#FollowHerLead2022 Lead-Women’s Boxing Programme Expressions Of Interest Launched.

IABA Women in Sport Lead, Louise McKenzie, is now opening expressions of interest for the Lead – Women’s Boxing Programme.

IABA will fund the provision of a free 6-week programme for new women members in 20 clubs. The expression of interest form is attached, and the clubs will be included in the programme on a first come, first served, basis. We’ll provide social media images and logos to help clubs advertise their participation in this free programme. This programme is only available to affiliated clubs in RoI.

The opening of expressions of interest in the Lead-Women’s Boxing Programme follows the opening of registration on Monday for the Menstrual Cycle & Nutrition online seminar. This free seminar, open to affiliated clubs, is being will be facilitated by Stephen Floyd, Performance Nutritionist, and will focus the impact of restrictive diets & weight making has on the menstrual cycle, health & performance. There are a couple of places left and

clubs can register here.  

Additional resources will be released over the coming weeks and include:

  • The IABA Women’s Mentor group, all of whom are graduates of the Sport Ireland Women in Sport Leadership programme, is gathering tips, advice and guidance for any club which wishes to increase the number of women and girls in their membership. This leaflet will be released in March.
  • Champions – IABA will shortly invite expressions of interest from key women of boxing in every county to act as Boxing Ambassadors to women competitors, sports administrators, coaches and volunteers in their areas.

This first pillar of programmes and resources will be followed later this year by second suite of supports for clubs, and Louise welcomes your input on how best to support bringing more women and girls in to boxing in training, in competition, coaching or volunteering. You can get in touch with Louise through louise.mckenzie@iaba.ie

IABA is also preparing for Sport Ireland’s Women in Sport Week, March 7th to 14th, when we will celebrate the role of women in boxing, be that in training, in volunteering, in coaching, competing, or sports administration, across all of our social media platforms.