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17/07/20

European Athletics Female Leadership Webinar Project 

Athletics Ireland are delighted to announce the recent development of our new Gender Leadership Webinar Project as part of a continuous commitment to upskilling future female leaders within the sport.

This course has been developed in conjunction with European Athletics.

Athletics Ireland and Sport Ireland have put in place several educational measures to support women in the development of their leadership skills, such as the Forerunners programme, and The Girls Squad. We want to continue the progress we have made as a federation and offer flexible learning opportunities to our current and future leaders of the sport, which is why we are working in conjunction with European Athletics to solidify our commitment to all our women.

European Athletics hosted a Gender Leadership Moderator seminar to the Member Federations at the end of 2019 which has led to a growing international network of female leaders, ready to deliver Gender Leadership seminars themselves in their respective federations.

15 participating countries are taking part in the project and moderators from the member federations will deliver the material.  This is being delivered by Lilly-Ann O’Hora, Women in Sport Officer and 10 participants from Ireland were invited to participate as they were identified as key stakeholders to the federation. The participants involved are current staff members from development to HP, coach developers and tutors, board members, Olympians, current athletes, and emerging practitioners that are actively engaged in our current and future programmes.

Women in Sport Officer, Lilly-Ann O’Hora said:

“This is a fantastic opportunity to connect both our current and future leaders of the sport but also an opportunity to begin critical to conversations on how we can align the programmes and services of AAI to support all our members!

“Thanks to the support and guidance of European Athletics, we can truly start a European-wide leadership movement to embrace the involvement of women in athletics. 

“There is immense power and opportunity when we gather like this, to learn and collaborate , all with a collective vision to encourage the growth of ourselves and our sport.”

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