Women In Sport Coaching Conference

Amber Barrett
Malahide Grand Hotel

Saturday December 3rd

Dear Attendee,

We are delighted to welcome you to the inaugural Sport Ireland Women In Sport Coaching Conference.

Sport Ireland are pleased to announce their first ever, Women in Sport Coaching Conference. Taking place on December 3rd from 9.45 – 16.00 in the Grand Hotel Malahide, Dublin, the conference invites female coaches, and male coaches of female athletes/teams, from teenage to adult level to join us for a day of presentations, panel discussions and breakout sessions. Those in attendance can expect to hear from Irish and International keynote speakers, coaches and coaching professionals who will share their knowledge and tips to unlocking potential and creating environments where their athletes flourish. Talks/workshops on the day include:

  • Creating environments for athletes to flourish
  • Coaching teenage girls
  • Nutrition and menstrual cycle and the female athlete
  • Creating psychological safety in your training group
  • Creating the right culture
  • Coaching high-performance athletes
  • Plus more

More speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.

Keynote speakers

Gail Donohue

Gail Donohue

Gail Donohue is a former national-level swimmer, and Olympic coach in Artistic Swimming. With her extensive personal experience in high-level sport, a BSc in Kinesiology, she is a recognized authority on her sport, leadership, and coaching. She has made numerous presentations on coaching and leadership to audiences around the world.

Gail is a Master Coach Developer and Coach Evaluator for the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) and is a passionate advocate for strengthening female coaching leadership. Gail has held the positions of Vice Chair on the boards of the Coaching Association of Canada and Canada Artistic Swimming and on the former boards of Coaches of Canada and the Coaching Association of BC.

Jo Hopkins

Jo Hopkins

A former International athlete and coach, a trained counsellor, teacher, consultant and adjunct of Hult Ashridge Executive Education, Jo uses the principles of neuroscience, psychology and sociology to underpin her thinking and practice in organisational and human behaviour. Her roles such as Performance Mentor for Team GB Performance Services Team, (Rio 2016) have honed her skills and processes working with world class performers and Senior Leadership teams who are required to deliver under extreme pressure.