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Wednesday 04 May 2016
Opportunties for coaches in Belfast!

Continuing with our Coach Education programmes, we have some opportunities for new and existing coaches coming up in Belfast.

Belfast IFA Level 1 courses

For coaches who are starting off on their coach education pathway, there are 2 Irish FA Level 1 Plus courses available very soon; both of which give new coaches the chance to complete the IFA Level 1 course within a week.

The first is at PlayBall, Stormont, starting on the 10th May with the Irish FA Grassroots Introduction to Coaching Award on Tuesday 10th May in the evening from 6:30-9-30pm, followed by the Irish FA Level 1 Award at the weekend over Friday 13th, Saturday 14th and finishing Sunday 15th May.

Application Pack for this course available here: CLICK HERE for LEVEL 1 at PLAYBALL 

We also have another IFA Level 1 Award as part of the National Coaching Weeks at Queens Sport, Upper Malone on 6th-9th June.

For an application form for this course, please contact

PlayBall, Stormont - 10th & 13th-15th May Prices: 

Grassroots Introduction to Coaching Award ONLY - Tuesday 10th May 18:30-21:30 - £30

Level 1 ONLY - Friday 13th, Saturday 14th, Sunday 15th May - 09:30 - 17:00 - £220

Level 1 Plus (Both courses above combined) - £235.

Queens Sport, Upper Malone – 6th-10th June Prices: 

Grassroots Introduction to Coaching Award ONLY - Monday 6th June -  18:30-21:30 - £30

Level 1 ONLY - Tues 7th – Thurs 9th June – 09:30 – 17:00  - £250

Level 1 Plus (Both courses above combined) - £265 

McDonald’s Community Coaching Day

Further to this, the McDonald’s Belfast Games Development Programme have a McDonald’s Community Coaching Day on Thursday 12th May at PlayBall, Stormont.

This is a FREE event aimed at coaches with a team in Irish FA Small Sided Games Programmes and will consist of a themed outdoor coaching session for coaches to observe followed by 2 short theory sessions:

  • Sporting Mindset for coaches and players
  • Club Development presentation.

Numbers are limited so to reserve a place we ask that you click on the following link and fill out the form to avoid disappointment: