North West Coaching Forum 2015

The North West Coaching Forum is a series of presentations and workshops designed to address a range of issues related to sports coaching. The Forum is planned to support the education of sports coaches and raise the profile of coaching in the North West region. 

A number of expert speakers have been confirmed for the event, with a range of relevant topics provided for coaches from many different sports.



Presentations and seminars will focus on:

●International Perspectives on Talent Identification: Ricky Huey; Ulster Rugby

●Strength and Conditioning: Speed Development: Joe Gallanagh; Ulster Rugby

●Mental Resilience in Sport: Kelley Faye; Sports Institute Northern Ireland

●Periodization Considerations for Coaching: Roger Keenan; Ulster Council GAA


The Forum will take place during National Talent Coaching Week and will identify areas specific to the development of talent athletes. 

Coaches and volunteers from all sports are invited to attend an evening of educational sessions focusing on a number of key themes within coaching. Experts from a number of sports will offer practical and knowledgeable learning for participants.

The forum has been created and supported by the North West Coaching Network which is made up of local authorities, sports partnerships and national governing body representatives from Derry, Donegal, Fermanagh, Omagh, Sligo and Strabane. The partnership approach for the Network is coordinated by Coaching Ireland and Sport NI.


The event will take place on Thursday 26th February at the Omagh Leisure Complex; lasting from 6pm – 9.30pm. Admission is free however limited spaces are still available. Registration can be completed online at

For further information email or call 07709186305