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Council Launches 2023 Coach Education Programme

Council Launches 2023 Coach Education Programme

11 September 2023

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council has launched their annual timetable of specialised training courses for local sports clubs and coaches, as part of the council’s popular Coach Education Programme.

The 2023 programme includes almost 20 courses, which are aimed at helping those involved in a sports club, to gain or add to their skills and knowledge with the aim to develop their club and get the best out of their players and athletes.

Course topics include Social Media for Sport, Mental Health Awareness, Defibrillator and CPR Training and Disability Inclusive Games Training to name but a few.

Speaking at the launch of the programme, Chair of the council’s Leisure & Community Development Committee Councillor Thomas Beckett said, “The council is delighted to continue to offer a varied range of sports courses through the annual Coach Education Programme which runs from October through to March. 

“There are many up and coming and successful sports clubs in the Lisburn Castlereagh area and the continuing success of these clubs is very much dependant on the ability of those involved in coaching and behind the scenes.  The subsidised courses, covering a diverse range of subjects, are conveniently offered across multiple locations and online, ensuring all those involved in the running of local sports clubs have the opportunity to upskill and enhance their knowledge in key areas such as Safeguarding Children and Young People in Sport and First Aid in Sport.

“I would encourage all those interested to find out more by going online and having a look at the development opportunities offered by the council which provide great value.”

Online booking opens Wednesday 13 September 2023.

For the full timetable of training courses and to book online, please visit

For further information, please email

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