‘What’s Your Game?’ to promote excellence in local sport

Launch of What's Your Game Club and Coach Education programme

Published: 14th September 2015

A sports education initiative, which aims to promote excellence in local sports, has been launched by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council.

The ‘What’s Your Game?’ Club and Coach Education Programme, devised and part funded by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, will offer expert sports training to those involved in sport in the Fermanagh and Omagh district.

Courses will be delivered by experienced and qualified tutors from the Irish Football Association, UK Dodgeball Association, Disabled Sport NI, Sport NI and the British Red Cross.

There will also be a series of masterclasses from International Strength and Conditioning expert, Mike McGurn; Speed, Agility and Quickness Coach, Joe Gallanagh and Director of Coaching and Athletic Development for Athletics Northern Ireland, Tom Crick.

Various courses will also enable junior sports clubs to work towards achieving Clubmark NI status, which helps parents, carers and participants to identify a club that has achieved standards of quality in the areas of Effective Management, Quality Coaching and Competition Safety in Sport.

Speaking at the launch of the ‘What’s Your Game?’ Club and Coach Education Programme, Vice-Chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Paul Robinson, said:

“By working in partnership with a range of Governing bodies and training providers the ‘What’s Your Game?’ Club and Coach Education Programme is an opportunity for clubs, coaches and sports leaders to avail of high quality sports training and education at a reduced cost.

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council recognises and values the contribution made by clubs, coaches, leaders and teachers in the development of our young athletes and local club structures in the district. The Council is delighted to support this training programme as part of its wider Strategic Sports, Leisure and Recreation programme.”

The ‘What’s Your Game?’ Club and Coach Education Programme has been developed based on the findings of a consultation carried out by the Council with regard to local sports clubs and coaches training needs and requirements in the summer.

The Vice-Chairman, Councillor Robinson, explained that the Council has launched the ‘What’s Your Game?’ programme to coincide with the opening of the Council’s Funding and Grant Aid Programme, making it possible for clubs to submit an application for funding to enable members to attend courses, workshops and seminars available through the programme. The deadline to submit applications to the Council’s Funding and Grant Aid Programme is 5 pm, Wednesday 30 September 2015.

The ‘What’s your Game?’ programme is supported by the North West Coaching Network which provides sports clubs based in the North West region with the capacity to develop and support the delivery of quality coaching and good governance within their infrastructures.

Further information and application forms for the ‘What’s Your Game?’ Club and Coach Education Programme are available to download from the related files panel on this web page or at receptions at Omagh Leisure Complex; Fermanagh Lakeland Forum, Enniskillen; Castle Park Leisure Centre, Lisnaskea; Bawnacre Centre, Irvinestown and the Public Services Centre, Omagh.

Alternatively telephone Conor McCrory, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council on 0300 303 1777.

 

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