Women In Sport (WIS) Week is just around the corner, taking place between the 6th and 12th of March, and we couldn’t be more excited! This week-long event aims to promote and highlight the ongoing work of Sport Ireland, NGBs, LSPs, and other stakeholders and funded bodies, under the topic of Women in Sport.
The week will celebrate every woman and girl who plays, coaches, officiates, volunteers, works in, and leads out on WIS. It’s a fantastic opportunity to acknowledge the contribution of women and girls in sports and highlight the importance of gender equality in sports.
WIS Week is not just about celebrating the achievements of women in sport, but it’s also about encouraging and reminding men and boys to be allies for women in sports. We want to make sure that everyone is aware of the barriers that women in sport face and how everyone can help to remove these barriers to make sports more inclusive and diverse.
So, whether you’re a woman involved in sports or a man who wants to support gender equality in sports, this week is for you. Join us in celebrating women in sport, promoting gender equality, and raising awareness about the importance of women’s participation in sports.
Let’s make Women In Sport Week 2023 one to remember!
Check out the amazing programs we have taking place all over Wicklow:
Are you new to trail running? Join us for a beginner-friendly meet-up on Saturday, March 11th at 9:45 am, starting at Bray Promenade South (opposite Star Leisure).
Our very own She Summits founder, Alicia Christofi-Walshe, will be there to share her experience and advice on how to get started with trail and mountain running. You’ll also have the opportunity to join Alicia on a beginner-level trail run through some local Bray trails.
The guided run will be at an easy pace, with a mix of hiking and jogging, and plenty of breaks to take in the scenery and chat. We’ll also offer tips on ascending, descending, kit, and trail safety.
The event is free, but registration is required. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to get started with trail running!
Beginner level trail run: Saturday, Mar 11th at 10AM
Are you looking to empower yourself, build confidence and learn some self-defence skills? Then join us for our Girls Kickboxing & Self Defence Taster Session class, in celebration of Women in Sport Week!
Led by experienced instructors, this class is the perfect introduction to kickboxing and self-defence for girls of all ages and skill levels. You’ll learn the basic techniques of kickboxing, from punches and kicks to blocks and footwork, all while getting a great workout and having fun with like-minded women.
In addition, our self-defence training will equip you with practical skills to protect yourself in a variety of situations. From learning how to avoid danger to how to respond if you’re ever attacked, you’ll feel more confident and capable in your daily life.
So come and celebrate Women in Sport Week with us, and take the first step towards becoming a stronger, more empowered version of yourself. We can’t wait to kick and punch our way to greatness together!
Date & Time: Tue, 7 March 2023, 17:00
Venue: Bray Bowl
Target Audience: Ages 12 – 17 years
Looking to try something new and exciting this Women in Sport Week? Join us for a Women’s Kickboxing and Self Defence Taster Session class!
Our experienced instructors will guide you through the basics of kickboxing and self defence techniques in a safe and supportive environment. You’ll get a great workout while learning valuable skills to help you feel more confident and empowered.
Whether you’re a complete beginner or have some experience in martial arts, this taster session is a great opportunity to try something new and meet like-minded women who share your passion for fitness and self improvement.
So come along and celebrate Women in Sport Week with us by discovering the power of kickboxing and self defence! Sign up now to secure your spot in our taster session class.
Date & Time: Tue, 7 March 2023, 18:00
Venue: Bray Bowl
Target Audience: Ages 18+
Join us for our Women’s Taekwondo Taster Session class! Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or a complete beginner, our class is perfect for women of all fitness levels and experience.
Come and discover the physical and mental benefits of Taekwondo in a fun and supportive environment. Our experienced instructors will guide you through the basics of this dynamic martial art, helping you to build strength, flexibility, and agility while also improving your focus and concentration.
Not only will you learn practical self-defense skills, but you’ll also be part of a community that celebrates women in sport and empowers women to reach their full potential. So why not try something new and challenge yourself this Women in Sport Week? Sign up for our Women’s Taekwondo Taster Session class today and let’s kick some butt together!
Date & Time: Tue, 7 March 2023, 19:00
Venue: Coral Leisure Arklow
Target Audience: Women aged 16+
Ladies, it’s time to get your game face on and celebrate Women in Sport Week with our Women’s GAA Handball Taster Session!
Join us for a fun-filled class where you’ll learn the basics of handball in a supportive and encouraging environment. Our experienced instructors will guide you through the rules of the game, teach you techniques to improve your handball skills, and help you get a great workout while having a blast.
Not only will you improve your fitness and hand-eye coordination, but you’ll also have the opportunity to connect with like-minded women who share your passion for sports. It’s the perfect way to celebrate Women in Sport Week and empower yourself to reach new heights both on and off the court.
So grab your workout gear, bring a friend, and join us for a Women’s GAA Handball Taster Session that you won’t forget! Sign up now and let’s get ready to dominate the court together.
Date & Time: Wed, 8 March 2023, 20:00 – 21:00
Venue: Coolboy Handball Club, Raheenglass
Target Audience: Ages 18+
Are you looking for an exciting new sport to try out? Come and join us at Coolboy Handball Club for our FREE GAA Handball Taster Session aimed specifically at girls aged 10 to 17 years old!
Our expert coaches will introduce you to the basics of the game, including serving, hitting and scoring. You’ll get a chance to play with other girls your age and have loads of fun while getting active and learning new skills.
GAA Handball is a fantastic way to keep fit, build teamwork skills, and make new friends. It’s also a great opportunity to try out a new sport that you might just fall in love with!
Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to get involved in GAA Handball! Book your spot now for our FREE taster session at Coolboy Handball Club.
Date & Time: Wed, 8 March 2023, 19:00
Venue: Coolboy Handball Club, Raheenglass
Target Audience: Ages 10 – 17
Join us for a fun and social Women’s Soccer Session at Shoreline Leisure in Bray on Thursday, 9th March 2023 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm.
Whether you’re a seasoned player or just looking to try something new, our session is perfect for all skill levels. Our experienced coaches will guide you through a variety of drills and exercises designed to improve your game, while you have fun and meet new people.
Not only is soccer a great way to stay active and improve your fitness, but it’s also an excellent opportunity to build your confidence and boost your mental wellbeing. Our women’s only session provides a supportive and inclusive environment where you can develop your skills and have a laugh with like-minded women.
So, lace up your boots, grab your friends, and come join us for a Women’s Soccer Session at Shoreline Leisure in Bray. You’re sure to have a great time and maybe even discover a new passion for the game!
Date & Time: Thurs, 9 March 2023, 19:00 – 20:00
Venue: Shoreline Leisure, bray
Target Audience: Ages 16+
Join us for a FREE Pilates class at the Hollywood Community Centre on Friday, 10 March 2023, at 19:30!
Pilates is a low-impact workout that focuses on building strength, flexibility, and balance. It’s perfect for women of all fitness levels, whether you’re a beginner or an experienced athlete.
Plus, this class is totally free! It’s a great opportunity to try something new and meet other women in your community. So grab your workout gear and come join us for a fun, energizing evening.
Don’t forget to invite your friends and spread the word! We can’t wait to see you there.
Date: Fri, 10 March 2023
Venue: Hollywood Community Centre
Come & join us for a wrap-up instructor lead Women in Sport Week celebration 10KM hike.
The Glendalough Spinc Walk (White Route) in the Wicklow Mountains National Park is a moderate 10 KM loop walk that will bring you around the north side of the Glendalough Upper Lac, pass the old Miner Village, up along a rocky trail along the Glenealo falls until you cross the same river on a bridge towards the boardwalk on the Spinc ridge that overlooks the spectacular Glendalough Valley.
Date & Time: Sun, 12 March 2023 from 09:45 to 16:00
Venue: The Upper Lake Carpark Glendalough
Date and time: Fri, 10 March 2023, 12:00 – 13:00
For Women in Sport Week, Fingal Orienteerig Club, in conjunction with Orienteering Ireland, is organising a special introductory session to the sport of orienteering for women (and accompanying children), at their event on Sunday 12th March, in Fauna Forest, near the village of Donard, Co.Wicklow.
Orienteering is an exciting and challenging outdoor adventure sport that exercises body and mind. The aim is to find your way around a series of checkpoints, using only a map, compass, and your brains.
It is suitable for all ages, fitness levels and abilities.
Date and time: Sun, 12 March 2023, 10:30 – 12:00
Adjusting the Sails : A conversation exploring how the adventure, tenacity, intuition and focus we access through water-sports reverberates in our everyday. Following the popular FLOW STATE SWIMMING talk series ‘The Water and Me’, Open-water Prone Paddleboarder Damien Wildes and Offshore Sailor Pam Lee, will be in conversation in Greystones Sailing Club on Friday 10th March.
Pam is a professional offshore sailor who holds Around Ireland World Records, has participated in and won some of the world’s toughest ocean races, and accumulated extensive offshore miles, including crossing the Atlantic nine times. Damien, who recently became the first person to cross the Irish Sea on prone-board, will be asking Pam about her experiences, how she carved out her career in a tough industry and her focus on using her sport as a tool for female empowerment.
Pam has just been nominated for Irish Sailor of the Year selected to be part of the squad preparing to take on the 100% Female Jules Verne Trophy in 2025.
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To celebrate Women in Sport Week Wicklow Archers will be holding an Archery Come & Try event on Saturday, March 11th from 12-1pm at their outdoor range near Enniskerry.
Led by their experienced coaching team, this event is a fantastic opportunity for women to try their hand at archery and learn from some of the best in the business. Spaces for the event are limited, so be sure to sign up now through the registration form below.
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