Student Sport Ireland Women’s Coaching Academy – Applications Open

Student Sport Ireland (SSI) has announced that applications for the 2022-23 Women’s Student Coaching Academy is now open.

The Women’s Student Coaching Academy is a collaborative programme between SSI, Sport Ireland, 26 third level institutions and ten national governing bodies of sport (NGBs). One of these NGB’s is Hockey Ireland.

The aim of the academy is to provide female student coaches with the support system that will enable them to develop and reach their coaching potential. Furthermore, the academy aims to increase the number, and visibility, of female coaches in third level institutions and create female role models for other female students to progress into coaching.

After a successful pilot year for the academy in the 2021-22 academic year, over 30 female coaches completed the programme, with several of the students hoping to continue in the academy for the coming year.

The 2022-23 academy is open to continuing students only and not open to first year students.

The closing date for receipt of applications is August 8th, with the aim to have suitable students confirmed and ready to begin the academy in the first week of September.

More information on the programme and application process can be found HERE.