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Coach for Poppintree Lions SO Football Club

Sports & Recreation

Coach for Poppintree Lions SO Football Club

TU Dublin


At a Glance

  • Start Date:15/02/2022
  • End Date:30/06/2022
  • Closing date:01/07/2022
  • Post Updated:15/02/2022
  • Min Hours:1 hour
  • Role Type:Coaching/Sports

Requirements:TU Dublin Students with interest in coaching football. Some experience of adults with moderate learning ability helpful but not essential.


Volunteer Coaches to continue the good work done to date and enable us to participate successfully in the Special Olympics Football leagues in Dublin. 

14 active playing members aged from 20 to circa 40 train on Monday nights from 8 to 9 in the Poppintree centre in Ballymun are in need of two volunteer coaches.
The members are of moderate to good ability. 

There are 4 blitz every year one in December and finishing in March/April. These are held in venues including DCU.

Transport would be provided to student volunteers if near the area or else the organisers will ensure you are brought to a suitable bus stop to get home safely.

The club, players and all volunteers are insured under the Special Olympics Public Liability insurance policy.

A basic training course will be provided by the FAI especially if the student volunteers are going to stay more than a year. Induction provided and reference person available at all times.

Volunteers are trained in first aid and safeguarding programmes run by Special Olympics Ireland. 

Is training provided?: Yes

Please note that Garda Vetting is required for this position which will be processed with you after you apply.

Tasks that the volunteer(s) will be expected to undertake:

Coach the team in basic skills for one hour every Monday night.

(Other volunteers look after the kit, footballs etc.)

Keep an eye for any rough play but generally all players are well settled in.

Report any issues to the safeguarding officer.

Committee volunteers (generally parents) attend every night but stay in the background and are available if required.

Volunteers are trained in first aid and safeguarding programmes run by Special Olympics Ireland. 

Skills required for this role:

Possess a Coaching badge equivalent to FAI Level 1/2 or Awareness and Coaching in Disability Football.

Details of time commitment needed for role:
Monday nights 8 to 9 pm and the occasional Sunday morning for 2 to 3 hours about 4 times per year for a Blitz. Usually 2 on the Northside and 1 to 2 on the Southside. Transport will be provided. as much detail here as possible would be great as students can check off against their timetable.

Minimum time commitment per week:
1 hour p/week

Additional screening required for this role:
We will arrange to meet new volunteers before starting in your role as a greeting and to explain the role better, show you the hall and a general overview of what will be expected as a volunteer.


If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:

Name: Claire Flannery

Address: TU Dublin , TU Dublin City Campus, Aungier St, Dublin D02 HW71


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