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A new
'Digital Athlete' Programme
for Women interested in a Career in SportsTech
is Open for Applications Now

Submit your application here

What is a Digital Athlete?


A Digital Athlete has a unique suite of skills specifically suited to the accelerated growth of the dynamic SportsTech sector.


Combining an understanding of the dynamics of the sector and its business, with data and analytics skills, and professional development to enable participants to work in the SportsTech environment, a Digital Athlete can combine a love of sport with a digital career.


SportsTech companies work across IOT, sports performance, data analytics, broadcast, wearable tech, fan engagement, Esports and sports ecommerce, making the career opportunities abound.


Ireland is fast becoming a global centre of excellence in SportsTech with some of the leading companies located here.

If you are a woman who enjoys sport, is interested in tech and would be interested in an exciting career in this new sector, then this programme is for you. 


On completion of the programme:


  • You will achieve a recognised data analytics accreditation

  • You will be offered a mentored work placement in a SportsTech company

  • You will be awarded the SportsTech Digital Athlete Badge of Achievement

  • You will have met numerous people across the sector, will be very familiar with companies, will have engaged with company executives, mentors and made connections for your career

  • You will be confident and resilient with a competent professional outlook, and a unique perspective

  • You will come away with opportunities for a new career, supported by a close female peer group

  • You will have a world class tutor and mentor team working closely with you throughout the process


Places are limited so please get your application in as soon as possible! 

Apply for this great opportunity here



  1. I have submitted my application. What next?

Your CV and application form will be reviewed within 3 working days and Digital Skillnet will call you to discuss your application.  

  1. What is the deadline for applications?  

We are accepting applications until 25th November. 

  1. When does the Digital Athlete programme start? 

Our Digital Athlete programme in conjunction with SportsTech Ireland will commence on Monday 12th December. This session will be delivered in-person. 

  1. How is this programme delivered? 

Digital Athlete is delivered virtually allowing women from all over Ireland to participate. The work placements may require you to attend in person. 

  1. How long is the Digital Athlete programme? 

This programme is ten weeks and is a conversion course into a career in Data Analytics. The paid work placement is twelve weeks. 

  1. But I don't have a background in Data Analytics? 

Not to worry! This is a conversion course and qualifications in Data Analytics is not a prerequisite. Please just come with a curious mind and a desire to learn. 

  1. Still reading?

Don't delay! Get your application in today.