The Women’s Student Coaching Academy is back!


The application process for female students to join the 2022-23 Women’s Student Coaching Academy is now open.

The Women’s Student Coaching Academy is a collaborative programme between SSI, Sport Ireland, 26 third level institutions and ten national governing bodies of sport (NGBs). The 10 NGBs include Athletics Ireland, Badminton Ireland, Basketball Ireland, the Camogie Association, the Football Association of Ireland, Hockey Ireland, the Irish Rugby Football Union, the Ladies Gaelic Football Association, Rowing Ireland, and Volleyball Ireland.

The aim of the academy is to provide the female student coaches with the support system that will enable them to develop and reach their coaching potential. Furthermore, the academy aims to increase the number, and visibility, of female coaches in third level institutions and create female role models for other female students to progress into coaching.

After a successful pilot year for the academy in the 2021-22 academic year, over 30 female coaches completed the programme, with several of the students hoping to continue in the academy for the coming year.

The application process is now open and the application form can be downloaded HERE.

The 2022-23 academy is open to continuing students only and not open to first year students.

The closing date for receipt of applications is August 8th

For any additional information, please contact or visit Student Sport

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