Student Sport Ireland is delighted to announce that the application process for the 2023-24 Women’s Students Coaching Academy is now open. In partnership with Sport Ireland, 13 National Governing Bodies (Athletics Ireland, Badminton Ireland, Basketball Ireland, Camogie Association, Cricket Ireland, Football Association of Ireland, Hockey Ireland, Irish Rugby Football Union, Ladies Gaelic Football Association, Rowing Ireland, Triathlon Ireland, Volleyball Ireland, Weightlifting Ireland) and 26 colleges and universities across the island of Ireland, Student Sport Ireland is giving female students in 3rd level study the chance to coach while studying.
The academy now in its 3rd year has seen over 85 students come through the academy since its inception. The female students are given the chance to work with athletes and teams within their institutions, while working with a mentor coach on the ground, with colleges and universities also supporting the students with coaching equipment and gear. National Governing Bodies support the students with the provision of suitable coaching courses and coaching opportunities within the sport.
Student Sport Ireland support the students with administration of the academy, coaching workshops and providing over coaching supports through out the year.
The application form can be downloaded below and all students can return to their local sports officer. The deadline for applications is August 7th 2023.