SSI Women’s Student Coaching Academy awarded €70,000 funding from Sport Ireland

Student Sport Ireland welcome today’s announcement by Sport Ireland that its Women’s Student Coaching Academy is to be awarded funding of €70,000 through the Women in Sport Programme.

The Women’s Student Coaching Academy is a collaborative initiative between Student Sport Ireland, Sport Ireland, 25 universities and Institutes of Technology and 10 national governing bodies including Athletics Ireland, Badminton Ireland, Basketball Ireland, Camogie Association, Hockey Ireland, Ladies Gaelic Football Association, Rowing Ireland, Irish Rugby Football Union, Football Association of Ireland, and Volleyball Ireland.

The initiative aims to increase the number of female students coaching in their sport and will provide the students with the supports to help them to develop and reach their full coaching potential. The initiative will also increase the visibility of females coaching in third level institutions thereby creating female role models to inspire fellow students to take up coaching roles.

Student Sport Ireland President Matthew Dossett acknowledged the Sport Ireland announcement “Ensuring we have enough female coaches throughout all universities and colleges is an integral part of growing quality student sport. We are extremely grateful to Sport Ireland and our partner NGB’s whose support in this project will enable more student leaders to develop their skills across our network in areas where they are most needed. Congratulations and thank you to everyone involved”.

The Women’s Student Coaching Academy will be launched shortly, with applications received up to October 8th. Full details of how to apply will be available on Student Sport Ireland’s website soon.