also establishes selection criteria and appoints the Team Managers, coaching staff in each sport in conjunction with the relevant NGBs in addition to overseeing the appointment of medical, administrative and PR personnel.