Applications are now open for the Women’s Coaching Pathway 2021


The Women’s Coaching Pathway is an exciting initiative for female coaches and aspiring coaches. The programme gives participants the opportunity to improve their knowledge, expand their network and develop leadership and coaching skills in a supported, collaborative environment alongside coaches from Athletics Ireland, Cycling Ireland, IABA, Rowing Ireland and Triathlon Ireland.

In 2020, four NGBs partnered together to devise a supportive programme for Women in Coaching. The first year of the programme saw 25 female coaches from Rowing, Triathlon, Cycling and Boxing receive support in personal and professional development, mentorship, coach education and hands-on experience in their respective High Performance teams. The programme was successful in progressing coaches along the pathway and many participants reported increased confidence, understanding of their coaching style and feeling part of a support network.

This year, we in Athletics Ireland are coming on board, and we are committed to taking in a new cohort of ambitious female coaches, looking to develop along the coaching pathway in athletics.


What’s Involved?

Six coaches per sport will be selected to receive the following supports as part of the programme:

  • Personal Development Coaching Workshops with Jo Hopkins Consulting online
  • Access to Coach Education
  • A trained Mentor
  • Multi sport networking opportunities
  • Support from their respective NGB’s Women in Sport Officers.

Triathlon Ireland, Rowing Ireland, Cycling Ireland, Athletics Ireland and the Irish Athletic Boxing Association all recognise the need to see more women in lead coaching positions in their sport and want to support coaches along that pathway.


How to Apply

Applications will be accepted between the 8th and 20th of September.

If you have ambition to develop your coaching skills and are looking for a support network to help facilitate that ambition, please complete the following application form and return it to by September 20th 2021.

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