More People, More Active, More Often
More People, More Active, More Often

Leadership Development opportunities for Women in Sport in Meath! 

Women in Meath can take the next step on their leadership journey in sport with a new development programme from Meath Local Sports Partnership. The six-week programme is designed for female volunteers aged 18+ who are currently involved in a club/sporting organisation or community group (where role is closely aligned to developing sport or physical activity),  who might need some support to take on a leadership role within sport.

This course is for women who:

  • May have played sport and are looking for more ways to give back to the club/sporting organisation or community group
  • Is a coach and would like the confidence to get involved with club/sporting organisation or community group set up
  • Is a parent/guardian who feels they would like to get involved with their child`s sport or physical activity but needs support around how they could do that.

Those interested are asked to complete an expression of interest application form, which they must submit before September 13th. The six-week course itself starts on September 25th.

“This is the first time a course like this is being offered just for women in Meath,” says Lisa O’Dowd, Sports Development Officer with Meath LSP. “This programme has been hugely successful in other parts of the country where we’ve seen women really fulfil their potential at local, national levels in sport. We want to give women in Meath that opportunity – to learn new skills, increase confidence and build a peer network of support around them. We all know someone who perhaps doesn’t recognise the potential within themselves or needs some support in taking their leadership journey to the next level.”

Meath native Gemma Tighe, a previous participant of the programme recommends that women who are looking to develop their confidence and self-belief should consider taking part in the programme. Speaking at the launch of the Women in Leadership course, Gemma said “the course is very informative. I had been at home raising kids for a long time before I got involved in community coaching. The course just gave me more self-believe to feel more confidence in myself to take on new roles. My advice would be – 100% to do it.”

Anyone interested in taking part in the course should complete the expression of interest form @ before Wednesday 13th September at 4pm.

For more information please see website for more details or contact Lisa O Dowd or Una Pearson at 046 9067887 or by email:

Course information is available HERE