Driving cultural change to involve more females in leadership roles

Growing our female participation base needs more coaches, referees, officials and volunteers across all levels of sport and physical activity.

We are particularly interested in the development of our young people as future leaders, innovators and creators of relevant and appealing opportunities for female sport.

It is imperative that we not only strive to increase the workforce but ensure we look after our current workforce, provide opportunities for training and skill development, recognise their ongoing commitment to sport and support through active mentoring programmes.

Read the full strategy – Women & Girls: Active, Fit & Sporty


The Female Sports Forum is coordinating the delivery of SLUK Sports Leadership Qualifications, free of charge, and exclusively available to women and girls who would like to develop their skills and knowledge in this area.

The two courses being delivered – SLUK Level 2 and Level 3 – are nationally recognised qualifications and will support learners in being able to effectively plan, lead and evaluate physical activity sessions for a range of individuals with differing abilities.
Currently the Level 3 course is running for 6 weeks at Meadowbank Sports Arena Magherafelt and the Level 2 course is running for 5 weeks at Girdwood Community Hub.