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Coach Programme – Applicants Revealed

Volleyball Ireland’s Education & Training Commission are delighted to reveal the 26 inaugural candidates for the first Coach Development Programme. The initial intake of new coaches originate from 16 different clubs and are spread across the country.

The programme is a blend of mentoring, online learning, inspirational talks and practical workshops, with the aim to support and develop our coaches at all levels of the game.

Coach Education & Player Pathways Coordinator Conor Flood said, “The aim of the tier 1 initiative is to support and help new coaches build confidence and knowledge. We’ve been really impressed with the quantity & quality of the applications, which are a great mix of club and school team coaches. We’ve also recruited some coaches that are interested in setting up clubs in new areas; which is very exciting.”

2021 Coach Development Programme: Tier 1 Intake:


Amy Corcoran Alessandra Trio 
Aoife O Malley Nadja Milentijevic 
Ana CláudiaLana Visevic 
Laura Connolly Alessandro Castagna 
Jana Langford Martina Webrova 
Adele Mc HughOsama Edghim 
Dympna Okane Bruna Pucci 
Shauna O kane John Ayyadurai 
Rhairi Oliveria Mandalena Miltiadi 
Lucia BarbatoMarcus Pucci 
Aine Browne Grzegorz Wiechec   
Ella ward Laura Barbugli 
Laoise Klampe Mihaela Buznea 

The programme complements formal coaching courses and is open to any registered member of Volleyball Ireland. The programme has three tiers with 2&3 opening for applications soon.

For more information contact

Conor Flood;