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Phase 2 of Female Coach Mentorship Programme to recruit sports scientists

Wed 06th Mar

Tara Gleeson


Building on the first year of the female coach mentorship programme, Phase 2 sees the programme focus on Sports Science practitioners.

Just as is the case within the Gaelic Games coaching population, the field of sports science is also dominated by males. This phase of the Female Mentorship Programme will recruit a maximum of 12 practitioners across the Sports Sciences, specifically, athlete development, nutrition, sports psychology, physiotherapy, performance analysis but it is also open to any Sports Science Practitioner as long as they are currently working within a Gaelic Games context.

The Gaelic Games Sports Science Working Group was founded in 2020 and produced the Sports Science Framework in 2023. This framework is the first of its kind in Gaelic Games and provides guidance for coaches, administrators and practitioners in relation to what sports science support should look like at each stage of the player pathway.

This year long professional development programme is aimed at ambitious practitioners who want to work at the highest level in Gaelic Games.

During the year participants will receive:

· Mentorship from a leading sports science practitioner

· Collective CPD days focused on multidisciplinary best practice

· Engagement with members of the Gaelic Games Sports Science Working Group exploring sports science in the context of Gaelic Games

· Opportunities to grow your professional network

· Participation in a high-quality Community of Practice


To apply, applicants must:

1: Hold a level 7 qualification in their discipline

2: Be supporting T3/T4 (Academies/Player Development Programs), F3 (Adult club) or E1 (Intercounty)

3: Have a minimum of 2+ years experience in an applied sports science setting

4: Provide two references, one from a coach/manager and one from a player

5: Complete an online application form


Deadline for application is Friday 15th March


Online Application Form:

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