West Mayo Community Sports Coach Training Programme
Are you unemployed, working part time, retired, previously self employed or simply just have some spare time on your hands? Do you want to obtain coaching experience in GAA, Rugby, Athletics, Soccer, Basketball and Cycling so that you can work as a coach? Mayo Sports Partnership in association with the Sport Ireland, Dormant Accounts Board, Mayo North East Leader Partnership, Mayo County Council, Connacht GAA, Athletics Ireland, Connacht Rugby, the FAI and Basketball Ireland will deliver “a Community Sports Coach Training Programme in Westport over the coming weeks. Community Coaching is an exciting initiative originally piloted in Mayo and now recognised as a national programme delivered through the Sport Partnership Network. Numerous successful programmes have taken place throughout Mayo with the initiative receiving an Aontas STAR award in 2013 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 Childrens Coaching and Physical Literacy Programme accredited by Coaching Ireland will also be included in this new phase of the initiative. In addition to these accredited modules the programme will also provide information through specialist guest speakers on how to set up and manage your own business, enterprise opportunities, job readiness skills, personal development, building self esteem and self confidence, identification of personal progression options in employment plus further education and training opportunities. Trainees will also be afforded the opportunity to coach in local primary schools and also deliver some local community participation initiatives. This Community Coaching programme will commence late April 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. The Community Sports 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 – For more information or an application form please contact Siobhán Carroll -Webb, SICAP Education & Training Co-ordinator, Mayo North East, Lower Main St., Foxford, Co. Mayo, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 087 7530900 Application forms can also be downloaded at www.mayonortheast.com or www.mayosports.ie Closing date for receipt of completed applications is strictly 12.00 noon on Tuesday 16th April 2019. Interviews will take place in Westport on Monday 22nd April 2019.