Weightlifting Ireland (WI) unite with Sport Ireland’s vision for women in sport; one where women have an equal opportunity to achieve their full potential, while enjoying a lifelong involvement in sport.

Weightlifting Ireland endeavours to support Sport Ireland’s commitment to increase women’s sustained involvement in sport as coaches, volunteers, club members, athletes, officials, leaders, and participants from grassroots to the podium.

We are delighted to announce the four female members who have been selected to participant in this coaching scholarship programme:

  • Ava Brennan | (Leinster)
  • Eileen Lautenbach | (Connacht)
  • Déanna Sweeney | (Munster)
  • Rosie McCann | (Ulster)

The aim of the WIS Coaching Scholarship is to provide an opportunity for learning and to provide a support system around the female coach to develop and reach their coaching potential. Furthermore, the programme aims to increase the number of, and visibility of female coaches within the Weightlifting Ireland community, create female role models and to inspire other female members to progress into coaching.

Congratulations to all selected and thank you to those who sent in applications earlier this year. For more information on this scholarship, please follow the link : HERE