Benefits of Joining


Individual Membership

There are many benefits in being an individual member of the IAWA. You will have the support of a recognized sporting body with a vast amount of skills, knowledge and experience. You will have the comfort of knowing that you can call upon us with sporting questions at any time. The IAWA is a member of the World Olympic Federation and as such, membership of the IAWA is accepted all around the world.

Benefits

  • The benefit of being able to take advantage of Personal Accident Insurance cover specific to our sport (additional Fee, terms & conditions apply)
  • Being an IAWA member entitles you to a 10% discount on competition entry fees
  • You will receive a discount on IAWA Coaching Courses
  • Access to Garda vetting through the IAWA for members over the age of 16
  • You will receive your own membership number which will entitle you to change your personal details on our website and used for discounts
  • Ability to participate in IAWA-sanctioned events in Ireland for which he/she is qualified for. This includes clinics, seminars and training camps.
  • Opportunity for selection to represent Ireland at National, European Championships, World Championships, select International competitions and the Olympic Games!
  • Participation in International wrestling Exchange Programs.
  • Medical Insurance for any injury occurring at a sanctioned event or scheduled training session.
  • Eligibility to apply for training funding. (terms & conditions apply)
  • Access to recognised High Performance Seminars and training courses run by Sport Ireland and Local Sport Partnerships
  • Access to Basic Awareness of the Code of Ethics for Coaching Sport Courses run by the IAWA and Sport Ireland
  • Access to participate in recognised First Aid Courses suitable for sport
  • Access to recognised High Performance Seminars and training courses run by Sport Ireland and Local Sport Partnerships
  • Access to Basic Awareness Courses run by the IAWA and Sport Ireland
  • Access to First Aid Courses
  • IAWA ranking scheme for International selection to represent Ireland abroad
  • Access to Anti-doping procedures for competition
  • Access to IAWA referee courses

Club Affiliation Benefits

Clubs don’t run for free. Annual subscription fees from your members should be set to cover the cost of running the club and to allow for surplus at the end of the year for upgrading and maintaining equipment.

When running your own club, it is important to make sure that you have suitable Insurance Cover in the case of an accident on your premises while training, competing or for people attending just to spectate. You can get insurance through a company which can sometimes be expensive and difficult to get due to the nature of our sport.

Alternatively, the IAWA, as the National Governing Body, have specific Insurance on offer to clubs that meet the criteria, which covers Public Liability and Personal Injury for wrestling and grappling sports clubs.

  • Your Club will be part of a National and International recognised Governing Body
  • Your Club will be able to take advantage of Public Liability Insurance cover (additional fee, terms & conditions apply)
  • Access for your members to take out IAWA Individual Insurance. (terms & conditions apply)
  • Club affiliation entitles all your Club Members (Junior and Senior) to a 50% discount IAWA Membership
  • Guidance on Anti-doping procedures for competition
  • Opportunity for your members to be selected to represent Ireland at National,European Championships, World Championships, select International competitions and the Olympic Games! (T&C’s apply)
  • Participation for your members to take part in International wrestling Exchange Programs.
  • Access to National Garda Vetting certification through the IAWA
  • Access to for Government Funding
  • Access to high performance coaching and training camps organised by the IAWA
  • Access for your coaches to recognised High Performance Seminars and training courses run by Sport Ireland and Local Sport Partnerships
  • Access for your coaches to Basic Awareness Courses run by the IAWA and Sport Ireland
  • Access for your members to First Aid Courses run by IAWA partners in sport
  • Discount on IAWA Wrestling Referee and Officials courses