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O'Dwyers GAA Club Development Plan: May Update PDF Print E-mail
Written by Seán Garvan   
Monday, 30 May 2016 07:44
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What’s Happening

Steady Progress

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We have made steady progress in phase 4 so far with the focus groups working through the different areas of the plan. We have had over 15 group meetings to date with everyone really engaging in the process. We thank each of you for your time and efforts to date.

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Focus Groups: Doing great work

The following are some of the key initiatives being discussed/proposed across the seven focus areas:

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1. Games Development & Coaching Strand

O’Dwyers GAA are in the business of sport, so this group is central to the development of the club over the next 5 years and beyond. Some of the key initiatives and projects being discussed by the group that will form part of the plan include:

  • Oversight & Management
    • Appointing a Club Coaching Officer
    • Establishing a Games Development and Coaching Committee
  • Coaching Personnel
    • Appointing Development Officers
    • Assessing the feasibility of a full time GPO
    • Appointing an Equipment Coordinator
    • Appointing two School Liaison Officers - augment the links with local schools and education institutes
  • Coaching Education
    • Collating a coaching manual that can be used by all coaches
  • Player Development
    • Defining and documenting a clear Player Pathway

2. Finance and Funding Strand

Some of the key initiatives and projects being discussed by the group that will form part of the plan include:

  • Oversight & Management
    • Establishing a Finance and Funding Committee
  • Financial Planning
    • Establishing a 5 year budget and associated annual budgets
  • Partnership
    • Establishing a business sponsorship / partnership team
  • Financial Aid
    • Establishing a grant application team

3. Facilities & Equipment Strand

Some of the key initiatives and projects being discussed by the group that will form part of the plan include:

  • New Facilities Planning
    • Providing the Clubs requirements to the existing Facilities Development Group
  • Current Facilities Improvement
    • Collating, costing and prioritising improvements to existing facilities

4. Communication, Marketing and PR Strand

Some of the key initiatives and projects being discussed by the group that will form part of the plan include:

  • Oversight & Management
    • Communication Group: To oversee club communication and PR
  • Branding
    • Survey community on clubs brand recognition
  • Non-Traditional Communication Method & Tools
    • Developing a new website
    • Streamlining the clubs Facebook sites and pages
  • Traditional Communication Method & Tools
    • Establishing a meet & great for new parents
    • Improving club signage (Club grounds, in Balbriggan)
    • Improving availability and content on Club notice boards (Club grounds, in Balbriggan)

5. Social & Events Strand

Some of the key initiatives and projects being discussed by the group that will form part of the plan include:

  • Oversight & Management
    • Social committee: To oversee all social events and initiatives in the club
  • Events
    • Establishing a Calendar of events
    • Providing an end of summer camp BBQ / family day
  • Fundraising
    • Conducting a lotto sales promotion review

6. Club Administration & Structure Strand

Some of the key initiatives and projects being discussed by the group that will form part of the plan include:

  • Reviewing the Club structureProviding an online central document storage facility
    • Executive layer – governance / strategic overview
    • Planning and management layer – tactical / change and project planning
    • Operational layer – cross functional, getting stuff done
  • Collating an Club Operational Manual that includes:
    • Officer roles and responsibilities
    • Committee roles and responsibilities
    • Club Policy consolidation

7. Membership Review

Some of the key initiatives and projects being discussed by this group that will form part of the plan include:

  • Making better use of the GAA Management System
  • Moving more membership payment online
  • Developing a members skills directory
  • Reviewing membership /subscription options/costs for specific categories

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Next Steps

  • Continue with the Focus Group meetings
  • Collate all the ideas, action and recommendation into the Club Development Plan document
  • Initiate the launch day event planning

Get Involved!

alt We have a very positive response to this initiative so far. If you would like to get involved drop us an email at_developmentplan@odwyersgaa.com_and we will be in touch.

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Feedback

alt As always we would love to hear from you. If you have questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at_developmentplan@odwyersgaa.com
Last Updated on Monday, 30 May 2016 10:09
 
Thank You PDF Print E-mail
Written by Seán Garvan   
Monday, 11 April 2016 21:12
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A Chara,

 

Thank you for attending one or both of the O'Dwyers Club Development Plan Initiative workshops on 14th of March and the 4th of April. The club is delighted that the event was so well attended with well over 100 people present on both nights and everyone contributing fully to the discussions. It is heartening to be reminded of the genuine interest that you have for O’Dwyers GAA Club and to learn from your experiences and new ideas. We do hope that you found the workshops informative and worthwhile.

 

A special word of thanks must go to Eimear Dignam from Dublin County Board, for doing a fine job in coordinating the second night. It was greatly appreciated and we look forward to working with Eimear and her team as we move forward in this process.

 

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank the Bracken Court Hotel for hosting the event on both nights in such a professional manner.

 

In the coming days, we will issue an update to all club stakeholders on status and next steps in the process.

 

Again, thank you for being part of our Club planning journey and please recommend this initiative to your friends and colleagues in the area. If you have questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at developmentplan@odwyersgaa.com

 

Kind Regards,

O'Dwyers Club Development Plan Team

W: http://www.odwyersgaa.com/ClubDevPlan

E: developmentplan@odwyersgaa.com

 

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