Her Moves Campaign and Summit Sisters – Create Your Own Path

13 March 2023

Summit Sisters were out in force at the launch of Her Moves campaign on International Women’s Day on the 8th March, 2023.

Summit Sisters were out in force at the launch of Her Moves campaign on International Women’s Day on the 8th March, 2023. Her Moves is a national campaign developed by Sport Ireland and is designed to inspire and support more teenage girls to be active. It’s about empowering all young women, building confidence and providing motivation to find something that gets you moving.

Picture: Summits Sisters Jane and Suzie and Ruth Whelan (Hillwalking Development Officer) with Nora Stapleton (Women In Sport Lead, Sport Ireland) at the Her Moves Campaign Launch.

Mountaineering Ireland is delighted that our Summit Sister programme which is an immersive programme which brings teenage girl’s individuality and creativity to the hills will be part of Her Moves Campaign.


Picture: Girls who took part in the Summit Sister pilot programme

Her Moves ideally aligns with our Summit Sister programme as it is a no-judgement zone, where everyone can find an activity, they enjoy in their own unique way. It’s about having fun with friends and mixing movement with what teenage girls love with FUN at the heart of everything. At the launch of Her Moves campaign Una May, CEO Sport Ireland and Minister for Sport, Thomas Byrne both spoke about the importance of creating programmes like Summit Sisters which grab the attention of teenage girls, to provide alternative options to get girls active and keep them engaged in sport.

Picture: Una May (CEO, Sport Ireland) and Jane Whelan - panellist Summit Sisters

Jane Whelan, a participant of the Summit Sister programme was on a panel of teenage girls speaking about the unique opportunities the programme provided allowing them to bring their creative interests to the hills and how it helped create a bond amongst the girls which was a really important element of the programme for the group.

We believe the Summit Sister programme provides an experience to teenage girls who do not naturally gravitate towards traditional sports, an opportunity to engage in physical activity. Not only this, but it will help develop young spirits and allow them the opportunity to engage in their own personal interest while being active.

If you have a transition year school group or group that you think will benefit from this programme please email your interest to ruth@mountaineering.ie.


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