Get onside with ABC Council’s coach and club development programme

October 10, 2023

Sports coaches, administrators and volunteers are encouraged to avail of a range of specialised training opportunities delivered through the Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough (ABC) Council Coach Education and Club Development progr

Delivered in partnership with ABC Sports Forum, the programme will include a series of online and in-person workshops, covering topics such as autism in sport training, safeguarding children and young people in sport, defibrillator training, effective organisational structures, emergency first aid in sport and generating club income.

Speaking at the launch of the programme, Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon, Alderman Margaret Tinsley said:

“Coaches, administrators and volunteers play a central role to the success of sports clubs. They do incredible work with people of all ages and abilities to promote an ethos of teamwork, commitment, and passion for getting involved in and staying involved in sport.

“As a council, we are delighted to support clubs in the development of their knowledge and awareness of coaching behaviour, practice design and goal-setting to ensure continued success across the borough’s sporting community.”

Chair of Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Sports Forum, Cathal O’Neill said:

“With such a wide range of workshops on offer there is something relevant and innovative for our clubs, coaches and volunteers at all levels to support their ongoing development. I would encourage all clubs, coaches and volunteers throughout the borough to get involved and benefit from the great programme on offer.”

Varying per workshop, costs are heavily subsidised and are payable upon registration.

Affiliated members of ABC Sports Forum can avail of these workshops free of charge and will receive separate booking instructions and voucher codes.

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