Weightlifting Ireland are seeking expressions of interest from our qualified Level 1 Coaches to deliver our schools partnership programme to Transition Year (TY) students for the 2023/2024 academic year.

This programme was introduced in early 2022 as a Women in Sport (WIS) initiative, in conjunction with Sport Ireland (SI) and the Local Sports Partnerships (LSP). It is a six week practical course which offers the opportunity for students to learn about our sport and develop basic weightlifting movements/skills. We had great success in 2022 & most recently in 2023 with four schools successfully completing the programme.

We would like to build on the 2023 rollout and bring the programme to more areas and schools this academic year.  In order to make preparations, we are seeking expressions of interest from qualified coaches to create a database of coach availability and locations.  

The programme commenced as a project for TY girls, but we believe we can offer the programme to all TY students if we have sufficient coaches available.

If you would be interested in being part of the TY project, please complete the expression of interest form below – please remember that the projects will be delivered throughout the school day (9am – 4pm) : EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FORM

Expression of Interest Deadline : Wednesday, 20th of September – 2023

Coaches will be reimbursed expenses for their time and travel, within reason.

Following receipt of the completed forms, we will be in contact regarding Coach CPD specific to the delivery of this programme. Don’t worry if you haven’t started on your coaching pathway just yet, details of our upcoming Level 1 Courses can be found on our coaching calendar (linked below):

For further information or if you have any questions please contact: [ [email protected] and/or [email protected] ]