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Ulster GAA - Young Leader Programme 2019

Young Leaders Programme

Ulster GAA Young Leaders Programme targets outstanding young GAA volunteers from across Ulster’s nine counties. This is an exciting and innovative programme aimed at young GAA members to build their skills and knowledge to help them become Young GAA Leaders.

2021 Ulster GAA Young Leaders Programme

Our 2021 Programme, funded by the Education Authority, is a nine-week programme starting on 1st July up until the end of August.  It will be delivered by a combination of online workshops, a Young Leader’s Academy in the Athletic Grounds, Armagh running for 3 consecutive days and an exciting 2-day expedition.

The Programme also include a 25-hour GAA Volunteer Placement at a local club and the opportunity to complete some of those volunteering hours as part of Ulster GAA’s Volunteer Team at the Mass Vaccination Centres.

All skills learned will assist with the personal development of the young person, providing them with strong transferable skills and knowledge, which will not only help them in a GAA setting, but also in their quest for further education or employment.

On completion of this programme the young people will achieve:

  • GAA Foundation Coaching Award
  • GAA Safeguarding Award
  • Gaisce/Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award
  • Volunteer Now Youth Impact Award
  • Ulster GAA Young Leaders Award

Thanks to funding from the Education Authority, this year’s programme is completely FREE to access, to include healthy meals and snacks at the Academy and accreditation fees to Gaisce/Duke of Edinburgh Award.  Participants are expected to attend all sessions, both online and face to face, in order to achieve the award.

This Programme is very attractive to young Gaels and we expect a high demand for limited places.

All those interested in applying for the Young Leaders Academy should fill out the form in the link below.  For further information contact Sharon Haughey-Grimley – Telephone: 07825855713 – email: sharon.haughey.ulster@gaa.ie

Applications now open

The deadline for receipt of applications is 5pm Thursday 24th June 2021.  View Programme Guidance here before submitting your application

Young Leader Application Form

Please take the time to fill out our Young Leaders Application Form.

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