Charlie Lambert joined Tommy on Friday to tell us about the Mayo Sports Partnership 's programme that allows anybody obtain coaching experience in Rugby, Soccer, GAA and Basketball so that they can work as a coach.
Mayo Sports Partnership in association with the Sport Ireland, Dormant Accounts Board, South West Mayo Development Company, Mayo County Council, Mayo Mental Health Association, FAI, Mayo GAA, Connacht Rugby and Basketball Ireland will deliver “Goal to Work” Sports Coach Training Programme in Ballinrobe over the coming weeks.
Goal to Work is an exciting initiative originally piloted in Mayo in 2010 by Mayo County Development Board with the initiative taking place in areas such as Castlebar (2), Ballina (2), Ballyhaunis (2), Erris, Swinford, Claremorris, Achill and Westport. In 2013 the “Goal to Work” training programme won an Aontas STAR award which recognises excellence in adult education.
Course content will include a classroom based learning component including a FETAC accredited module in Occupational First Aid. It will also deliver accredited training in Child Protection in Sport- Safeguarding 1, Sport Ireland Active Leadership, and Disability Awareness. A new Children's Coaching Programme accredited by Coaching Ireland will also be included in this new phase of the initiative.
The programme will commence in early September for 3 days a week for 10 weeks and is open to currently un/underemployed men and women who can see the potential in becoming a part time / full time coach in these sports or in developing their own business.
“Goal to Work” Sport Coach Training Programme is supported by the Dormant Accounts Board and is an equal opportunities training programme.
Places will be limited to 12 trainee coaches. For more information or an application form please contact: Catherine Mc Closkey, South West Mayo Development Company.
Application forms can also be downloaded at www.southmayo.com or www.mayosports.ie
Closing date for receipt of completed applications is strictly 5pm Wednesday 16th August 2017. Interviews to take place in Ballinrobe on Wednesday 23rd August.
Listen back to Charlie's interview with Tommy this week to learn more.