Institute of Technology Carlow Proudly Participates in Student Sport Ireland 20x20 Campaign
Institute of Technology Carlow is a proud participant today in the first national women in sport initiative by third-level institutions on the island of Ireland.
The Institute is one of 29 third-level members taking part in the Student Sport Ireland 20x20 Campaign for Third Level Colleges which is demonstrating its commitment to women and girls in sport by ‘taking over’ social media with video, pictures and posts.
President of Institute of Technology Carlow Dr. Patricia Mulcahy, IT Carlow Director of Sport Donal McNally, Student Sport Ireland 20x20 Student Champion, Molly Scott and Student Union President Thomas Drury came together for a photo and pledged to support the initiative by signing the 20x20 Charter.
Afterwards, Donal McNally commented, “We are delighted to become a member of Student Sport Ireland 20x20 Campaign for Third Level Colleges. Our pledge to raise the profile of Women’s sport, is reflective of our student centred and inclusivity ethos here at Institute of Technology Carlow. Recent initiatives such as Cluichí do Chailíní, our games for girls’ programme, have been well received and we look forward to building on this during this campaign.”
This commitment comes on the back of the 20x20 (20% by 2020) campaign developed to create a cultural shift in society’s perception surrounding girls and women in sport and to change the subliminal bias in the Irish psyche that exists around girls and boys, or women and men, when it comes to sport.
The 20x20 campaign seeks: 20% more media coverage of women in sport by the end of 2020; 20% more female participation at player, coach, referee or administration level by the end of 2020; and 20% more attendance at women’s games and events by the end of 2020.
At 2.40pm, Institute of Technology Carlow posted to social media:
The post was supported by the social media handles #SSI20x20 #CantSeeCantBe #SportITCarlow #HeroYourHero