The Camogie Association are delighted to launch the fourth year of our female coaching and mentorship initiative, the MNA Programme, in partnership with Sports Ireland’s Women in Sport Policy.
The MNA Programme primarily looks at the development of female Mentors and Coaches within Clubs around the country and the 2023 programme will offer places to 100 Clubs to take part.
The MNA Programme will act as an important step in assisting Clubs to ensure the retention of players away from the playing field and the recruitment of females and that they will pass on their knowledge and experience to future players through coaching. The role which women can play in passing on their intrinsic knowledge of the game to young players in particular is a key reason behind this programme and the part which they can play as positive role models for young players.
Participating Clubs will be required to nominate one female Mentor who will be upskilled across a wide range of areas including communications, mentoring and volunteer development.
M.N.A Mentor Training will be held:
- 8th February online
- 25th February – in person at one of four locations around the country.
MNA Mentors must complete all training in order to proceed with the programme.
The programme is seen as a model for Clubs of how to develop a pathway to recruit, develop, retain, and support females within the Club on their journey as coaches or in other volunteer roles.
The application process for Clubs to apply to take part in the 2023 MNA Programme is now open until close of business on Monday January 18th 2023.
Please click on the below link to the application form:
Please find below an electronic copy of the MNA Programme Booklet and our Electric Ireland Hurl With Me Booklet for your reference: