GAA volunteers from across the nine counties of Ulster can avail of an impressive list of educational courses and programmes to help develop the knowledge and skills of GAA coaches and club volunteers.
Ulster GAA President Aogan Ó Fearghail launched the ‘Coach and Volunteer Development Programme’ Wallchart for 2011-2012 in the Morgan Athletic Grounds in Armagh along with Ulster GAA tutors who deliver the courses.
Speaking at this launch he said, “Every year Ulster GAA delivers useful and interesting courses across Ulster to help develop our many volunteers and coaches. The programme helps Gaels develop their skills and abilities required in various different GAA roles including coaches, team mentors, and club officials.
“The aim of the Coach and Volunteer Programme is to assist our volunteers in their roles while also providing personal development across a range of areas including coaching and games, disability, governance, health and wellbeing, community development and inclusion.
“All our courses are accessible , as they are delivered across all nine counties and the majority are at no charge to the volunteer. Year on year we have huge numbers attending our courses and there is no doubt that this will be another bumper year for the Programme.”
The courses available under the Coach and Volunteer Development Programme are all highlighted on a specially commissioned wallchart which is now available from all county board offices free-of-charge. Courses are also promoted on the Ulster GAA website calendar, on the monthly online newsletter and are publicised on a weekly basis in the Irish News.