Ireland Senior Women's team bring Her World Her Rules to schools
November 25, 2019
Members of the Irish senior women’s team will be delivering basketball workshops to pupils and students across Irish primary and secondary schools this week as part of Basketball Ireland’s week of ‘Her World Her Rules’.
The campaign is being rolled out in schools in Cork, Galway, Wexford, Kerry and Waterford and will see players and management team members return back to their old primary and secondary schools in order to introduce female students to the game of basketball and to the ethos of the FIBA ‘Her World Her Rules’ campaign.
The campaign aims to promote women’s and girls’ basketball throughout Europe in a bid to attract more girls to the sport. With the Irish senior women’s team being role models to many young players throughout Ireland, it is hoped that more and more young players will get to know more about their local heroes, their local club and the sport of basketball in general.
This week’s campaign runs just ahead of the Hula Hoops National Cup quarter finals weekend, and will see the Irish team also promote the upcoming quarter final clashes which can be viewed here for the Paudie O’Connor Cup and here for the Women’s Division One National Cup.
Speaking about the initiative, head coach James Weldon stated: “We are delighted to be supporting the FIBA Her World Her Rules campaign in conjunction with Basketball Ireland. I think it’s fantastic that our players and staff get to return to the schools where a lot of us got our first real introduction to basketball, and hopefully, we can help to encourage some of these young girls to fall in love with the game like we all did.”
Also speaking about the campaign, assistant coach Jillian Hayes added: "I'm delighted to be involved with this campaign with the team. Anything that encourages girls to get involved with sport and have fun while learning new skills, I'm 100% behind. I got so much out of my basketball career and would love to see other young girl do the same."
You can follow the campaign on social media throughout the week following the hashtag, #HerWorldHerRules.
You can find more information on the FIBA #HerWorldHerRules campaign here: https://www.fiba.basketball/europe/programs/girls-program.