Following requests from NGBs, the training of sports officials was explored by Sport Ireland Coaching. Sports Officials include referees, lines people, umpires, judges, scorekeepers etc . Officials and anyone with an involvement in officiating or in the training/supporting officials were surveyed on the type of training currently provided to officials and the type of training needed. An Officials Developer programme was developed to train those who have responsibility within an NGB for training officials. The first part of the programme was piloted in 2021. Following completion of the pilot, the programme was reviewed by Sport Ireland's External Programme Review Panel and the Education and Training Council.
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