Launch of WIS Performance Coach Development Programme

Hockey Ireland is delighted to announce the launch of our new coaching initiative, the Performance Coach Development Programme, which is being piloted this year with the aim of supporting and developing female coaches to work at senior club, interprovincial or international level.

The programme, funded by Sport Ireland’s Women in Sport Programme, will run for 2020 and is open to female coaches who are already coaching at, or have a desire to coach, at performance level. Coaches will work with a team of experienced mentors across a 12-month period with a focus on developing key aspects of performance coaching both on and off the field.

We are looking to engage an initial 6-12 female coaches for this mentoring programme with options to further develop through our core coach education programmes and potentially through EHF-led programmes such as Coaches 4 Europe or Top Coaches Programme. So, if you are a female coach already working at or with ambition to coach at performance level, what are you waiting for?

If you would like to register your interest, please contact Phil Oakley on and include a detailed description of your coaching career to date and outline your coaching ambitions. The deadline to register your interest is Monday March 2nd 2020.