WIS Technical Official Development Programme

Weightlifting Ireland hosted a Women in Sport, Technical Official Development Programme which encouraged more women to become a weightlifting referee at club level. 

Congratulations to our new Level 1 club referees: Phil Brown (CFI Weightlifting Club), Ruth Deasy (Capital Strength Weightlifting Club), Sinéad Ryan (Unattached), Shauna Keane (Spartans Weightlifting Club), Aoife Bradley (Capital Strength Weightlifting Club), Katherine Boylan (Capital Strength Weightlifting Club), Isla Hoe (Capital Strength Weightlifting Club), Freya Hammer (Capital Strength Weightlifting Club), Kate Meenan (Unattached).

Also in this photograph is Lucy Moore-Fox (Referee) and Peter Caroll (Weightlifting Ireland Secretary) which was taken on 14th of December 2019.

About Sport Ireland’s Women in Sport Policy

The Women in Sport policy expresses Sport Ireland’s commitment to women in sport. It builds on the significant work which has already been undertaken in this area within the sport sector to date and, in recognising the opportunity to make a significant impact on the lives of women through their involvement in sport, it provides a blueprint for Sport Ireland’s future work.

Sport Ireland is committed to increasing women’s sustained involvement as coaches, volunteers, club members, athletes, advocates, leaders and participants from grassroots to podium. 

It is aligned with the Government’s National Sports Policy 2018 – 2027 and forms a key element of Sport Ireland’s new corporate strategy.

Four key areas which have emerged as current gaps and future opportunities for women in sport are:   

● Coaching and officiating   

● Active Participation    

● Leadership and Governance   

● Visibility

For more information regarding the Women in Sport policy click here.