The GAA’s Fun Do Coaching Resource has won the ‘Best E-Learning Product or Course’ category in the 6th annual Digital Media Awards. The announcement was made at the awards ceremony held in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Santry last night with Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Eamon Ryan, TD, in attendance as guest of honour.
The resource has received excellent feedback since it was launched by Uachtarán Nickey Brennan in Croke Park last October, and has been hailed by Kerry manager Pat O’Shea as ‘the best coaching resource that has come out of any sport in Ireland over the past quarter of a century’.
Each pack contains an integrated series of resources incorporating booklets, DVDs and DVD-ROMs which enable parents, teachers and coaches to provide quality training for child players from Nursery level to the end of Primary School.
The resource was developed under the remit of the National Games Development Committee, whose Chairman Christy Cooney expressed his delight at the announcement, adding that he believed ‘the resource is an invaluable aid to the many volunteers working with underage players throughout the country and in our units abroad’. Project Leader and recently appointed Games Development Manager Jimmy D’Arcy stated that, ‘the announcement endorsed the GAA’s innovative approach to developing resources which utilise the most up to date in learning and information technology’ but that ‘the key to the success of the project will be the extent to which the resource assists quality coaching in Clubs and Schools’.
The awards, sponsored by Connect-World, the Digital Hub, and Interactive Return, recognise and reward the most stylish, creative, and pioneering work in the field of digital media, including podcasting, blogging, web design, film, animation, advertising, innovation and e-learning.
The Fun Do Learning Resource Pack can be purchased from http://www.mcsport.ie or by calling +353 (0) 1 2022820. To find out more about the resource visit http://www.gaa.ie/files/flash/fundo_web.swf.