Sporting heroes launch Council’s Coach Education Programme

Launching the Council's Coach Education Programme is the Mayor of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, Councillor Thomas Beckett; Olympic Silver Medallist Sharon Davis; Olympic Gold Medallist Dame Mary Peters; Former Irish Rugby and renowned Strength & Conditioning Coach Mike McGurn; Head of Sports Services, Brendan Courtney and Community Sports Development Officer, Kevin Madden.
Launching the Council's Coach Education Programme is the Mayor of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, Councillor Thomas Beckett; Olympic Silver Medallist Sharon Davis; Olympic Gold Medallist Dame Mary Peters; Former Irish Rugby and renowned Strength & Conditioning Coach Mike McGurn; Head of Sports Services, Brendan Courtney and Community Sports Development Officer, Kevin Madden.

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council was delighted to welcome Olympic silver medallist Sharon Davies, Olympic legend Dame Mary Peters and former Irish rugby and renowned strength & conditioning coach, Mike McGurn to launch the Council’s popular coach education programme.

The annual programme includes nearly 20 courses which are aimed at helping those involved in a sports coaching role to obtain the skills to develop their Club and get the best out of their players or athletes.

Courses include First Aid, Safeguarding Children, Sports Nutrition, Disability Inclusion to name but a few.

Speaking at the launch of the programme, the Mayor of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, Councillor Thomas Beckett said,

“I am delighted to welcome sporting legends Sharon Davies, Dame Mary Peters and Mike McGurn to the Lisburn & Castlereagh area.

“Their sporting success is a true inspiration to local sports clubs who are aiming to compete at the highest level and nurture the next generation of sporting stars.

“The Council is delighted to be leading the way in the provision of coach education for sports clubs.

“The great strength of the clubs in our area is very much down to the ability of our coaches which depends greatly on the development opportunities provided to them through subsidised initiatives such as these programmes,” he concluded.

For a copy of the coach education programme, please visit www.lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk or call 028 9250 9567.