WE ARE ONE
Supporting Women in Sports.
Facts
• In the late 1960's, an estimated 50,000 sports scholarships were
available for men compared to about 50 for women....
Women in the Olympics
• Women first competed in track and field in the 1928 Olympics in
Amsterdam, and were offered five e...
Recent times: Women in Sport
• The Irish Sports Council revealed that less than one in five Irish women came
close to cond...
Quiz
1. What year were women legally allowed participate in the modern Olympics?
2. What famous Irish female boxer won a g...
Quiz
1. What year were women legally allowed participate in the modern
Olympics?
1900, Paris
2. What famous Irish female b...
Thank you for listening and we hope that we have
motivated you to take up some more sports!
Sports in the school:
• Soccer...
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  1. 1. WE ARE ONE Supporting Women in Sports.
  2. 2. Facts • In the late 1960's, an estimated 50,000 sports scholarships were available for men compared to about 50 for women. • The men's sports teams were also being funded through the schools while women's teams had to rely on bake sales, private donations, and handed down used equipment from the men's teams. • Women's teams account for only 37% of athletic program operating expenses. • Women make up 57% of college undergraduates but receive only 42% of sports scholarships. • Women account for 42% of head coaches in women's sports but only 2% in men's. • Women hold 35% of all athletic administrative positions but only 19% of head administrative jobs in women's athletic programs.
  3. 3. Women in the Olympics • Women first competed in track and field in the 1928 Olympics in Amsterdam, and were offered five events, including the 800 meter run. • Although women had been competing in the Olympics since 1900, the half mile was considered a daring move. Many people weren't sure if women could run that far without damaging their health. They also thought sport that required running was not “Lady-like”. • The race itself was a success, Lina Radke of Germany set a world record of 2minutes 16.8seconds, but the aftermath of the race was shocking. Six of the nine runners fell to the ground in exhaustion and several were carried off. • The New York Times wrote: “The final of the women's 800-meter run . . . plainly demonstrated that even this distance makes too great a call on feminine strength.” • However, it was found later that none of the women who competed were in any danger or had any health risks.
  4. 4. Recent times: Women in Sport • The Irish Sports Council revealed that less than one in five Irish women came close to conducting the accumulated 30 minutes of physical activity per day, for at least five days per week, as recommended by the World Health Organisation for good health. • It was outlined that more than three quarters of Irish women do some recreational physical activity such as walking, swimming or aerobics, but that the majority do so with insufficient regularity or intensity of effort to meet the minimum standard. • Over 20 per cent do so little that from a health point of view they can be considered sedentary. It was clear from that research that initiatives needed to be put in place to promote greater participation in sport and physical activity by women.
  5. 5. Quiz 1. What year were women legally allowed participate in the modern Olympics? 2. What famous Irish female boxer won a gold medal in the 2012 Olympics in London? 3. Name one player on the National Irish Soccer team, male or female. 4. Name one player on the Women's Irish Rugby team. 5. Name the woman who won Wimbledon Singles tournament this year. 6. How many women competed in the 2012 Olympics? 7. How many people attended the- Men’s All Ireland Final? Women’s All Ireland final?
  6. 6. Quiz 1. What year were women legally allowed participate in the modern Olympics? 1900, Paris 2. What famous Irish female boxer won a gold medal in the 2012 Olympics in London? Katie Taylor 3. Name one player on the National Irish Soccer team, male or female. 4. Name one player on the Women's Irish Rugby team. 5. Name the woman who won Wimbledon Singles tournament this year. Marion Bartoli 6. How many women competed in the 2012 Olympics? 7. How many people attended the- Men’s All Ireland Final? Women’s All Ireland final? 4,847 82,274 25,103
  7. 7. Thank you for listening and we hope that we have motivated you to take up some more sports! Sports in the school: • Soccer - Mr Glynn - Wednesday Mornings • Badminton - Ms Martin - Fridays after school • Gaelic - Ms Goucher and Ms Byrne - Wednesday after school • Volleyball - Ms Byrne, Ms furlong and Mr O'Reilly Wednesdays during Lunch and after school • Athletics - Ms Gun - Fridays After school • Basketball - Ken Black

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