Lisa Flaherty of Shamrocks Ladies Football Club in Offaly.

Shamrocks stalwart set for LGFA ‘Learn to Lead’ programme

Shamrocks ladies football stalwart Lisa Flaherty is among those who will take part in the LGFA’s 2021/2022 ‘Learn to Lead’ female leadership programme.

Lisa is one of 24 participants on the list announced by the Ladies Gaelic Football Association earlier this week.

The Offaly woman will participate in the coaching strand of the programme.

The ‘Learn to Lead’ programme was launched in 2019 and will be supported this year by Women in Sport funding through Sport Ireland.

The programme was devised to develop the next generation of female leaders within ladies football – and the 20 graduates from the inaugural programme were honoured in February 2020.

The 2021/2022 course will be delivered once again by experts in the fields of coaching, officiating, administration and PR/media.

There was a huge level of interest in this year’s programme and the long-list of applicants has been whittled down to 24 – six in each strand.

The final list of 24 participants includes leading coaches, officials, administrators and players, representing the four provinces.

Over the course of four days and six evenings, diverse leadership skills will be examined, with the focus firmly on developing the skill-sets and techniques required to master each of the four strands.

The programme will commence in the coming weeks, and run until May 2022.

LGFA President Marie Hickey said: “We are incredibly proud to announce details of another ‘Learn to Lead’ Female Leadership programme.

“Our inaugural programme proved hugely successful and we were delighted to see 20 talented graduates come through.

“A fresh 12-month programme once again fulfils a key aspect of our Strategic Plan – and the content of the programme is of an extremely high quality, as our previous graduates will vouch for.”

“I am looking forward to following the journeys of our 24 participants – as they learn from leaders in the fields of coaching, officiating, administration and PR/Media,” she added.

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