Expressions of Interest: Junior National Women’s Team Head Coach Roles
Volleyball Ireland are seeking Expressions of Interest for the roles of u17s Women’s National Team Head Coach and u19 Women’s National Team Head Coach.
The u17s Coach will work with players born in 2006 and 2007.
The u19s Coach will work with players born in 2004 and 2005.
The voluntary positions will work alongside the Senior National Team Coaching panel and other junior national team pathway coaches to deliver a systemic and athlete centred performance programme.
The role will involve leading teams to CEV Zonal Championships, as well as identifying other competitions and tournaments to attend, that will aid the holistic and long term development of players.
A more detailed role description will be available to interested parties.
If you’re interested in the role please send a brief email to Gary Stewart, General Manager, outlining your suitability for the role; firstname.lastname@example.org Deadline; no later than Friday July 17th 2020.
Volleyball Ireland are delighted to announce that Mark Delahunty has been appointed Senior Women's National Team Head Coach, on a permanent basis.
The DVC man has impressed whilst in temporary control, overseeing National Team trials that attracted 38 players. Mark said, "I am very privileged to be appointed to the role. What I have seen in terms of the talent available and interest in the sport makes this an exciting time for Irish Volleyball."
Mark has an ambitious vision for the National Women's team programme and aims to create a system that will give Irish teams success over many years, "I can't wait to get started and I hope that by working in partnership with Coaches, Clubs, Schools, the Association and most importantly the players we can continue to develop and grow our amazing sport."
Work is underway to establish a coaching and support team at a number of key National Team age groups.
The Inside Scoop...Club Q&A
On the inside scoop we have a club who are from Munster and bring the Thunder!! That's right Munster Thunder join us for the Club Q&A. This dynamic and homely team have teams competing in the National League in Premier Women, Division 1 Men and Women's Division 2. This club is a mix of experienced international players and up and coming young stars!
Munster Thunder VC
Give a brief background of the club. i.e year founded, titles won, highlights, junior/senior club etc..
The club has currentrly 3 teams (Premier W- D2W and D1 Men) Winner of D2W in 2017/18 - Winner of D1W in 2018/2019 - The current D2W is mostly composed by U18 players
What 3 words would best describe the club?
Dynamic- International- Homely
What Social Activities does your club do?
We do organise a beach volleyball camp abroad every year
Tell us a fun fact we don't know about the club.
After each training session we go for a pint (adults only)
Does your club have a special tradition/chant/routine? Tell us about it!
Which club would you consider to be your biggest rivals?
Depends on the team and on the year
What does the club do in the off season?
One indoor training a week runs through the year- then we play beachvolleball
Finally, what song would be your clubs anthem/jam/walk in song? Include a link!
Volleyball Ireland's Clubmark Programme has been in operation since 2017 when Santry VC were the first club to achieve the status. Since then, Galway VC worked their way through it and is accredited since 2019. There are a number of clubs working through the programme and hope to complete it by the end of 2020.
What is Clubmark?
Volleyball Ireland (VI) Clubmark Programme is designed to support and develop clubs in various areas. The programme rewards those who meet the minimum standards set and encourages clubs to continually develop. The VI provide support and resources to ensure clubs are on the right track towards accreditation. The areas covered are Effective Management, Safety in Sport and Quality Assurance and Development.
How it Works?
Clubs complete set criteria with the help and support of Volleyball Ireland staff. Templates are available so clubs aren't expected to 'recreate the wheel' by starting documents from scratch. Get a team of people involved so various areas can be worked on at the same time.
Clubs structure and governance will be enhanced with best practices and policies put in place. Club volunteers will be trained and have the opportunity to expand their skills and be part of the growth of their club.
Clubs who complete the programme will receive a €500 equipment grant from Volleyball Ireland for Sportsset.
View the programme HERE and contact Norma who can arrange a quick chat to talk you and your team through the programme and set a plan of action.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.