Drop in style sessions, so you can come to just one or come to them all. Suitable for beginners of all ages, learn the basics and build your skills to orienteer.
Get Ready for Bike Week with a 6 week adult cycling programme
Walking Football Information and Coaching Clinic, Thursday 28th April
New Swimmin’Women Midlife programme at WaterPoint Enniscrone
This is a 6-hour theory and practical course taking place at Sligo Regional Sports Centre, suitable for teachers / coaches
Taking place on Sunday 16th January
Closing date for entry is Monday 6th December 2021
Date: Thursday 4th November to Thursday 16th December 2021
Time: Seven part course taking place every Thursday 7-8.30pm, online via zoom
Cost: €40 per participant
Following on from the Women in Sport webinar, SSRP are delighted to bring a bespoke Women in Sport Leadership Course to the clubs of Sligo, the first time this highly rated national course is being rolled out at County level.
This 7 week course is designed and delivered by experienced consultants Lisa Clancy and Sarah O’Shea, who have themselves worked at the highest levels in Irish sport and also hold volunteer Board positions as Vice President of Paralympics Ireland and Honorary General Secretary Olympic Federation Ireland respectively. They bring their extensive experience to the programme.
This leadership programme has proved to be hugely successful with over 140 participants spanning over 30 sporting bodies. SSRP is delighted to be in a position to offer this course to female volunteers involved in various roles at club level.
The aim of the programme is to provide training, guidance, and expertise to support women to thrive in leadership positions in sport. It will give women across Sligo the opportunity to learn additional skills, increase their confidence and build networks across sports.
The interactive practical classes allow each participant to work and focus on their own development, while also learning from others and hearing about their experiences of leadership. Topics will include effective communication, values, networking and collaboration, crisis management and influence and change.
The programme is specifically designed for female leaders over the age of 18 years old working or volunteering within sport (committee members, officials, volunteers, coaches etc.) but it is also suitable for females that are involved in sport and want to pursue a position of leadership.
Sports Co-ordinator Deirdre Lavin stated
“For many years we have invested in creating opportunities for women to participate in different sports and we are now delighted to focus on the area of leadership and we encourage all clubs to get involved in supporting more women to step into leadership roles.”
Places will be offered via application process and as the course is heavily subsidised through Sport Ireland Dormant Accounts Volunteer Support Programme, we are able to offer it at €40 per participant. Selection criteria will take into consideration diversity of sports representation (major/minority) and geographical spread.
Application deadline is 20th October at 12pm.
Register your expression of interest at: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/course-women-in-sport-leadership-
Additional Course Information
Course content includes modules on:
- Leadership and values
- Networking and collaboration
- Handling challenging situations and developing resilience
- Crisis management
- Influencing in leadership
- Communications and developing your personal brand
- Governance in sport
- Change management
Further, all participants will receive a one-on-one coaching session with a course tutor and support in producing their own Personal Development Plan. Guest speakers will also provide insight into their own leadership experiences.
The course will take the format of interactive sessions including opportunities for breakout rooms. A relaxed and supportive environment is fostered throughout to enhance the learning experiences for all.
A network of women in sport leaders in Sligo will be established to maintain this support long after the course has been concluded.
Bringing community together for a weekly dip, in a relaxed, social and safe environment.
Swim Ireland’s Weekly Dippers programme, meet once a week all over Ireland for a dip under the watchful eye of a Swim Ireland Coach. SSRP are delighted to support the initiative locally based at Ennsicrone, Aughris, Easkey and Dorrins Strand.
Dippers can join the session at any stage during the hour, and after each session our coach will join the Dippers for refreshments to answer any questions.
It’s open to all ages and abilities and is free of charge. There is no pre-registration. Just rock up on the right day and at the right time and look for our attending coach.
Who is Weekly Dippers for?
Weekly Dippers is aimed at those looking to join a regular dipping group in their area.
If you’re new to dipping and want some company and confidence, Weekly Dippers is for you. But it’s also for anyone who wants to make new swim friends and get some regular advice from our Swim Ireland Coach.
What happens at Weekly Dippers?
The attending coach will arrive in good time before the scheduled start time of the hour Weekly Dippers session.
As you arrive, you will be greeted by your attending coach, who will give you an update on conditions and answer any questions you have about today’s dip.
Then you’re free to get in for your dip, and get out whenever you please.
It’s good practice to buddy up with someone in open water, even if you are only dipping, so bring a friend, or ask one of your fellow Weekly Dippers.
Your coach can help you buddy up too!
What do I need to bring?
Weekly Dippers is about getting in and enjoying the water with others.
- We recommend you always bring the following:
- Bright pink, yellow, orange or green silicone swimming hat
- Goggles suitable for open water
- Woolly hat, gloves and extra body layers for afterwards
- A hot drink or soup in a flask and some energy-rich snacks
- A friend – or two!
- Questions for our coach
Where do I sign up?
No pre-registration is needed for Weekly Dippers. Just head to your Weekly Dippers location on the set day at the right time and check-in with our attending coach when you arrive.
Check out Swim Ireland’s full Weekly Dippers calendar below, https://www.swimireland.ie/open-water/weekly-dippers
Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership is delighted to announce our upcoming Sligo Women in Sport Series.
First up, we are inviting you to our free Women in Sport Webinar, on Wednesday 13th October at 7pm as we look to the future of women in sport leadership here in Sligo. Whether you are female or male, a player or coach, a parent or volunteer, a mentor or administrator, everyone is welcome. We think that you all will gain a great insight into how we can all progress developing women in sport for the benefit of the entire community in Sligo.
Our inspirational guest speakers will talk us through the varied and differing perspectives of women in sport leadership including Nora Stapleton, Sport Ireland’s Women in Sport lead and former international rugby player. Further guest speakers will be announced shortly. It is set to be an informative and engaging evening.
We will also release the findings of our recent Women in Sport survey as we reflect on the current landscape of sport for women in Sligo while we will also looking to the future.