Women In Sport Programme
The Women in Sport Programme was established in 2005 and to date over €19 million has been invested through National Governing Bodies and Local Sports Partnerships. A key aim of the programme is to have equal participation between males and females in sport. The gender gradient in sports participation has closed from 15.7% to 4.5% since 2007 according to the most recent Irish Sports Monitor (2017)
Through the Women in Sport Programme, many national governing bodies for sport, have developed innovative programmes which target groups of young girls, teenage girls and older adults. The programmes are not solely focused on participation, but also look at the areas of leadership and coaching initiatives.
Mayo Sport and Recreation Partnership is fully committed to supporting Women in Sport Programmes throughout County Mayo. Mayo Sports Partnership makes an annual application to Sport Ireland for funding for projects under the its ‘Women in Sport’ programme.
Our Women in Sport programmes include:
- Women’s Mini Marathon
- Women’s Try a Tri
- Girls Active
- It’s for Girls
Along with all our programmes which are inclusive to Women, Couch to 5K, Sofa to Saddle, Community Walking programme, Swim for a Mile.