• Cycling Ireland, Confederation of Irish Golf, Irish Flying Disc Association, Rowing Ireland and Volleyball Ireland awarded live streaming opportunities for 2020
  • Visibility is key to growing interest and participation for women in sport. 

Today, the Federation of Irish Sport announced the recipients of the ‘Showcase your sportswomen live’ fund which is supported by Sport Ireland and delivered by Pundit Arena. Recipients will be awarded the services of Pundit Arena to live stream a sporting event where there is female participation. The fund is operated with thanks to Women in Sport funding provided by Sport Ireland for 2020.

The streaming package will see 5 sporting events brought to life across Pundit Arena and the NGBs platforms including elements of social media promotion and support, key interviews and the event streaming itself. The events covered in 2020 will include Track Cycling International, Ultimate Frisbee test match v Great Britain, Level Par Golf Conference, Splash ‘n’ Dash @ Grand Canal Doc and Volleyball National League Finals.

Speaking about the recipients, Federation CEO Mary O’Connor said “We are delighted to announce the worthy recipients today. The volume and quality of applications was exceptionally high and we are excited to be able to bring such fantastic and innovative events to life in 2020. It is vital that women in sport are given the opportunity to be as visible as possible and that such events are shared with as wide an audience as possible to help grow participation across all sports.”

Women in Sport Lead for Sport Ireland, Nora Stapleton speaking at the announcement said, “Sport Ireland is delighted to provide investment to the Federation of Irish Sport through the Women in Sport programme. Visibility is one of the key target areas of the Women in Sport Policy and thus supporting initiatives such as this means that visibility and profile of our female role models in sport is increasing.”

The Federation and Pundit Arena look forward to working with the successful NGBs throughout 2020 to bring their events to life and showcase the talent, skill and entertainment on offer in their respective sports. Further details on the times and dates of streaming activities will be available early in the new year.

The fund is the latest piece of work by the Federation, who are also involved in the 20×20 campaign, to help increase the visibility of women in sport.

For further information contact sinead.conroy@irishsport.ie