Women in Sport

The Irish Sports Council’s Women in Sport Initiative began in 2005 with aims to raise physical activity levels among women and to support women’s roles within sports organisations. Women in Sport’s mission is to plan, lead, and co-ordinate the sustainable development of sport in Ireland. The push for this initiative results from the finding that involvement of girls and women in sport, from school age to adult life, has tended to be much less than their male counterparts.

Funding provided by Women in Sport continues to increase year after year. National Governing Bodies of Sport and local sports partnerships use the majority of the funding as delivery agents for the Irish Sports Council. Badminton Ireland allocates Women in Sport funding to women members in areas such as coaching, National Badminton Week, and the Irish Future Series.

“Attracting more women into sport is a key element of our strategy, which is all about breaking down barriers and increasing participation in sport. This is a priority for the Irish Sports Council. These projects and sport are the means by which many women can rekindle their relationship with sport, or can be introduced to it and experience its life enhancing power.” – Irish Sports Council CEO John Treacy 


Women in Sport

Block A Westend Office Park

Dublin 15

Blanchardstown, Ireland

Email: wis@irishsportscouncil.ie

Phone: (01) 860 8800