Alison Corbally has been appointed as Ireland’s coaching development manager to further develop the country’s National Coach Education programme

Ireland has appointed Alison Corbally, B.ed, M.Eq.S as its full-time coaching development manager. Alison will be working with the EFI’s coaching committee and will be responsible for the further development of the National Coach Education programme.

Originally from Dublin, Alison has worked for Irish Sport Horse Development and the Irish Horse Board. She said: “We hope to bring everyone together from all disciplines to make an impact and improve the standard of competition in Ireland.”

The programme is currently delivered in conjunction with the National Coaching and Training Centre. It has already firmly established itself with introductory and Level 1 courses being delivered and Level 2 courses on target for next year.

The aim of this programme is to develop the coaching systems and coach education in Irish sport. This in turn will help provide children, players and athletes with support and assistance and ultimately Ireland’s results in competitions.