#WISWeek2024 – Ringcraft: Boxing Leadership, Mentorship & Education Programme for Women

As part of Women in Sport Week 2024, IABA’s Women in Sport Lead, Sophie Doolan, is launching the second round of its innovative programme for women in boxing.  Ringcraft is a boxing leadership, mentorship and education programme, and is open to any woman member of any boxing club – it was launched in September, and 20 women completed the first round.

The programme is in three phases. Phase One is essential, while Phase Two and Phase Three are optional, and can be tailored to the individual participant’s goals. In these phases, participants can select the learning opportunities that work best for them, for their club, and for their boxers.

Women taking part in Ringcraft do not need to holding a coaching qualification.

Phase One: Essential Learning

Online Brilliant Basics Mentoring Programme – Pre-recorded 5 hours learning

Live Zoom 1 – Intro to the Ringcraft programme

Live Zoom 2 – Group discussion around the Brilliant Basics online learning

Live Zoom 3 – Online Skills Development Session

Addition Education – Online

– Safeguarding athletes from harassment

– Anti-doping

– Communication and working relationships in sport

– Motivation and factors affecting motivation

Phase Two: Optional Learning

Sport Event Management

Supporting female performance in sport and fitness

Recovery techniques

Exercise & mental health

Microsoft Office

Phase Three: Additional Learning

IABA coaching, judging, refereeing certification

Education on the menstrual cycle and nutrition

Education in supporting participants in boxing with additional needs

Places are limited to 20 – intending participants can express their interest here. Wait-listing or short-listing may apply if the programme is over-subscribed.

For more information, please contact IABA Women in Sport Lead, Sophie Doolan – sophie@iaba.ie

Women in Sport Week Events.

IABA’s Women in Sport Lead, Sophie Doolan, has developed a series of events in line with Sport Ireland’s WIS week pillars, including:

March 4th: High Performance – profiling some of the key women in High Performance Boxing

March 5th: Visibility – IABA will launch Phase Two of the Ringcraft programme on Tuesday.

March 6th – IABA will replatfom to clubs the keynote advice development by the Women in Leadership Group in 2022 to assist clubs in supporting women and girls in our sport.

March 7th – Coaching & Officiating. IABA has asked clubs to contribute to the highlighting of women coaches and officials in their club.

March 8th – International Women’s Day

*IABA’s National Secretary will share a keynote message with women of Irish Boxing

*IABA’s brand new Youth Leadership programme will open to expressions of interest from young women

*IABA Ulster will host a Try It! day for primary and secondary school students in Belfast.