Volunteers are the most valuable asset to any club and it is essential that clubs value the time and dedication shown by these people throughout the country. A volunteer is someone who gives time, energy and talents to others, expecting nothing in return.
Recruiting Volunteers and the Ready, Stready Coach Programme click here
The Ladies Gaelic Football Association organise educational webinars throughout the year. A number of these have been recorded in relation to Club Development, to view please click here
What is Club Nursary?
The club nursery is the foundation of the juvenile section of your club. There are numerous activities available throughout the county for children to participate in so it is important to give girls the opportunity to participate in Ladies Gaelic football from an early age. The main aim of a nursery is introduce children aged 4 – 9 years of age to Gaelic Football in a fun, safe and relaxed environment. The ethos of the nursery is ‘to learn skills while having fun.’ The below resource will provide you with an introduction to setting up a nursery and the structures needed.
The resource also provides details on how to attract new volunteers and roles that these people can help you with in the club. The booklet provides sample activities your coaches can use for this age group that you can laminate to help new volunteers become involved.
What is Gaelic4Girls (G4G)?
G4G is a 10 week programme incorporating coaching sessions with fun non-competitive blitzes aimed at increasing participation in Ladies Gaelic Football. The programme targets girls aged between 8-12 years who are not currently registered with a Ladies Gaelic Football club. In essence, this is a tool to attract new players. More Info here
What is Gaelic4Teens?
Gaelic4Teens is a coach education based initiative, incorporating fun coaching sessions and a National Festival Day, aimed at increasing the retention rate of teenage girls aged 13-17 years in clubs which is usually subject to an increased level of dropout. More info here
What is Gaelic for Mothers and Others?
The Gaelic4Mothers&Others initiative is an innovative way to introduce mothers and other women to playing Ladies Gaelic Football. Mothers often drop their kids to training and call back to collect them, but the Ladies Gaelic Football Association wants to change that.
The Gaelic4Mothers&Others initiative sees women playing Ladies Gaelic Football in a fun, non-competitive and social environment. Gaelic4Mothers&Others provides an opportunity for women to get their recommended weekly exercise in a fun way while meeting other mothers in the area.