Players First for GAA Conference

The first ever GAA Player Conference will take place in Croke Park on Saturday, February 17th.

The event is intended to bring a focus to the amount of material and understanding there is to help players across all codes of Gaelic games to play and live to their best potential.

open to all adult players of Gaelic Games (Football, Hurling, Camogie, Ladies Football, Handball and Rounders). Under a theme of Prepare, Perform and Recover the event is being pulled together by three separate welfare and well-being committees within the GAA and is open to all players from Football, Hurling, Ladies Football, Camogie, Handball and Rounders.

“Player Welfare is one of the GAA’s core values and the Association invests considerable time, personnel, and finance in developing evidence-based programmes and resources,” said GAA president Aogán Ó Fearghaíl speaking at yesterday’s launch in Croke Park.

“Research has identified the challenge for sports governing bodies in communicating player welfare messages to the playing population.”

To bridge this gap, the GAA is providing a platform for adult club players to engage and be informed about injury prevention, mental preparation, nutrition and much more.

The conference will include keynote addresses, engaging workshops and discussion groups as well as practical experiential demonstrations on the these and other player welfare related topics including fixtures, concussion and gambling awareness.

Among those who will be speaking are Dr Crionna Tobin, Professor Niall Moyna, Eamon O’Shea and many more.

The GAA Player Conference will take place in Croke Park from 9.45am until 3.15pm on Saturday 17th February 2018. Spaces are limited and booking is essential through the GAA Learning portal.

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