TeamUp Launch

Those interested in the Business of Women’s Sport should save the date for a special event looking at the success of campaigns to bring Women’s sport front and centre stage in Dublin on Wednesday, November 30th.

We will be revealing more details about this gathering for Sport for Business members with an active interest in Women’s sport over the coming weeks but places can be reserved from this morning below.

One of the areas we will be looking at is the success of the Women’s Sport Week currently underway in Britain and Northern Ireland.

Another initiative launched this week in Britain is one aimed at reaching out to 5,000 schools in Britain through a collaborative effort on the part of the governing bodies of Cricket, Netball and Hockey to promote team sport for girls.

The campaign title TeamUp will target primary and secondary schools in a joint effort to 6,000 teachers who will be given access to coaching training, equipment and resources to reach out to as many as 150,000 girls.

The initiative is backed by the British Government and based on England hosting three World Cup tournaments over the next three years.

“Our elite women’s cricket, hockey and netball teams have enjoyed great success in recent years, not least through the unforgettable hockey gold medal in Rio,” said Sports Minister Tracey Crouch.

“Hosting three consecutive women’s world cups is a perfect opportunity to build on this momentum and get more girls playing and enjoying team sports.”

“The TeamUp campaign will maximise the legacy of these events and help inspire the next generation of women sports stars.”

With Ireland hosting the Women’s Rugby World Cup in 2017 and a programme of engagement already planned to increase the number of players we will explore whether it is possible within Ireland to foster that same kind of collaborative effort.

Join us on November 30th if you believe you could be part of making a difference for Women in Sport in Ireland in 2017 and Beyond…