Minister Ross meets sporting organisations about leadership of women in sport

Friday 16 December 2016

Minister Ross meets sporting organisations about leadership of women in sport

 

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross TD, today held a very successful meeting with representatives from close to fifty sporting organisations  to discuss approaches to advancing the participation of women in positions of leadership in sport.   Minister Ross agreed to set up a Sports Leadership Group as an important way to continue an open dialogue with the sector.

 

Speaking after the meeting Sports Minister Shane Ross said 

 

"I am delighted with the response from NGBs today who suggested several ways of increasing the representation of women in leadership roles in sport. There was a general consensus at the meeting that punitive measures would not assist us in achieving this goal. I look forward to further engagement."

 

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Initial Publication Date: 
19/12/2016