Coach Education Webinars in Association with Sport NI (March 2021)

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, in partnership with Sport Northern Ireland (SNI), has organised two free coaching webinars in March 2021. Each webinar will take place via Zoom.

Stephen Maguire Webinar Overview

The first webinar will take place on Monday 15 March 2021 from 7.00 pm – 8.30 pm with guest speaker Stephen Maguire.

Stephen is a world-renowned coach who, having led a period of immense success in his sport of athletics,  was previously employed by British Athletics and was the Head of Sprints, Hurdles and Relays and coached the men’s 4x100m relay to World Championship Gold in 2017. His success saw him named Coach of the Year at the BBC Sports Personality Awards the same year.

Stephen is no stranger to accomplishment, having previously coached Eglington Paralympic sprinter Jason Smyth to multiple gold medals at the Beijing and London Paralympic Games.

Stephen’s workshop will focus on culture and environment, as he shares his learning and experiences of coaching some of the world’s top athletes. Stephen will facilitate the session to challenge thinking of how you as a coach can influence and develop a strong positive culture in your club setting.

Áine McNamara Webinar Overview

The second webinar will take place on Monday 29 March 2021 with guest speaker Áine McNamara from 7pm – 8.30pm.

Áine is currently employed as an Associate Professor in Elite Performance at Dublin College University (DCU). Áine’s background is in physical education and coaching and she has worked with young people in a range of sporting environments as an educator, coach and sports psychology consultant. Áine’s research focuses on talent development processes and youth coaching in sport and other performance domains. Having completed her PhD in Talent Development in 2010, Áine has since published over 50 papers and book chapters focusing on psychological characteristics of developing excellence and biopsychosocial perspectives on talent development, as well as co – authoring the book, ‘Talent Development: A Practitioners Guide’.

Áine’s workshop will focus upon practical coaching with  advice on designing and optimising the club environment to support young athletes, including optimum development and coaching environments for all levels.

Coach Education Webinar Registration

In order to register for the Coach Education Webinar(s) please click the following link;

Coach Education Webinar(s) – Application Form – March 2021

Other Information

Please note, the submission of an application form is not confirmation of a place. Webinar places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Applicants will be sent further information in due course and whether a place has been successfully allocated for selected webinar(s).

For further information regarding the Coach Education Webinars please contact Chris Elliott by telephone on 0300 303 1777, (all calls charged at local rate), textphone on 028 8225 6216, by email at