Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) supports people with physical disabilities to live active, equal and independent lives. Irish Wheelchair Association Sport (IWA-Sport) is a leading National Governing Body (NGB) in Ireland for people with a physical disability promoting physical activity
In November 2021 IWA-Sport commenced a strategic planning process to help shape our Women in Sport initiative. This strategy has been developed in line with the key pillars outlined in the current Sport Ireland Women in Sport Policy.
The policy expresses Sport Ireland’s commitment to women in sport and builds on the significant work which has already been undertaken in this area within the sport sector to date.
To that end, the pillars of Active Participation, Visibility, Leadership and Governance, Coaching and Officiating have helped us to shape our strategy, but it is specifically tailored to address the needs of our female members with a physical disability throughout Ireland.
The Strategy is informed by the actions set out in various National Policies including the National Sports Policy 2018-2027, the Sport Action Plan 2021-2023, and the Sport Ireland WIS & Disability Sport Policies.