Gaelic Life's commitment to coaching
GAELIC LIFE have underlined their commitment to the development of Gaelic games in the province with their sponsorship of Ulster GAA’s Coach and Volunteer Development Programme.
The programme is the primary focus of Ulster GAA’s winter activities, and kicked off this week with events in Tyrone and Antrim. It’s just the start of a packed calendar of events taking place across the province over the next six months as Ulster GAA deliver a programme sure to appeal to coaches and club officials of all ages and at all levels.
Ulster GAA president Aogán Farrell welcomed the latest development in the long-running partnership.
“Ulster GAA are delighted to be working with Gaelic Life on our Coach and Volunteer Development Programme, which is about equipping our grassroots members with the skills required to both promote our games and make our clubs’ capacity stronger.
“There will be a range of courses which will cover coaching, officer training and club development, free of charge, which will help us to continue to strengthen and promote the GAA at grassroots level.
“I would encourage as many Gaels as possible to avail of these courses, and to continue to read Gaelic Life for updates.”
Darren Farnan, marketing manager with North-West News Group, parent company of Gaelic Life, stressed the newspaper’s commitment to grassroots activity in Ulster, and believes that this latest facet of their partnership with Ulster GAA will prove beneficial to both parties, with GAA coaches and mentors across Ulster the real winners.
“Grassroots activities, be they at underage or adult level, are the lifeblood of our Association. We in Gaelic Life realise that the foundations of success are laid far away from the packed houses at Casement or Croke Park.
“It is the efforts of the volunteers and coaches in clubs who mould our players of the future, and we are determined to support them in any way we can. We also recognise the incredible efforts being put in by club officials and their importance to making the GAA in Ulster the wonderful product that it is, and we are glad to see them receiving this level of support.
The full story is in the current issue of Gaelic Life, published on Thursday September 27. Buy your copy now in your local newsagent, or you can purchase the online version – for only 90p – by clicking here