Coaching & Garda Vetting
Becoming a volunteer
The club is run for the benefit of its players but needs a small army of volunteers to operate properly. From the committee to the U6 cadets coaches, everyone who devotes their time to the operation of the club is of vital importance and there can never be too many! We are a proud holder of the FAI Club Mark and this puts an onus on us to adhere to very high standards of child welfare and coaching. At cadets level, U10's and below, there is always a need to have as many coaches as possible involved to ensure the kids get the most out of every training session. And if you don't fancy doing the on-the-pitch stuff we always need admin volunteers to run communications around training, matches and blitzes.
We encourage all of our parents to get Garda Vetted as an initial step as this allows you to be present on the training pitch of sideline and is of great assistance to coaches when running blitzes or even for smaller kids who need a little bit of reassurance from mum or dad during a session.
The process is relatively easy and the documents required are below. Once you complete these you need to ask our Child Welfare Officer to confirm your ID by reviewing the documents before you submit them to the FAI. Aside from that the whole process is done online. You can download the documents here:
The Colga Executive Committee.