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)
TOPICS & FORMAT
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