What a fantastic end to a very successful programme

 

Connacht Rugby were recently involved in the facilitation of the Roscommon Sports Partnership, Community Coaching Course. The course ran in association with Sport Ireland, along with funding from the Dormant Accounts Fund. Conor Galvin, Coach Development Officer for Connacht Rugby and Micheal Glennon, Club & Community Regional Officer for Roscommon, delivered the IRFU Stage 1 Rugby Coaching Course as part of the overall programme.

 

A presentation of certificates to those who successfully completed the Community Coaching Course was held on Tuesday 12th December in the Quad Youth Centre. This is the third year the course has been held in Roscommon. The course has been very successful and this year has been no different.

 

The programme was open to men and women who wanted to become a part-time or full-time coach/tutor. The aim of the course was to ensure that participants have the skills to coach or tutor in the area of sports and physical activity. This a multi-agency approach with help from the GRETB, Department of Social Protection, FAI, IRFU and GAA.

 

Sarah Mulligan, Course Coordinator, said “I could not be happier with how things went, the participants all had different strengths and weaknesses, it was brilliant to see them all supporting each other and learning from each other. I feel the course has been really worthwhile for us in Roscommon Sports Partnership as well as for the participants, you can really see a difference in everyone’s coaching skills in addition to an improvement in their organisational skills, communication skills and an increase in their confidence”

 

The Community Coaching Course consisted of training in Gaelic, Soccer, Rugby, Cycling, Safeguarding, Occupational First Aid, Active Leadership, Disability Inclusion Training, Job Seeking Skills and Personal Development. At the conclusion of the programme, 87 certificates were gained, 6 hours of physical activity opportunities for people with disabilities were delivered, 4 hours at social inclusion events and 16 hours for children aged between 4-12 years old. A total of 169 people received coaching from the participants.

 

Congratulations to all participants and we wish them every success in their future endeavours.

 

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