Women in Sport

A group of children sitting on a bench surrounded by various sports equipment

Sport Ireland’s vision for Women in Sport is one where women have an equal opportunity to achieve their full potential, while enjoying a lifelong involvement in sport.

Vision Sports embodies this ethos across all events, opportunities and actions.

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Vision Sports works to actively promote sporting opportunities to girls and women of all ages who are blind or vision impaired.

Vision Sports actively engages with and promotes Sport Ireland’s Women in Sport Policy, promoting active advancement and attention towards female involvement, leadership and participation in pillars of:

  • Coaching and Officiating
  • Active Participation
  • Leadership and Governance
  • Visibility

Vision Sports aims for equal representation on all social media posts, and a minimum of 40% female representation on the Board of Directors.

The front cover of the Visibility for Women in Sport research. The background images are of a woman playing rugby and some girls laughing. The text reads

Visibility for Women in Sport Research

In 2021, Vision Sports began a journey to address the under representation of people who are blind or vision impaired in sport, with particular focus on low rates of participation for girls and women. In partnership with NCBI, Vision Sports started the conversation on exercise habits, participation levels, barriers and promoters for girls and women who are blind and visually impaired to gain a greater understanding of supports and opportunities required.

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Sara Mc Fadden | Women in Sport Lead

Vision Sports Ireland, NCBI, Whitworth Road, Dublin 9.
Email: sara.visionsports@ncbi.ie

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