Ulster GAA - Young Leader Programme 2019

Young Leaders Programme

Ulster GAA is delighted to announce 2019 Young Leaders Programme targeting 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.

The Programme will be delivered through a Leadership Academy targeting young people aged 16-24 and will run across 4 days – 25th and 26th July and 1st and 2nd August in the Athletic Grounds, Armagh. It will include a 25-hour Club Placement at their local club with the placement being overseen by a club mentor who will help the young people put the knowledge learned into practice.

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.

Key Programme modules for the four days are shown to the right of the page.

Ulster GAA believe this programme will be one of a kind for GAA volunteers in Ulster, initially targeting three 16-24 year olds from each county in Ulster.

All those interested in applying for the Young Leaders Academy should fill out the form in the link below or contact Sharon Haughey-Grimley – phone: 028 37517 180 – email: sharon.haughey.ulster@gaa.ie – post: Ulster GAA, Ceannaras Uladh, 8-10 Market Street, Armagh, BT61 7BX.

Applications now open

The deadline for receipt of applications is 5pm Monday 15th July .

Young Leader Application Form

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

Programme Modules

  • Day 1 - Thurs 25rd July

    10.00 - 10.30am
    Introduction – Ulster GAA Young Leaders

    10.30 - 11.30am
    Getting to know the GAA talk

    11.30 - 12.30pm
    Volunteering Recruitment & Event Management

    12.30 - 1.00pm
    LUNCH

    1.00 - 2.00pm
    Social Media, Communication & Marketing

    2.00 - 3.00pm
    GAA for all Module

    3.00 - 4.00pm
    Fun Activity: Wheelchair Hurling

  • Day 2 - Friday 26th July

    10.00 - 11.00am
    Nutrition & Lifestyle

    11.00 - 12.30pm
    Sport Science

    12.30 - 1.00pm
    LUNCH

    1.00 - 3.00pm
    Heartstart

    3.00 - 4.00pm
    Fun Activity: Rounders

  • Day 3 - Thursday 1st August

    10.00 - 12.30pm
    Foundation Course

    12.30 - 1.00pm
    LUNCH

    1.00 - 3.00pm
    Child Protection Course

    3.00 - 4.00pm
    Fun Activity: Gaelic Football

  • Day 4 - Friday 2nd August

    10.00 - 12.30pm
    Foundation Course

    12.30 - 1.00pm
    LUNCH

    1.00 - 4.00pm
    Complete Foundation Practical