Women’s Sports – Make Your Pledge

Women's Sports Journal

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We are Ireland’s first website solely dedicated to promoting and keeping viewers up to date on women in sports in Ireland.

Ireland has hundreds of talented, dedicated, female sports people that make us proud – The Six Nations-winning rugby team, footballer Stephanie Roche, published author and hurdles star Derval O’Rourke, Olympic boxer Katie Taylor, nine-time all-star Gaelic footballer Cora Staunton, five-time All-Star hurler Kate Kelly, jockeys Nina Carberry and Katie Walsh.

But they are often not given the plaudits and support they deserve and it is our job to get that message across. Can you help us?

Meet Kelly & Lisa

1511472_291895757640531_2547737500229864474_nThe concept for WSJ started two years ago in a bar in Dublin City Centre, where surely many of Ireland’s leaders developed their ideas!

Lisa Haskins and Kelly McGill met studying Print Journalism at Ballyfermot College of Further Education and have been glued to each other ever since.  They have developed WSJ from the ground up during college breaks and hope the site reflects who they are, the changes they hope to see and gives its readers a constant dose of sport news that inspires.

The goal

The aim of is to continue pushing women’s sports in Ireland, and provide the nation with a site that gives a multitude of national sport news, solely related to female athletes to get their stories and achievements in the public eye.

WSJ is already promoting female participants in the LA 2015 Special Olympics, interviewing athletes on a daily basis, educating them on how to use the media to promote their talent, attending national games and bringing awareness to charities that can be helped through women’s sport.

But we want to use our profile to do more. . . 

Alongside marketing and promoting women in sports, WSJ hopes to attend schools and groups to discuss with young girls the importance of sticking to sport; we want to show them that there is support out there for them and that it is as viable a career choice for a woman as it is for a man.

We also want to address the lack of funding and national support Ireland’s female athletes get, and show people just how over-looked they still are despite Olympic Medals, World Championship wins and many other incredible achievements.

The assist

Since we published WSJ in January 2014, we have not had any major financial help, but with 1,000’s of people viewing our website each week there is an opportunity for brands and companies to come on board and be part of women’s sport.

There’s also the opportunity for individuals to become part of the brand new WSJ’s Supporters Club, launching with this campaign and initially exclusive to supporters who make their pledges on PledgeSports.

If that sounds like you then please show that by purchasing one of the rewards on the right.

#MakeYourPledge for Women’s Sport.

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Nominee - Blog Awards Ireland 2014

Best Sports Blog Best Newcomer Best Website

Nominee - National Student Media Awards Finalist 2014

Best Website

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WSJ discuss everything that is going on in women's sports in Ireland at the end of every month on Stadium Saturday's 103.2.

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