The Cork County Board Development committee developed the divisional academies to provide players an opportunity to be exposed to training at a high standard. These Academies are to be conducted in a positive non-competitive environment. In absence of a continued programme following on from 2016 a meeting was held by all those ratified to explore and design a 6 week programme .
We consulted with LGFA and on their recommendations we covered all skills of Ladies Football at high intensity followed by small sided games at end of sessions. A standardised warm up and warm down to include dynamic stretching and functional movement with football was incorporated into the sessions. All coaches met prior to the session to discuss the content , with all sessions lasting 1.5hrs.
The Academy was promoted on event brite.com and had a total of 76 registered players ( 59 2016) from 15 clubs in the division. The site was visited 686 times over the 6 weeks and had 48 search on goggle server. The Academy averaged 56 girls levelling off to 35-40 over last two weeks.
On the 7th October the last session of the Academy took place in Fermoy GAA with North and East Cork Academy playing games from 11am -1pm. All girls were presented with a training top and enjoyed pizza /refreshments in Fermoy clubhouse with parents and coaches .
We would like to thank the following clubs that assisted us on our 6 Week tour around the division.