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

Women in Sport Leadership Course

Meath LSP leads out the first Leadership Development programme for Women in Sport in Meath! 

Well done to the 15 female leaders from multiple sports in Meath who completed our first 6 week Women in Sport Leadership programme. This WIS group proved to be an exceptional bunch of women, fantastic talent and unbelievable passion for developing not only themselves but those they interact with on a daily basis. Meath LSP looks forward to using their knowledge in creating the first Women in Sport Forum in Meath in 2024. Massive thanks to course facilitators Lisa Clancy and Sarah O Shea and also to our guest speakers
  • Jackie Shiels – Head Coach for Senior Women – Navan Rugby Club
  • Emer Carton – Diversity & Inclusion Manager, WIS lead with Canoeing Ireland
  • Vickie Wall – Two time All Ireland medal winner with Meath LGFA and now part of the Sevens Rugby Union national team
  • Anne McCormack – CEO Hockey Ireland

Meath LSP recognise that women play a significant role in club sport in Meath as coaches, officials, fundraisers, volunteers and or committee/board members. Their contribution to sport development is enormous and we want to recognise and reward their hard work and commitment by supporting them to take the next step in their leadership journey. We want to promote and support women who are currently volunteering and empower them to become leaders at a local, national and international level. Meath LSP commits to developing and investing in female leadership and help balance the gender inequality for women in sport today.

There is a great opportunity for women involved in sport to tap into a network of other motivated and enthusiastic women who are volunteering in a variety of capacities in different sports and clubs. We have seen great success in WIS Leadership programmes rolled out nationally and internationally and have seen women fulfilling their true potential at local, national and international levels in sport. We want to give women in Meath that same opportunity – to learn new skills, increase confidence and build a peer network of support around them.

Course Content: 

The WIS Leadership programme had a blended approach with in-person, online and one-to-one training. It fostered a relaxed and supportive environment to enhance learning and personal growth.

Course Modules include:

  • Leadership and values
  • Networking and collaboration
  • Handling challenging situations and developing resilience
  • Crisis management
  • Influencing in leadership
  • Communications and developing your personal brand
  • Governance in sport
  • Change management

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 says “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.”