Su Carty, IRFU and World Rugby

Less than 12 months ago Su Carty spoke at the Sport for Business Women in Sport Conference and smiled at the idea that she could be Ireland’s nominee to the World Rugby Council.

In March of this year that is what happened and she now sits as one of our three representatives on this Governing body for the global game.

Since this time last year she has been responsible alongside Mary Quinn for a full review of the Women’s Game in Ireland.  The output from that work will be published before the end of 2018 and is expected to raise the profile of Women’s Rugby, and the backing it receives considerably.

Carty was elected to the IRFU Committee in 2018 as well where she serves on subcommittees relating to Rugby Operations, Third Level Sport and the Women’s Game.

In a sport where progress had previously been slow, she is on the cutting edge of proving that gender is not a pre-qualification for administration.

As a former player and referee she knows a thing or three about the sport and is bringing that experience to bear more now than has ever been the case before.

50 Women of Influence in Irish Sport 2018 is brought to you by Sport for Business in partnership with our friends at Liberty Insurance.

Over the coming weeks, we will identify more leaders on and off the field of play. They will include those who are role models in terms of their abilities and what they have achieved. They will come from teams and individual sports, from sponsorship partners, from the media, from the administrative corridors of power and from places where influence may be subtle but no less powerful.

We want your voice in who the remainder should be. Who do you come across in your working life within sport, or in your position as an observer, that you feel deserves recognition.

Contact us today Quoting Women in Sport 2018 Nomination to let us know who you think should be joining us.

This year we will be inviting each of our nominated 50 to join us at our Annual Women in Sport Conference, hosted this year in the studios of RTÉ on Wednesday morning, December 5th.

We will be unveiling the line up of speakers we have joining us over the coming weeks and will make places available to book, initially for Sport for Business members, from Monday, October 17th.

We will also be publishing this year’s Women of Influence list, together with other interviews and content relating to the cause of promoting Women in Sport in a commemorative booklet.

If you would like to highlight the work your organisation is doing in this area as part of this project CONTACT US TODAY, Quoting Women in Sport 2019 Partnership and let’s talk about the options that are available.