The Women in Coaching Toolkit aims to overcome these barriers to participation and progression for women coaches and to encourage, support and drive organisational change.
Thus, ensuring female coaches are visible and involved at every level of their sport and an environment exists where all coaches flourish.
Coaching and officiating is a key pillar of the Women in Sport Policy. Significant work has been undertaken to broaden the coaching base to include more women from grassroots to high performance. This toolkit is the culmination of research and will be a practical support to the sector. We know that there are less women coaches in Ireland than men and that the percentage of women coaching versus men declines as the level of sport increases. The information included in this toolkit will support organisations as they look to change this trend. This Toolkit will support key stakeholders at all levels to begin to create an inclusive environment and support women coaches to get involved in and remain in coaching roles.