Breakfast Session for Talent Coaches

An exciting educational session will take place for sports coaches at the upcoming Talent Breakfast, hosted in Omagh Leisure Complex this September. The session is delivered by the North West Coaching Network and targets coaches practicing at a regional or national talent level or those working with talented young performers in a club setting.

This is the third talent breakfast facilitated by the North West Coaching Network and the guest speaker will be Michael Black from Triathlon Ireland.  Michael holds numerous coaching qualifications in Triathlon, Athletics and Cycling. His current role is to support the development of Triathlon Clubs in Northern Ireland, with regards to their coaching and club development structures.

Michael has worked extensively with sports teams, clubs and individuals from local club level to world and international elite athletes, such as Mark Lewis Francis, Nicola Sanders middle distance runners like Mo Farah and the Jamaican and current 100m world record holder Usain Bolt. His session will be on the Triathlon Ireland Academy; identifying how it is operated and how this fits into the overall strategic plan for Triathlon Ireland. It will also provide an insight into the sports’ talent pathway, in relation to progressing on to high performance.

While the Talent Breakfast is focused around Triathlon it is open to coaches from all sports who are delivering in the talent environment. Regardless of which sport you coach, the session will provide useful information on the development of talented youngsters and the support they receive to advance along the performance pathway.

The Talent Breakfast also provides an opportunity for coaches to network and share learning. Informal discussion opportunities are made available in order for coaches to swap ideas and learn from their peers.

Omagh District Council will host the session in the newly renovated Omagh Leisure Complex. Mr. Conor Mc Crory-Sports Development & Recreation officer with Omagh District Council was delighted the event will be hosted in Omagh. He said, “This is a fantastic opportunity for all sports coaches to come together and receive some learning which will help them develop their knowledge and skills. Bringing coaches together to learn and network in events such as the talent breakfast can only be a good thing for the next generation of young sports stars in the region.”

Session details:

Talent Breakfast; Friday 19th September 2014

Guest speaker: Michael Black; Triathlon Ireland

Venue: Omagh Leisure Complex

Time 8.30am-10am

Breakfast will be served


All coaches must pre-register and spaces are limited. If you would like to attend the event please email with your name, contact number, coaching qualifications and the level at which you are currently coaching (e.g. regional squad, school, club, etc).