Women in Sport

May 12 2024

Basketball Ireland to host Women in Sport Coaching Conference

Basketball Ireland will host a Women in Sport Coaching Conference on Saturday, 25th May at the National Basketball Arena.

The event is aimed at current or aspiring female players and coaches, with an all-female speaking lineup and four coaching clinics to take place on the day.

Tickets are available here, at a price of €10 + booking fee.

Participation in the event will gain 500 CPD points to Basketball Ireland licensed coaches who must register through Helpside to claim them. 

Running Order 

10.30-11am – Registration, Tea & Pastries

11-11.15am – Introduction

11.15-12.15pm – Session 1 on-court with Emer Howard

12.15-1.15pm – Session 2 on-court with Suzanne Maguire

1.15-2pm – Lunch

2-3pm – Session 3 on-court with Jenny Coe

3-4pm – Session 4 on-court with Emer Howard

4-4.30pm – Q&A/Panel discussion with all coaches


Jenny Coe   


Jen Coe is dedicated to increasing the visibility of women in sports and promoting well-being across roles in the sporting world. With over two decades of experience, she champions a culture of performance through well-being, where individuals can own and enjoy their sport performance journey and transition in and out of sport with confidence. Jen's work in coach development, sport psychology and coaching across a portfolio of Olympic and professional sports guides her work, aiming to combat negative behaviors and language through effective and authentic leadership. As an advocate for increasing the number of women in sports, Jen supports initiatives aimed at inclusivity within organisations and promoting diversity at decision-making tables. She currently works within women's professional football in England as the Performance Well-being Lead across the Women's Professional Game.


Suzanne Maguire


4 year scholarship player + Hall of Fame inductee at Fordham University, New York City; former Junior, Senior and 3x3 Irish International player; has played and coached at all levels in Ireland, currently Head Coach with Liffey Celtics D1 Women’s Team; current member of Basketball Ireland’s Diversity + Inclusion committee; Telecommunications professional with 15+ years experience ranging from Business Transformation to Change Management to Continuous Improvement


Emer Howard


Coach (Skills, HRH Elite AAU), Portal Director.

CV: Four year NCAA D1 Scholarship Athlete & two-year captain; Pro Hooper; Ireland International player captain & coach (former U20 Women assistant coach, current U18 mens assistant coach; Club Coach.)