Due to demand, The Federation of Irish Sport with support from the Sport Ireland Women in Sport fund are running a second Board Readiness Training programme for females who have recently been appointed to an NGB/LSP board or who have never served on a board of a sporting organisation but have an interest in this area.

The programme will give an overview of the following topics.

  • Sporting landscape
  • Sport and Gender Equality
  • Legal context
  • Governance
  • Sporting Boards
  • Membership
  • Strategy

It will take place online via zoom on the following dates (Course is 4 weeks long)

  • Wednesday April 17th  7-9pm
  • Wednesday April 24th 7-9pm
  • Wednesday May 1st   7-9pm
  • Wednesday May 8th  7-9pm

Presented by Sarah O Shea 

Sarah O’ Shea is a qualified solicitor and holds an International Masters in Sports Law and Management. As a consultant Sarah works with a variety of sporting bodies including Sport Ireland, Rowing Ireland, Golf Ireland, Irish Boxing, Gymnastics Ireland, Horse Sport Ireland, Irish Squash, Irish Canoeing, and various others. She provides consultancy services including governance, strategic planning, training and advisory. She also works for two pharma clients providing governance consultancy services. With a colleague Sarah also designed and delivers a Women in Sport Leadership programme which has seen over 400 women attend since 2020.

It promises to be both informative and interactive programme that will ensure candidates are prepared to operate effectively at board level.

The programme is free, but places are limited and will be on a first come first served basis.

If you are interested or need more information, please contact alison.deane@irishsport.ie

Deadline for applications is COB on Friday April 12th 2024