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5 Year Plan Goals

Moycarkey Borris GAA Club Plan 2015:2020

The Club Plan steering committee have completed the process of formulating the proposed goals for the next five years and those goals were presented to the Senior Club meeting of the 19th of March 2015. These ambitious goals are now accessible below. 

There are 101 goals in the following five areas;

·        Administration and Structures

·        Coaching and Games Development

·        Communications and Culture

·        Facilities and Development

·        Finance and Fundraising


Administration and Structures

Action

Outcome Sought

Timescale

Responsibility

GAA Club Constitution adopted and in place

To make sure that the Club is being run in accordance with GAA rules.

In Place

Club Executive Committee

Administration Sub-Committee to be appointed by the Club Executive Committee.

To ensure representatives from all games and all parts of the Club participate in this administration oversight group.

June 2015

Club Executive Committee

Plan Implementation Sub-Committee to be appointed by Club Executive

To monitor the implementation of the club plan

June 2015

Club Executive Committee

GAA online Volunteer Recruitment Toolkit to be used by Club officers

To ensure best practice in terms of recruiting and retaining volunteers

October 2015

Administration Sub-Committee

GAA on line Club Advice Manual to be used by Club Officers.

To support all Club officers with administration in the Club

December 2015

Administration Sub-Committee

Club Alcohol and Substance Abuse Policy promoted

To make sure that the Club is following best practice regarding the use of alcohol etc. in the Club

December 2015

Administration Sub-Committee

All Players and Members registered on GAA online registration system. All teams affiliated to the Player Injury Fund.

To comply with GAA regulations on registration of players and members

Ongoing

Administration Sub-Committee

All Club property documents in order and Club Trustees up to date

To safeguard all of the Clubs property

December 2015

Club Executive Committee

Children’s Officer and Designated Person appointed

To oversee implementation of the GAA Code of Best Practice and to deal with any allegations of abuse in the correct manner.

In Place

Club Executive Committee

Together with existing Schools Liaison Officers, draft  roles and responsibilities for the Liaison role

To assess the current situation and areas for improvement

August 2015

Club Administration Sub-Committee

Create a Welcome / Information Document

Highlight to non-members the workings of the club

January 2016

Club Administration Sub-Committee

Identify non-members & select a suitable person to meet them to ask to become a club member and / or volunteer

Attract new members of the club

January 2016

Club Administration Sub-Committee

Review club planning workshop feedback and follow up with those who called out they would be willing to get involved in specific areas given an opportunity

Increase the number of members involved at committee / sub-committee level

June 2015

Club Administration Sub-Committee

Include an update from Camogie / Ladies Football as an agenda item on all Senior GAA Club monthly meetings

Higher profile for Camogie / Ladies Football club activities

September 2015

Club Secretary

Make it good practice for every adult player to referee a training match

Give a greater appreciation of the difficulty of refereeing  / identify aspiring referees

February 2016

Adult Club Selectors

Include an annual review of all club policies in line with changes in GAA policy or Government legislation

Ensure Club policies are kept up to date & communicated to members accordingly

February 2016

Club Administration Sub-Committee


All feedback on the goals can be sent to mbgaa1520@gmail.com no later than Friday 10th of April 2015.


Coaching and Games Development

Action

Outcome Sought

Timescale

Responsibility

Club Coaching Officer and a Coaching & Games Sub-Committee to be appointed by the Club Executive Committee.

To oversee all aspects of games development in the Club and ensure the best possible coaching structures are in place in our Club. Coaching Officer to Chair this committee.

June 2015

Club Executive Committee

Juvenile Coaching & Games Development Plan to be formulated.

A plan for our four games to ensure a child centred, skills development, games based progression model for boys and girls from 5 to 18 years.

October 2015 – March 2016

Coaching & Games Sub-Committee

Adult Coaching & Games Development Plan to be formulated.

To produce a plan for our four games to ensure a player centred, skills development, model for senior players.

October 2015 – March 2016

Coaching & Games Sub-Committee

To explore greater links with the Horse & Jockey Handball Club.

To improve opportunities for promoting handball as an option for our juvenile and senior players.

November 2015

Coaching & Games Sub Committee

Invite Guest Speakers & outside coaches to address Coaches.

New ideas and improve standard of Coaching.

3 or 4 times annually

Coaching Officer

Local School Transport

Transport kids to the Field from school weekly.

September 2015

Coaching Officer

Review Drop Out Rate in the club.

Identify trends and try and reduce

the problem.

February 2016

Coaching & Games Sub-Committee

Encourage more Senior

Coaches from within Club

Improve standard of coaching and

build confidence for continuity.

Ongoing basis

Coaching & Games Sub-Committee

Draw up a Coach Pathway.

Identify and encourage more Coaches to come up with the Club – From Juvenile all the way to Senior level.

February 2017

Coaching & Games Sub-Committee

Club-School link in place. Club-School liaison officer re-appointed annually. Work closer with the schools.

To cement the relationship between the local school (s) and the Club and ensure that the children are receiving GAA coaching.

Ongoing

Coaching & Games Sub-Committee

Review games programme in place for teenage years.

To put in place a meaningful programme of games for all Youth players (13-18 years).

November 2015

Coaching & Games Sub-Committee

To encourage more parents, hurlers and non-hurlers to become coaches.

To increase the number of coaches available to our Clubs with a minimum of 5 new coaches in each coaching qualification grade annually.

February 2016 and ongoing

Coaching & Games Sub-Committee

All Club coaches to receive GAA Coach Education and have access to resources and courses.

To ensure that our coaches are trained to the best possible standards and upskilled where possible

Annually and as required.

Coaching & Games Sub-Committee

Cύl Camp held and promoted each year.

To give all children in the locality the opportunity of GAA coaching.

Every Summer

Coaching & Games Sub-Committee

Review GAA Code of Best Practice and Code of Behaviour.

To promote an environment of respect in the Club and to ensure that all children participate safely. Code of Discipline / Behaviour to be created.

October 2015

Children’s Officer

All coaches working with underage players to be Garda Vetted & attend Child Protection Workshop

To ensure that all children participate in a safe environment.

Ongoing

Children’s Officer

Sufficient number of games in place for Adult teams, including challenge games.

To ensure that along with league and championship games, all players get a meaningful program of games.

Ongoing

Coaching & Games Sub-Committee

Club Defibrillator in place and coaches trained in its use

To ensure that the welfare of our players and supporters is of top priority

Training ongoing as required

Coaching & Games Sub-Committee

New referees identified and trained

To train at least two new referees annually.

February 2016 and ongoing

Coaching Officer

Explore the set-up of indoor winter mini-leagues at juvenile level.

A successful rollout will help attract new games playing members

01 September 2015

Coaching & Games Sub-Committee

Update and maintain a club database of trained coaching personnel & current team.

Ensure accurate list of coaching personnel in the club and the courses they have completed

February 2016

Coaching & Games Sub-Committee

Identify coaches to get involved on a full-time or guest basis with Camogie / Ladies Football teams

Increase the number of coaches available in Camogie / Ladies Football

February 2016

Club Coaching Sub-Committee

Review Field bookings to ensure all panels are getting appropriate access.

A balanced equitable and appropriate allocation of pitch time slots.

October 2015

Coaching & Games Sub-Committee

Player Pathway for Juvenile Players which is given to each Team Coach annually.

Coaches of each age group know the minimum standard they are expected to get their players to.

February 2016

Coaching & Games Sub-Committee

Skills Assessments annually for Juveniles.

Continual appraisal of skill level and measure versus Player Pathway.

3 or 4 times per annum

Team Coaches

Template for warm ups, ABCs, Technique, RJT & Core Skills.

Improve all round skill set which needs to be ingrained in all our Juveniles.

October  2015

Coaching & Games Sub-Committee

Align training times for all U8, U10 and U12’s.

More opportunities for integration of coaches.

October  2015

for 2016 start

Coaching & Games Sub-Committee

Appoint a Top Coach with U8 and U10 players.

Vital stage in terms of the development of players and best resources needed.

Every November for following season

Coaching Officer

Appoint a neutral selector to competitive juvenile panels.

To ensure an equitable coaching and games process for every child. 

Every November for next season

Coaching Officer

More video analysis for Senior Team – Improved technology.

More instant access to analysis for Coaches and Players

April 2016

Team Coach and Coaching Officer

Senior Players assist in

Coaching Juvenile teams.

Involve senior players on a

rota basis - 1 or 2 senior players at a time

February 2016

Team Coach and Senior Players

Integrate football into more training sessions.

Improve football skill and compliment hurling skill set.

Ongoing Basis

All Team Coaches

Review Nursery programme in place for 5 to 7 year olds and Go-Games model for 8 to 10 year olds.

To encourage our young players to become involved in Gaelic Games in a fun and safe environment

February 2016

Coaching & Games Sub-Committee


All feedback on the goals can be sent to mbgaa1520@gmail.com no later than Friday 10th of April 2015.

Communications and Culture

Action

Outcome Sought

Timescale

Responsibility

Formation of Communications (& Culture) Sub-Committee

To set up a new sub-committee broadly representative of the club with responsibility for the Communications and Culture aspects of the Club.

June 2015

Club Executive Committee

Explore channels for Communication

To ensure all available communication avenues are utilized.

December 2015

Communications Sub-Committee

Communications Policy

Implement in full the GAA Policy Document

December 2015

Communications Sub-Committee

Launch improved Club website

To have an up to date website that is informative and well presented. Explore new features, updates alerts, twitter feeds, sponsors, yellow trader. More match reports, encourage juvenile members to do reports

December 2015

Communications Sub-Committee

Club Facebook page developed and refreshed

To help improve communication with our members and also with those who are abroad.

March 2016

Communications Sub-Committee

Update Text Messaging Service

To ensure all fixtures, results are sent to every member whether a player or not

December 2015

Communications Sub-Committee

Expand Use of Twitter

To further promote the Club through Twitter feeds. All match scores to be tweeted for every match

March 2016

Communications Sub-Committee

Collect email address and phone number for each Club member

To ensure those not on Social Media are not left out of the loop. Set up a supporters group. Also a good way to actively target Club exiles who may wish to contribute from abroad and also to increase membership

December 2015

Communications Sub-Committee

Weekly Club notes in the local newspaper

To inform the local community about all of the Clubs activities. Merge club notes to ensure Senior, Juvenile & Camogie / Ladies Football content is included weekly.

Ongoing

Communications Sub-Committee

Publish Club Yearbook

To record all Club activities for the year in one hardcopy publication in order to raise the image and profile of the Club in the locality and surrounding areas.

December 2015

Communications Sub-Committee

Club to enter Scór competition and increase use of Irish language

To promote Irish music and dance, to attract new people to the Club and to increase the use of our native language. Scór within the Parish needs to be revamped & centralised. New group of skilled persons & parents required to oversee this and implement same

March 2016

Communications Sub-Committee

Advertise Gaeltacht Scholarships

To give more children the chance of a scholarship and also to promote the Irish language

March 2016

Communications Sub-Committee

Photographers Panel

To ensure every team adult & juvenile is photographed to promote Club and build historical record

December 2015

Communications Sub-Committee

Target Sale of Club gear online for supporters living outside of the county or outside of Ireland?

Increase sales of online club gear – promote the image of the club to a wider audience.

December 2015

Communications Sub-Committee

Share and update the club Welcome / Information Document

Inform everyone in the parish of our club

January 2016

Club Webmaster

Identify a suitable date to hold an annual Community Day

Attract new non-playing members

February 2016

Club Administration Sub-Committee


All feedback on the goals can be sent to mbgaa1520@gmail.com no later than Friday 10th of April 2015.

Facilities and Development



Action

Outcome Sought

Timescale

Responsibility

Form a Facilities (and Development) Sub-Committee

To oversee the Facilities & Development part of Plan.

June 2015

Club Executive Committee.

Develop a Club Safety Statement.

 

 

Provide a safe environment for all persons.

September 2015

Club Executive Committee.

Ensure the highest safety standards are applied during the various phases of the Club Plan

 

Provide a safe environment for all persons.

Ongoing

Club Executive Committee.

Plan and develop a ‘master plan’ proposal for the existing site.

To improve facilities for players, members and supporters.

June 2015

Facilities

Sub-Committee.

Ensure a wide consultation process of the ‘master plan’ and consider all comments

 

To make positive amendments if appropriate

4 week consultation

Club Executive Committee.

Plan, and develop a proposal including drawings for a new Club House.

To improve facilities for players, members and supporters.

June 2015

Facilities

Sub-Committee.

Consultation process of the proposed facilities and consider all comments

To make positive appropriate amendments

4 week period in 2015

Facilities

Sub-Committee.

To source alternative pitch facilities during works on our own pitch

 

To minimise the disruption during grounds works

October 2015

Facilities

Sub-Committee.

Install a 2 metre walkway around the two pitches.

To enhance existing facilities for players, members and supporters

May 2016

Facilities

Sub-Committee.

Level, widen, lengthen and drain old pitch.

Allow 18 month period

New full size playing pitch.

April 2017

Facilities

Sub-Committee.

Ensure our facilities plan is futureproofed through the installation of services where required.

To provide for future enhancement of facilities

September 2015

Facilities

Sub-Committee.

Provide for permanent electrical solution for lighting new pitch

 

To make lighting more cost effective.

December 2015

Facilities

Sub-Committee.

Erect hurling wall with all-weather surface and fencing as required.

 

To improve hurling skills for all players in our Club.

April 2016

Facilities

Sub-Committee.

Build a new Clubhouse

(1 year construction Mar 16 to Mar 17)

To improve facilities for players, members and supporters.

March 2017

 

Facilities

Sub-Committee.

Renovate existing stand including stand extension & electrical services.

To improve facilities for players, members and supporters.

December 2019

Facilities

Sub-Committee.

Finish developing new pitch and erect fencing around same.

Two full size playing pitches for all games.

 

December 2019

Facilities

Sub-Committee.

Renovate existing Club House if appropriate.

To improve facilities for players, members and supporters.

December 2020

Facilities

Sub-Committee.

Develop roadways and improve boundary fencing around our grounds.

To improve facilities and safety for our members.

December 2020

Facilities

Sub-Committee.

Landscape the entrance area including permanent fencing & gates, car parking and lighting.

Better facilities for members, supporters and spectators.

2019

Facilities

Sub-Committee.

Programme for Pitch and Site surface maintenance to be developed.

 

To maintain and enhance the grounds facilities.

2017

Facilities

Sub-Committee.

Improve security of Club property and equipment with provision of enhanced security to include C.C.T.V. / Netwatch.

To protect Club property and Club equipment.

Ongoing

Facilities

Sub-Committee.


All feedback on the goals can be sent to mbgaa1520@gmail.com no later than Friday 10th of April 2015.

Finance & Fundraising

Action

Outcome Sought

Timescale

Responsibility

Finance (and Fundraising) Sub Committee to be appointed by the Club Executive Committee.

To organise and oversee the finances and fundraising in the Club

June 2015

Club Executive Committee

Club Budget prepared at the beginning of each year

To help the Club prepare for the year ahead and to help plan for fundraising events; Assist with controlling expenditure

January 2016

Finance

Sub-Committee

Preparation and Presentation of Club Accounts

 

Monthly accounts and bank account reconciliations updated on Computer and presented at Club meetings

September 2015

Finance

Sub-Committee

Accounts to be made available to all members

Accounts to be sent out to all Club members in advance of AGM to ensure transparency

Annually

Finance

Sub-Committee

Club to increase its membership base. Attract former members to rejoin & seek new members. Consider a policy of no play unless membership paid.

Improve broader Club base and seek financial support from former members and players and supporters

Annually

Finance

Sub-Committee

Continue to grow and promote our Club Lotto. 

Promote use of Direct Debit payment option and  online sales, increase number of promoters and target areas

December 2015

Finance

Sub-Committee

Continue to grow and promote the County Board Draw

Promote the use of Direct Debit payment option and increase number of promoters

December 2015

Finance

Sub-Committee

Consider incentive/reward packages for payment of membership, county board draw and club lotto

To increase overall Club income

December 2015

Finance

Sub-Committee

Explore new fundraising initiatives for ongoing Club running costs and for major capital expenditure projects

Ensure at least one/two major fundraising projects are run each year for current running costs and plan for fundraising for major capital expenditure

September 2015

Finance

Sub-Committee

Maximise all grants and taxation reliefs available for Club Developments

To ensure that Club is familiar with all aspects of obtaining grants & tax exemptions

Ongoing

Finance

Sub-Committee

Policy on Advertising & Sponsorship

A defined Club policy covering Clubhouse, pitch, scoreboard, gear, new developments, etc

December 2015

Finance

Sub-Committee

Club fundraising policy to ensure existing and new fundraising ventures achieve maximum benefit for the Club.

A defined Club policy to be put in place. Minimise the impact of new fundraising for capital projects on current incomes

July 2015

Finance

Sub-Committee

Launch the household ‘pledge a grand’ campaign.

To formulate the terms and conditions as well as the various options of the scheme. Then to sign up as many households as possible in the Parish

May 2015

Finance

Sub-Committee

Review cost and selling price of club merchandise to look at higher margins to increase profit;  Promote days for selling at Clubhouse

Increased revenue. Helps promote Club culture and increases awareness of the Club

September 2015

Finance

Sub-Committee

Club members should continue to seek knowledge of how other Clubs have successfully fundraised and any pitfalls.

Help to avoid mistakes and new ideas are always required

Ongoing

Finance

Sub-Committee


All feedback on the goals can be sent to mbgaa1520@gmail.com no later than Friday 10th of April 2015.

Implementation and Review Mechanisms for the Plan 

This Plan is a living document. It will be reviewed, assessed and adapted to ensure it facilitates the Club in reaching its potential over the next five years.

The Club Executive Committee will put in place a Plan Implementation Sub-Committee. This sub-committee will meet on a quarterly basis at least and more frequently where required and assess the progress of the plan against its stated objectives and will report directly to the club Executive Committee. This team will decide on the most appropriate method to carry out a comprehensive annual review of the Plan. This will involve the assessment of the current initiatives, their appropriateness for the needs of the Club and the identification of additional initiatives to assist in the completion of achieving the goals and objectives. This plan is a flexible plan and the Plan will be modified and adapted as required. The Plan Implementation Sub Committee will also be responsible for communicating the modified Plan to all Club members. 


All feedback on the goals can be sent to mbgaa1520@gmail.com no later than Friday 10th of April 2015.

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