Are you unemployed, working part time or previously self employed? Do you want to obtain coaching experience in Athletics, Soccer, GAA and Rugby  so that you can work as a Coach?

Mayo Sports Partnership in association with the Sport Ireland, Dormant Accounts Board, South West Mayo Development Company, Mayo County Council, Mayo Mental Health Association, Athletics Ireland, FAI, Mayo GAA and Connacht Branch IRFU will deliver “Goal to Work” Sports Coach Training Programme in Claremorris over the coming weeks.

Goal to Work is an exciting initiative originally piloted in Mayo in 2010 by Mayo County Development Board with the initiative taking place in areas such as Castlebar (2), Ballina (2), Ballyhaunis (2), Erris, Swinford and Westport. In 2013 the “Goal to Work” training programme won an Aontas STAR award which recognises excellence in adult education.

Course content will include a classroom based learning component including a FETAC accredited module in Occupational First Aid. It will also deliver accredited training in Child Protection in Sport, Sport Ireland Active Leadership, and Disability Awareness.  In addition to these accredited modules the programme will also provide information through specialist guest speakers on how to set up and manage your own business, enterprise opportunities, job readiness skills, personal development, building self esteem and self confidence, identification of personal progression options in employment, further education and training. Trainees will also be afforded the opportunity to coach in local primary schools and also deliver a community come & try it sports day.

The programme will commence in early October for 3 days a week for 10 weeks and is open to currently un/underemployed men and women who can see the potential in becoming a part time / full time coach in these sports or in developing their own business.

“Goal to Work” Sport Coach Training Programme is supported by the Dormant Accounts Board and is an equal opportunities training programme.

Places will be limited to 12 trainee coaches. For more information or an application form please contact  Catherine Mc Closkey, South West Mayo Development Company. The closing date is Tuesday 27th of September at 1pm.

Email [email protected] or call 087 1247771 for details. Application forms can also be downloaded here or


Closing date for receipt of completed applications is strictly 1pm Tuesday 20th September 2016.

Interviews to take place in Claremorris on Monday 26th September.


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