DIT launches Developing Women through Sport and Physical Activity Programme
7th April 2011
The DIT Sport and Recreation Service recently launched an exciting new programme dedicated at empowering women through sport- based opportunities at all levels. Entitled the ‘DIT Developing Women through Sport and Physical Activity’ Programme, the programme aims to promote and encourage the involvement and higher integration of women in sport at all levels whether as a participant in sport and physical activity, a coach or official in sport, or developing women’s active leadership in student sports clubs or local community sports organisations.
The DIT Sport and Recreation Service in partnership with Dublin City Council established the ‘DIT Developing Women through Sport and Physical Activity’ programme after receiving part-funding from the DIT Foundation Office in 2010. There are currently six DIT students and eight members of the wider community participating in a wide range of workshops and modules designed to equip them with the necessary knowledge and skills to plan, organise and lead sport and physical activity sessions.
According to Niamh O’Callaghan, Sport and Recreation Officer and Programme Co-ordinator “the ‘Developing Women through Sport and Physical Activity’ programme is an important addition to the activities of the Sports Service, as it will serve to encourage and support women to participate in sport and physical activity at all levels”.