Are you currently unemployed, living in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown and looking to take part in an active learning programme that will give you skills and coaching qualifications in a range of sports?

dlr Sports Partnership in association with the Southside Partnership Local Employment Service, Irish Sports Council and Dormant Accounts will deliver a Community Sports Coaching Programme over the coming months.

This exciting new initiative will give participants the opportunity to gain qualifications in Soccer, Rugby and Mountaineering, while picking up skills and supports to assist them back into the workforce. The Community Sports Coaching Programme specifically targets unemployed men and women living in the County who are in receipt of a social welfare payment. Participation on this three day a week course based in Loughlinstown will not affect this payment.

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The Programme will include classroom based learning in the areas of Sports First Aid, Child Protection, Active Leadership and Disability Awareness.  In addition to these accredited modules the programme will also provide information through specialist workshops on job readiness skills, personal development, identification of personal progression options in employment and further education. There will also be an element of work placement to allow participants to gain experience of the sports industry.

It is hoped that the initiative will benefit the local communities with many of the participants linking in with clubs and community organisations providing increased physical activity opportunities for all.

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Sports Partnership and Southside Partnership Local Employment Service would like to invite applications from unemployed people living in the County. Interested individuals will need to commit to attending this Programme for three days a week (Monday to Wednesday) over 16 weeks from November to early April. 

Places will be limited to 12 trainee coaches.  If you would like further information or an application form please contact dlr Sports Partnership, by calling 01-2719502 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

Final date for applications is the 30th October 2015.

The Community Sports Coaching Programme is funded through the Irish Sports Council and Dormant Accounts Board and is an equal opportunities training programme.