Female Cue Sports Ireland representatives Annette Newman (President) Dan Carroll (Chairperson) and Dave Earle (Secretary) were delighted to attend the launch of the new Women in Sport Policy at Sport Ireland HQ recently
Nora Stapleton the head lead at Women in Sport at Sport Ireland gave a comprehensive presentation to over 40 persons in attendance representing many sporting organisations across Ireland
Dan Carroll thanked Nora Stapleton of WIS Sport Ireland for all her work in this area and in particular for her help in the funding which is so badly needed in order to further develop Female Cue Sports and increase participation as part of our plan going forward.
POLICY TARGET AREAS,
OBJECTIVES AND ACTIONS
Following the review process undertaken, Sport Ireland identifies that the four key target areas of the previous Policy
still present current gaps and future opportunities for women in sport. Sport Ireland will continue to target these four areas to deliver on the commitments of this Policy and recognise the need to update and increase the number of objectives and actions under each.
To address each of these target areas, Sport Ireland is focused on achieving the objectives assigned to each. These objectives are reflective of the National Sports Policy 2018-2027, the 2023-2027 Sport Ireland Statement of Strategy and other relevant Sport Ireland publications such as the All-Island Physical Literacy Consensus Statement, the Volunteer Policy and the Diversity and Inclusion Policy.
As referenced throughout this Policy, ‘women’ is inclusive of all characteristics and recognises the intersectionality of women and girls in Ireland.
POLICY TARGET AREAS, OBJECTIVES AND ACTIONS
Leadership & Governance
1. Ensure gender balance on boards is recognised as best practice with all sporting bodies aspiring to achieve this. 2.Increase the number of women in governance and leadership roles.
3. Ensure the culture within sporting organisations values women’s contribution to leadership and governance and sees it as central to the growth and development of their sport.
1. Develop opportunities and support structures which encourages sustained participation by women and girls.
2. Reduce drop out in physical activity and sport in teenage girls.
1. Increase the visibility and profile of women’s sport and women in sport.
Coaching and Officiating
1. Broaden the coaching and officiating base to include more women and girls from grassroots to high performance.