Our members play Ladies Gaelic Football and Camogie, games indigenous to Ireland and the largest female sports in the country. WGPA was launched in January 2015 to represent the interests of intercounty players; the elite amateur athletes who play at the top level of these sports. The players body is overseen by a 7 member executive and membership has grown to over to over 1,350 current players and an ever-growing number of past players. Our aim is to improve their experiences both and off the field of play; since our launch we have provided supports and services including a 24/7 member support line, third level scholarships, leadership programme, personal coaching, career guidance and membership affinity scheme.
In June 2016, for the first time, the Irish government announced financial support for Intercounty Ladies Gaelic Football and Camogie players, recognising their efforts and the contribution they make to Irish society.