Sport Ireland have launched a sports punditry training initiative for women 1 year ago

Sport Ireland have launched a sports punditry training initiative for women

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The new initiative will provide women with training in sports analysis and punditry.


If you've had your eyes on a career in the sporting industry, we've got good news for you!

Sport Ireland are now seeking applications for a six-month training course in sports punditry and analysis for radio and television, as part of their Women in Sport Programme.

Over the course of six months, the successful applicants will be trained in pre, during and post sport event analysis and punditry.

And the training sounds pretty well-rounded as it includes working in a live-studio environment, preparation and research for broadcasts and on-air delivery, as well as how to build those all-important relationships with broadcasters, players and governing bodies.


The initiative aims to increase female visibility across all areas of sport and add to the pool of female pundit candidates available to broadcasters.

The training is aimed at women who have a love for sport, a flair for analysing matches and are seeking a career in the media. For more information and to apply, click here.

Staying with our sporting theme over the next few weeks, Girls with Goals has teamed up with Sport Ireland to profile some of Ireland's most inspiring women in sport.


In the latest episode, we chatted to Nora Stapleton, a former rugby union player and current Women in Sport Lead at Sport Ireland, about participation, visibility and leadership.

Listen to the full episode by clicking the link below:


Nora discussed her own career as well as female representation and leadership in sport.

She also chatted about the Sport Ireland Women in Sport Policy and some recent research that has highlighted the barriers teenage girls can face when it comes to engaging with sport.

You can listen to the full episode here.

Participating in sport and physical activity provides multiple benefits for physical and mental health, and for overall quality of life. A recent report from Sport Ireland revealed that the most powerful change in encouraging girls to taking part in sport and physical activity is empowering them to feel good enough to join in.

For more information on how you can make a difference, read the new Sport Ireland “Adolescent Girls Get Active” report here.


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