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Department for Communities

Through this project each of the governing bodies of sport are funded two full-time staff posts, namely; a Club & Community Development Officer, and a Volunteer Development & Policy Officer. These posts are tasked with supporting clubs and volunteers to further develop their respective selves, and are on hand to assist with specific club issues.

In addition to club and volunteer development, an important aspect of the DfC project is the close working relationship developed between the three sports. This culminates in much learning from one another, identifying best practice and implementing similar support in the sports where it is not already present. Over the course of a year the three sports will host a series of joint events which club volunteers are invited to attend. These joint events showcase some of the great work ongoing within the three sports, enabling the Irish FA to learn from the other sports, and vice versa.

Video Resources

IFA Goldmark Awards

Personal Story Reflection by volunteers

Sarah Herron's Story

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Kyle Robinson

Club & Community Development Officer