Women & Girls In Sport

Women & Girls In Sport

Sports Personalities to address Drop Out of Girls in Sport

An influential  panel of speakers will examine issues of drop out in sport through a Girls and Women in Sport Seminar’ which takes place on Friday 23rd March from 10am-1pm in the Twin Trees Hotel Ballina.  The event will deal with various topics including the importance of staying active, the issues around dropout, barriers/facilitators to girls/women’s sport and positive change.

This regional seminar organised by Mayo Sports Partnership and supported by both Mayo and Roscommon County Councils  is an initiative funded through the Healthy Ireland fund.

Speakers will include Olympic Swimmer Grainne Murphy, Mayo Ladies GAA stars Fiona Mc Hale and Sarah Rowe, Irish Women’s Rugby player Mairead Hopkins and local Hammer athlete Michela Walsh   This free Seminar is  targeted at secondary school, third level girls & women throughout County Mayo. MC for the day is Head of Sport for Midwest Radio Angelina Nugent. Angelina will also chair a panel discussion with a Q&A session directly afterwards.

 

Local Girl Mairead Hopkins on Panel Discussion

Local Girl Mairead Hopkins on Panel Discussion

Sarah Rowe also on Panal Discussion

Sarah Rowe also on Panal Discussion

In advance of the seminar Head of Community and Engagement with Mayo County Council Siofra Kilcullen said “Mayo County Council is honoured to support such an ambitious event and are delighted to welcome such a prestigious panel of inspirational and influential guests. Healthy Ballina is one of the pilot programmes the Healthy Mayo Network is rolling out and we see this seminar as a key initiative to promote girls and women’s participation in sport / physical activity.  ”

Healthy Ballina Co-ordinator Deirdre Donnelly added

“Girls and young women are a major target group and our goal is to create awareness around sport and physical activity for them. We would hope that young women will bring away a positive message relating to staying active and also very importantly about being treated equally in sport”

Roscommon County Council Social Inclusion Officer Sarah Wetherald also added her support for this event

“While we all know the importance of involvement in sport from a physical perspective the mental well being of young girls is also extremely important and sport can play a powerful role in promoting this

Anyone who is interested in promoting women’s participation in sport and physical activity such as parents, coaches, teachers etc are also invited to attend this FREE event. Interest is sure to be high so to book your place contact Mayo Sports Partnership on 094-9047025 or email msp@mayococo.ie. Some light lunchtime refreshments will be served.

 

For more information Please visit  Mayo Sports Partnership 

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