Do you coach juvenile/underage players? You may be eligible to apply for our Youth Coaching Grant.
You can download an Application Form HERE
Do you coach juvenile/underage players? You may be eligible to apply for our Youth Coaching Grant.
You can download an Application Form HERE
In 2016/17 we ran a very successful Club Development Seminar Series. This marked a commitment from National Governing Bodies and Waterford Sports Partnership to deliver on common goals of increasing participation, coach education and safe involvement in sport.
The WSP Club Development Seminar Series aimed to
‘share knowledge between sports and promote positive change’.
We delivered nine seminars as part of the series in 2016/17:
– Concussion Awareness (IRFU)
– Strength and Conditioning (Waterford Warriors)
– Minding your Mental Health (GAA/HSE/WIT)
– Simple Video Analysis (WIT)
The seminars were open to coaches, volunteers, parents and participants from all sports. 182 representatives from eighty one clubs and organisations attended the 2016/17 Seminar Series
For more information on any of the above please contact
Peter Jones on 0761 10 2191 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Prepare to Coach is a series of three workshops developed by WSP which aim to progressively increase coaches confidence and skills through observing and taking part in coaching sessions. The workshops also cover the four key areas needed for player development; developing core skills off both sides, communication, movement on and off the ball and developing decision makers.
The practical workshops gave coaches the opportunity to receive constructive feedback on their own coaching delivery. Participants also receive a Coaching
Booklet, DVD and planning, observation, evaluation and match day observation templates.
The three workshops in the series are:
PERSONAL COACHING SKILLS:
This workshop is a mixture of practical and theory. Coaches receive information on effective planning and evaluation skills and have the opportunity to get feedback on their own coaching skills from the course tutors.
WARM UP/COOL DOWN/STRETCHING:
This workshop includes activities and games that can be used as part of an effective warm up and cool down. Coaches will also learn the importance of dynamic stretches and how to perform these correctly.
GAMES FOR UNDERSTANDING:
This workshop covers how coaches can get the most out of a game situation. This session specifically focuses on adapting generic games to develop decision makers. A number of practical games that can be used in any coaching session will be demonstrated.
For more information please contact Peter Jones on 0761 10 2191 or email email@example.com
FOR COACHES OF 12 to 16 YEAR OLDS
WSP identified improving fundamental movement skills as a key area for development. As a result, in 2018 we piloted a Simple Strength and Conditioning Programme for coaches of teenagers to give them practical examples of how to incorporate simple movements and exercise into their coaching session.
During the sessions, the coaches learned how to do warm-ups/cool downs, mobility, drills, prehabilitation, muscle activations, plyometrics. At the end of the three workshops the coaches were able to go back to their clubs and introduce all of this as a circuit for base training/off season or elements of it into every training session.
We are using the following format for delivery:
Explain WHAT and WHY | Demonstrate | Practice as a group with general feedback |Practise in pairs with coach/athlete.
Feedback was excellent with participants saying ‘This is new S +C knowledge for me but it is something that can be coached easily enough to my group.’ and ‘I have learned about what exercise I can do for a warm up in my training session & muscle activation.’
NOW BOOKING! Strength & Conditioning | West Waterford
We are running a Strength and Conditioning Programme in 2019 for West Waterford Clubs in Cappoquin Community Centre. The cost for the series of two workshops is €30pp.
The first workshop is on Monday March 4th from 7.30 to 9.30pm.
Limited places | Book HERE now!
2nd Workshop | Monday 8th April from 7.30 to 9.30pm
|NGB||CONTACT NAME||CONTACT NUMBER||WEBSITE|
|Athletics Ireland||Colin Byrne||087 063 firstname.lastname@example.org||WEBSITE|
|Association of Irish Powerchair Football||Donal Byrne||087 411 email@example.com|
|Badminton Ireland||Ficha Andrews||01 firstname.lastname@example.org||WEBSITE|
|Basketball Ireland||Jason Killeen||085 761 email@example.com||WEBSITE|
|Camogie Association||Stuart Reid||086 796 firstname.lastname@example.org||WEBSITE|
|Confederation of Golf in Ireland||Carton Demesne||01 505 email@example.com||WEBSITE|
|Cricket Ireland||Jim Doran||086 816 firstname.lastname@example.org||WEBSITE|
|Cycling Ireland||Rachel Ormrod||086 780 email@example.com||WEBSITE|
|Down Syndrome Waterford||087 605 firstname.lastname@example.org||WEBSITE|
|Football Association of Ireland||Gary Power||086 388 email@example.com||WEBSITE|
|Michael Looby||087 050 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Gymnastics Ireland||Garrett Buckley||01 email@example.com||WEBSITE|
|Gaelic Athletic Association||Eoin Breathnach||087 921 firstname.lastname@example.org||WEBSITE|
|Irish Amateur Boxing Association||Elaine O?Neill||086 022 email@example.com||WEBSITE|
|Irish Road Bowling Association||Susan Greenefirstname.lastname@example.org||WEBSITE|
|Irish Rugby Football Union||Amanda Greensmith||086 021 email@example.com||WEBSITE|
|Irish Sailing Association||Sarah Louise Rossiter||087 939 firstname.lastname@example.org||WEBSITE|
|Irish Water Safety||Corraine Power O'Mahony||051 email@example.com||WEBSITE|
|Irish Wheelchair Association||Joanne Wall||085 859 firstname.lastname@example.org||WEBSITE|
|Ladies Gaelic Football||Mary Halvey||087 email@example.com||WEBSITE|
|Ciara Dunphy||086 248 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Olympic Handball||01 625 email@example.com||WEBSITE|
|Orienteering Ireland||Andrew Cox||087 222 firstname.lastname@example.org||WEBSITE|
|Waterford Orienteers||051 860232||WEBSITE|
|Rowing Ireland||Pat McInerney||087 969 email@example.com||WEBSITE|
|Special Olympics||Susan McGill||087 293 firstname.lastname@example.org||WEBSITE|
|Swim Ireland||Adam Cox||086 024 email@example.com||WEBSITE|
|Tennis Ireland||Lucy Pentova||085 733 firstname.lastname@example.org||WEBSITE|
|Triathlon Ireland||Eleanor Condon||087 689 email@example.com||WEBSITE|
|Vision Sports Ireland||Rahim Nazarli||085 850 firstname.lastname@example.org||WEBSITE|
|Volleyball Association of Ireland||Conor Flood||087 099 email@example.com||WEBSITE|
|Waterford Autism Social and Sport Action (WASSA)||Suzanne O'Mahony||086 663 firstname.lastname@example.org||WEBSITE|
|Weightlifting Ireland||Colin Buckley||086 257 email@example.com||WEBSITE|
What is Vetting?
It is a criminal background check of any person who is carrying out work or activity, a necessary and regular part of which consists mainly of the person having access to, or contact with, children or vulnerable persons.
Vetting is carried out with the permission of the applicant by a registered organisation e.g. the GAA, FAI, IRFU through the National Vetting Bureau in Ireland to establish whether there is any criminal record or specified information relating to the applicant.
What is the law on vetting?
Anyone who has on-going contact with children (under 18), in the field of leisure or sport (paid or voluntary), other than those who assist ‘occasionally’ or in the event of a family or personal relationship, must be vetted.
* It is up to clubs to assess whether a person’s contact is ‘occasional’ or not, ‘occasional’ contact is ‘now and then’ or a once off event, such as a sports day.
Is there a fee charged for vetting applicants?
There is currently no intention to charge fees to the community and voluntary sector for accessing the vetting service.
What this means for clubs?
If you have children involved in your club, all staff and volunteers who have direct contact with children must be vetted.
It is not necessary for all committee members to be Garda Vetted but it is essential if they have direct contact with children.
Additional persons e.g. a caretaker – The club will have to make the assessment themselves. For example, in one club the caretaker may only be responsible for outdoor facilities and may not have any role working with children. In another club the caretaker may be responsible for supervision of changing and shower areas. The legislation only requires vetting of persons working with children. If the caretaker does not have such a role, a club is not committing any offence by not having them vetted.
Club members should attend Code of Ethics and Good Practice for Children’s Sport workshops with their NGB or Local Sports Partnership. Clubs should have properly trained Children’s Officer. Training is available through Waterford Sports Partnership.
It is illegal for any volunteer or coach to work with children or vulnerable adults on a continuous basis before successfully completing the Garda Vetting process.
The children are always accompanied by or in the vicinity of an adult at training/matches must I still be vetted?
All people who work with groups of children, whether alone or accompanied by another adult, must be vetted.
What if we need to appoint a volunteer at short notice for a one off event?
That person does not have to be vetted. They would be covered by the ‘occasional assistance’ exemption.
As a parent dropping other kids to matches and training must I be garda vetted?
If you have their parent’s permission and it’s not that often, no. If you are a regular member/volunteer with the club, yes.
How do I know if my club is registered for Garda vetting?
What information am I required to put on a Garda vetting form?
What age do I have to be to get Garda vetted?
It is possible to access Garda vetting for young people aged 16-18 years of age, however the application must be accompanied with a signed parental consent form, which is available from the GCVU . It is not possible to vet a person under the age of 16.
Do Transition Year students need to be Garda vetted?
Transition year students under 18 do not need to be Garda vetted but prior to any decision made by the registered service provider to facilitate a transition year student placement – it is imperative that at least 2 references from reputable persons [one being from the school that the student attends] are sought in writing and are confirmed and checked. All references should be requested from someone who has firsthand knowledge and experience of the student. The references can be from the secondary / second level school, previous employment or work experience or from any independent person in the community.
Do international students need to be Garda vetted?
Yes, if the international students is aged over 16 years and involved with children, they will need to be vetted by the Irish National Vetting Bureau through the club. You will need to allow time to have their vetting organised before they can volunteer with you i.e. start the process at least a month to 8 weeks beforehand.
The international students will also need to send you a copy of their Police Clearance Certification for all International addresses that they have lived at for longer than 6 months (once they were over the age of 18 years) before they start their work with your service.
How long does Garda Vetting last for?
It is advised to renew your application every 3 years.
How do I apply for Garda Vetting?
An organisation that requires Garda vetting of individuals must register with the National Vetting Bureau. The organisation must appoint a liaison person to apply for and receive vetting disclosures.
Details of the procedure for registering an organisation are on the National Vetting Bureau website.
If you are applying for a position that requires you to have Garda vetting, you will be sent a Garda Vetting Application Form (electronic or paper). You apply to be vetted using e-Vetting or you can apply using a paper form instead. If you are aged under 18 you must submit a consent form signed parent or guardian.
To use e-Vetting you must be aged over 16. You must have a valid email address and complete the “proof of identity” process.
The e-Vetting procedure:
What is a vetting disclosure?
A vetting disclosure includes particulars of the criminal record (if any) relating to the person, and a statement of the specified information (if any) relating to the person or a statement that there is no criminal record or specified information, in relation to the person. A Garda Vetting disclosure is issued directly to the liaison person in the relevant organisation.
Garda vetting will only be conducted on the written consent of an individual vetting subject. An individual vetting subject can get a copy of their Garda Vetting disclosure from the liaison person in the relevant organisation to whom it was issued.
Procedure for applying for a vetting disclosure
Is vetting covered on an individual basis?
No. Vetting is conducted only on behalf of relevant organisations that are registered with the National Vetting Bureau and is not conducted for individual persons on a personal basis.
How do I know my Garda vetting has been approved?
You can track your application online with your application ID and date of birth if you have used E-Vetting, otherwise you can contact your registered/affiliate organisation or the National Vetting Bureau Office.
How long does it take for my application to go through?
Minimum 5 days, maximum 4 weeks. If you are waiting any longer for confirmation contact your affiliated organisation or the National Vetting Bureau Office.
Vetting for transgender persons
The law requires that you disclose all of your previous names and addresses to the National Vetting Bureau (NVB) so that your application can be correctly processed. The NVB does however have a process whereby you can disclose your previous gender/name to the NVB only and not reveal this data on the vetting application form. This is known as the ‘Sensitive Applications Process’ and for more information Contact 0504-27300 and look for the Sensitive Applications Team.
National Vetting Bureau details:
National Vetting Bureau | Racecourse Road | Thurles | Tipperary | E41 RD60 | Ireland
Tel: +353 504 27300 | Locall: 1890 488 488
We have compiled some useful ‘Tip Sheets’ to help you if you are organising a run, cycle, walk, community fun day or community fitness challenge in your community.
check them out here…
GDPR is the EU’s NEW Data Protection Regulations which come into force on Friday 25th May 2018.
Waterford Sports Partnership, in collaboration with the Waterford PPN, provided two free workshops for Sports Clubs and Community & Voluntary groups on the 2nd and 3rd of May in Waterford City and Dungarvan respectively. The workshops were delivered by John Warren of JE Warren Consulting and were full to capacity with 108 attending in total from 82 different sports clubs and community groups.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) very significantly increases the obligations and responsibilities for organisations in how they collect, use and protect personal data.
At the centre of the new law is the requirement for organisations to be fully transparent about how they are using and safeguarding personal data, and to be able to demonstrate accountability for their data processing activities.
What constitutes personal data?
The GDPR’s defines personal data as: ‘personal data’ means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘data subject’)”. It adds that an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location number, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
Examples of personal data include name, home address, email, photo, bank details, posts on social networking site and medical records.
Generally, if you’re unsure whether the information you store is personal data or not, it’s best to err on the side of caution. This means not only making sure that data is secure, but also reducing the amount of data you store and ensuring that you don’t store any information for longer than necessary. For more information and useful resources on the GDPR see www.gdprandyou.ie
Sport has always had a vibrant presence in County Waterford and organised sport both competitive and recreational has proven an excellent way to get and keep people actively engaged in physical activity. The demand for high quality education & training workshops and support programmes has further strengthened the positive impact of sport within the community. Waterford Sports Partnership continues to support local sports clubs to raise awareness, promote best practice and increase participation by all.
CLUB DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME:
This programme endeavours to support sports clubs in improving their structures and capacities to ensure best practice in the delivery of sport at community level. The programme focus on education, training, information and supports to develop areas such as club governance, inclusion and coach education.
NEW CLUB SET-UP:
Our Sports Development Officers are on hand to offer guidance and advice to new clubs on structures, governance, funding and best practice. To arrange a meeting please contact
TRAINING & EDUCATION
Examples of Education & Training Workshops . . .
Over the past few years where funding allows, WSP has run a small scale grant scheme for Waterford Clubs to cover the costs of volunteer coach training. WSP promotes Funding Opportunities to sports clubs and our Development Officers offer guidance and advice to Sports Clubs and Community Groups on funding applications such as Sports Capital Grants, Go For Life Grants and Waterford City and County Council Grants.
To arrange a meeting please contact
WSP will deliver a series of three workshops aimed at the volunteer parent/coach to introduce them to simple Strength & Conditioning for 12-16 year olds.
The coaches will learn how to do warm-ups/cool downs, mobility, drills, prehabilitation, muscle activations, plyometrics. At the end of the three workshops the coaches will be able to go back to their clubs and introduce all of this as a circuit for base training/off season or elements of it into every training session.
Starting Monday 16th April | 6.30 to 8pm
(& Monday: 21st May & 18th June )
Scoil Mhuire | Abbeyside