Retaining Girls in Sport Workshop


Athletics Ireland and Rowing Ireland are delighted to announce our upcoming workshop ‘Retaining Girls in Sport’.

  • This workshop will take place on the 24th of November at 7pm.
  • This workshop is FREE and registered participants will be sent a Zoom link prior to the workshop.
  • This workshop has been supported by Sport Ireland and will be delivered by Dr Orlagh Farmer .

Women in Sport Officer, Lilly-Ann O’Hora said “We are delighted to be working with Rowing Ireland and Dr Orlagh Farmer on rolling out the ‘Retaining Girls in Sport’ workshop. This is a very important and relevant topic for our members. Retaining young girls in athletics is crucial for their health and well-being. As an organisation, we are aware that many of our clubs are tasked with retaining girls in the  between the ages of 13-18years, which can be quite difficult for coaches and sport developers. The purpose of this workshop is to increase awareness of the factors that influence young girls participation in sport and assist clubs in creating strategies and structures for long term retainment of young girls.”

This workshop will be presented to you by  Dr. Orlagh Farmer. Orlagh is a lecturer in sport education in Early Childhood Studies in Dundalk IT. She is also a qualified physical education teacher, and recently was awarded her do

ctorate in University College Cork. Her PhD research has focused on retaining girls in sport ("Gaelic4Girls" project) and she will provide insights on retainment and inclusivity strategies for our clubs and girls. Orlagh is a high performer herself and is currently playing for the Cork senior ladies football team since 2010 and has won 6 All Ireland titles.


Aim of workshop

Assist clubs in creating strategies and structures for long term retainment of young girls in sport.
Create suitable club environments that are dynamic and inclusive of all young girls in sport.


By the end of this workshop, coaches should have the ability to:

Understand the motivations, values, and barriers that young girls experience in athletics and rowing.
Recognise best practices that have been applied from some of our clubs.
Apply practical solutions and strategies to encourage retainment, and combat dropout.
Plan and deliver sessions to meet the members motivations.


Registration for this workshop can be done by clicking the following link -  RETAINING GIRLS IN SPORT WORKSHOP

For more information, please contact or 085 8060440

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