Introducing: IABA Women in Sport & Inclusion Officer, Sophie Doolan.

As part of our International Women’s Day events, IABA is delighted to formally welcome Women in Sport & Inclusion Officer, Sophie Doolan.

Sophie has spent much of her life volunteering in sport, as a coach and as an elected official– she is Head Coach of the TU Dublin Tallaght Campus Men and Women’s Volleyball teams and the first woman coach of the TU Dublin Men’s Varsity Volleyball team. She understands huge investment of time each IABA coach and elected official makes to ensure boxers are given the best possible training and clubs are run to the highest standard.

Sophie has previously worked as Operations & Competitions Coordinator in Volleyball Ireland, where she gained tournament and project management experience, was a member of Sport Ireland’s Physical Activity for Health & Well-Being committee and founded TU Dublin’s  Women in Sport & Physical Activity Society

Sophie’s dual role is to support increasing the participation of women and girls in boxing, in competing, participating, coaching, officiating and administrative roles, and to help and support clubs in becoming even more inclusive than they already are.

Today, she will be launching IABA’s first Women in Sport policy, and a ground breaking campaign women’s coaching and officiating programme. Sophie can be contacted on all Women in Sport and Inclusion matters through