Earlier this year, following a root and branch review of coaching structures, conducted in conjunction with Leinster Council, Wexford GAA launched a new coaching and games development plan. This plan set down ambitious but necessary reforms of the coaching and games development structures in Wexford, plans which when fully implemented will put Wexford’s underage structures to the forefront within the GAA.
Critical to the success of this project is that full time and volunteer coaches and the executive work as one, implementing the plan and achieving the targets and milestones set out. Recently concerns have arisen about pace of the implementation of the plan and in particular the role of the full time staff in this roll out. In response, and after consultations with Wexford, Leinster GAA has appointed Brian Carberry as special project manager to oversee the full implementation of the plan.
Speaking about this, County Board Chairman, Diarmuid Deveraux explained that ‘ I think it’s widely accepted that our approach to coaching and games development has not been reaping the returns expected and that we were falling behind the likes of Dublin and Tipperary. To compete, and win over parents and young people in today’s crowded sporting environment, we need to adopt a progressive, best practice approach, to be setting the bar that others will look to follow – this is exactly what the Wexford Games Development Action Plan sets out to achieve.
For it to be effective though, everyone involved has to be pulling together and the targets set out achieved, the plan is there, has been approved by Wexford County Board and by Leinster Council and must be implemented in full without delay. That’s what Brian (Carberry) is coming onboard to do, to drive the full and timely implementation of the plan.’
Brian will work with the full time (all Leinster Council Employees) and CE Scheme staff on delivering the plan, which should greatly benefit our clubs, schools, volunteer coaches and Wexford GAA as whole.
A link to the plan is set out below: