Leinster to appoint 30 new coaches


Leinster GAA are currently in the process of training 30 new staff members who will take up coaching positions within clubs across the province.
The training began at the National Games Development Centre at Abbotstown this week. The new coaches will join over 90 Games Development staff currently providing support and guidance across Leinster.
The new initiative follows on from the success of the East Leinster Project which was established in 2017 with Games Promotion Officers placed in Kildare, Louth, Meath, Wicklow and Wexford.
Leinster GAA chairman Pat Teehan said: “It is great to see this level of take up in the GPO Model across the Province. It is evidence of our commitment to assisting clubs in developing both their underage activity and overall structures. To see this number of staff head out to Clubs and know the impact they will have is extremely heartening.”
He added: “Each Club is submitted to a rigorous audit before qualifying for a GPO. This involves sitting down with Clubs looking at their activity levels at underage, how they interact with schools and devising a work plan that would see a GPO support them in these areas. It is very much not a one size fits all nor the ultimate solution, it is just another addition to existing supports that are provided through ourselves and the National Games Development Committee. We will continue to work with all stakeholders for the betterment of our association”
Staff will start in Longford, Westmeath, Carlow, Offaly, Laois and Kilkenny as well as those in the East Leinster Project.