#WePlay: Inspiring Girls in Sport – Swim Ireland Conference

Swim Ireland will be running a Conference entitled #WePlay: Inspiring Girls in Sport on Thursday, 6th July on the National Sports Campus in the Indoor Arena. The Conference is funded through the Sport Ireland Women in Sport Programme.

We are hoping to have 500 females aged 12-18 from about 10 sports to attend on the day. I have included a draft schedule below. We will have a number of high profile athletes in attendance with Olympic Psychologist Niamh Fitzpatrick also speaking on the day.

Swim Ireland is delighted to offer the Conference to all regional squad members free of charge. As well as the girls attending we would also like to invite regional squad boys to the Campus for the day where Swim Ireland will have arranged a number of activities. As you’ll see at the end we are also hoping to let the girls try out some of the other sports on the day.

The conference is also open to all Swim Ireland Club members at a cost of €10 and can be booked here.



#WePlay: Inspiring Girls in Sport
A one day conference for 12-18 year old females involved in sport exploring health and well-being as a competitive athlete.

Date: Thursday, 6th July, 2017
Time: 10am – 6pm
Cost: €10 (includes lunch)

9am – 10am                     Registration
10am – 10.15am              Welcome and Opening

SESSION 1 (10am – 1.30pm) 

10.15am -11am               Body Image Panel: 4 x High Performance Athletes from a number of sports
11am – 11.15am              Break
11.15am – 12.30pm       Workshops: Body Image
12.30pm – 1.30pm        Lunch

SESSION 2 (1.30pm – 4pm)

1.30pm – 2pm               Workshop Summary
2pm – 3pm                    Encouraging a healthy athlete mindset: looking after yourself, being true to yourself and loving your body
3pm – 4pm                    Balance – Balancing life as an athlete – sport, friends, family, school

SESSION 3 (4pm – 6pm)
4pm – 4.15pm               Closing
4.15pm – 6pm               Sport Try Outs – Experience another sport of your choice and tour of the National Sports Campus

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