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GAA Coaching Weekend Abu Dhbai 10/11th Oct '14   08/09/2014

Middle East GAA is proud to announce details of the upcoming coaching weekend in Abu Dhab​i on the 10th and 11th October 2014. ​Over the two days in October, the Middle East County Board will be running two separate GAA coaching courses at the same venue, Zayed Sports City in Abu Dhabi. This is a link to the location: https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=zuQ-9n9RA4x0.klLpzHyKeqJk

Foundation Award Course

The Foundation Award course is the first step on the GAA coaching ladder. The course is targeted at both ladies and men, coaches involved in training child, youth and adult players seeking qualification, teachers taking GAA into schools in the region and players looking to get on the coaching ladder. People attending the course must be over the age of 18.

Award Level 1 (Youth / Adult)

The Award Level 1 is the next step on the coaching ladder and we will be running the Youth / Adult version of the course. Due to the length of the course, the plan is to run Part 1 of this course (Modules 1, 4, 5a and 6) on the 10th and 11th October with the remaining modules (modules 2, 3, 5b and 7) planned for the 16th & 17th January 2015. The course is targeted at ladies and men, people who hold the Foundation Award qualification who are currently coaching youth or adult players in the region, coaches/players looking at taking the next step on the coaching ladder, and teachers looking to take the next step on the coaching ladder who are taking PE with youth (over 12 years of age) players. To attend this course, you will need to confirm your Foundation Award qualification. I have circulated the foundation award certs to clubs for those that sat the course in January 2014 in Dubai. People attending the course must be over the age of 18.​


Both courses are fully accredited by the GAA and Coaching Ireland.


Both courses will run from 10am to 3pm daily.


The cost of both courses is AED 100 per person, payable on the day. The cost includes lunch on both days.

Reserve a place

To book a place on the course, please provide the following details:

First Name:                                         Surname:

Date of Birth:                                     Club/School:

Mobile:                                                                Email:

Please ensure to provide all the required details as Coaching Ireland will not issue your coaching certification without all the required information.

Places will be limited initially to 5 members per club for each course. Please revert sooner rather than later to confirm your place. ​Please circulate this widely among your club members. 

Cost 100AED per person

Contact Joe Melia Coaching Officer +973 3605 0254 Email: coachingofficer.middleeast@gaa.ie


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