Female Performance Coach Development programme up and running

Hockey Ireland is delighted to announce that our Female Performance Coach Development programme (PCD) has launched with eight coaches on the first year of the programme.

The programme, which is funded by Sport Ireland’s Women in Sport Initiative, was designed to support the development of female coaches who wish to coach at performance level. Each coach is partnered with a dedicated mentor who will work alongside them to monitor and assist in their progress throughout the year.

Hockey Ireland will provide tailored learning opportunities for the coaches through our coach education department. The mentoring team includes experienced coach developers Una McCarthy, David Passmore, Denis Pritchard, and Mick McKinnon.

HI Coach Education manager Phil Oakley said “We are delighted to finally have the programme up and running after delays due to Covid. We have assembled a strong mentoring team and hopefully the programme will provide a platform for this first group of coaches to achieve their goals”.