Two new speakers announced for WSA Sustainability in Sport Conference 

Two new speakers announced for WSA Sustainability in Sport Conference 

Two new speakers have been added to the lineup for the Welsh Sports Association (WSA) Sustainability in Sport Conference.  

Padraig Fallon, Chair of the GAA’s Green Club Steering Committee on Sustainability, and Míde Ní Shúilleabháin, Sustainability Advisor with the GAA Green Club Programme, will now also speak at the conference. 

With the mission of uniting sport and leisure to tackle a key issue and progress as a sustainable sector, the event will be hosted at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium and in collaboration with the Federation of Irish Sport.  

45% of tickets have already been taken, so members should act quickly to book their place at the Sustainability in Sport Conference!  


Members from both the WSA and the Federation of Irish Sport will speak at the conference.  

Joining the Football Association of Wales’ Noel Mooney, Swim Wales’ Fergus Feeney, Canoe Wales’ Alistair Dickson, Newport Live’s Steve Ward, and Dilwyn Griffiths from Wales Golf will be Impact 3 Zero’s founder Patrick Haslett, Volleyball Ireland’s Gary Stewart and Meath County Council’s David Gilroy from across the Irish Sea.  

Meanwhile, Jennifer Huygen will represent strategic partners Community Leisure UK, while Jack Baker from the Lawn Tennis Association will also be speaking.  

Fallon and Ní Shúilleabháin will join the lineup representing another member of the Federation of Irish Sport. 

Fallon has been a member of the GAA for 50 years, and has been on the organisation’s Green Club Steering Committee on Sustainability for over three years, acting as its Chair for the last two. 

A mechanical engineer by profession, Fallon has a major interest in renewable technology and building retrofitting.  

Padraig Fallon
Míde Ní Shúilleabháin

Ní Shúilleabháin, meanwhile, has been a member of the GAA’s Green Club Project Team since the programme’s earliest days and works with sports groups, community groups and businesses on developing and implementing sustainability programmes. 

She is also a guest lecturer in Sports Management & Sustainability in University College Dublin, and previously worked as Sustainability Officer in Croke Park Stadium. 

WSA CEO Andrew Howard stated:  

“The list of speakers for the Sustainability in Sport Conference is taking shape very nicely, and we’re thrilled to be able to welcome another two field experts in Padraig and Míde.  

“They both come recommended to us and their experience and knowledge will provide valuable insight for both ours, and the Federation of Irish Sport’s, membership bases.  

“This event provides an important opportunity for the sector to collaborate with a collective mission in mind. Sustainability is an issue which transcends borders and applies to every organisation within our industry and beyond, so November’s Sustainability in Sport Conference will offer our members the perfect platform to share best practice.” 

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