Sport Ireland Hockey Training Centre

Hockey Ireland Performance Coach Development Programme launch

20 Feb 2020
Caroline O'Mahony

Hockey Ireland announced the launch of their new coaching initiative, the Performance Coach Development Programme, which is being piloted 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.  

Hockey Ireland  are looking to initially engage 6-12 female coaches for this mentoring programme with options to further develop through their core coach education programmes and potentially through EHF-led programmes such as Coaches 4 Europe or Top Coaches Programme. 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, 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.