Alexandra Doyle

Alexandra just finished her second year as a business student at UCD while she concurrently works in the finance department as an Administrator and Accounts Assistant for an insurance company. Don’t let her beauty fool you; she is a rugby star that was on the Leinster U19 Development Girls team, captained her touch team, and has played in the highest women’s rugby league in Ireland. Naturally, she is very passionate about organisations that support women in sport. This year an initiative was launched by the Federation of Irish Sport, called ‘20×20’. Their aim is to increase women’s sport coverage, attendance levels, and increase women’s/girl’s participation at sporting events by 20% by 2020. She believes that being active is extremely important and, in Ireland, so many women are turned off by playing sport because they are told ‘It will make them large and more man like.’ The impact of this initiative will hopefully show younger girls and women that women’s sport is something to try and to be celebrated.