Registration Open: #FollowHerLead2022 Menstrual Cycle & Nutrition Online Seminar.

Our Women in Sport Lead, Louise McKenzie, is now opening registration for the Menstrual Cycle & Nutrition online seminar, which is part of asuite of new programmes, coach and club resources to further the work clubs are already doing in supporting women and girls in boxing.

The 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.

 Clubs can register here.  

Stephen will also discuss some key nutrition strategies which will help us to optimise our diet during this time, thus helping us to maintain a healthy weight and immune system. He will also discuss how weigh cutting can be done correctly and how doing it wrong can have a negative impact on performance. Stephen’s presentation will last approximately 60 minutes, followed by a Q&A session via Chat function.

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

  • Lead – Women’s Boxing Programme: IABA will fund the provision of a free 6-week programme for new women members in 20 clubs. Later this week, clubs will be asked to express their interest in running this programme in the coming weeks. We’ll also provide social media images and logos to help clubs advertise their participation in this free programme.
  • 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

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.