Online resources available to club officers
Club Officer Online Resource Hub
The GAA’s Officer Development function within the Player, Club & Games Administration Department is keen to continue to promote the suite of online resources available to club officers throughout 2021.
Administrator resources can be accessed via the GAA’s Learning Portal here - https://learning.gaa.ie/clubresources
There are 6 broad sections of resources available for Club Officers and Volunteers to assist them in carrying out their roles effectively.
This is a central hub for a large proportion of the administrative information available to clubs at national level. Up to date guidance and resources are available across area such as Covid-19 Protocols, setting up GAA email addresses, Vetting, the Player Injury Fund, the Player Transfer System and much more. The Dashboard acts in a signpost capacity to direct volunteers to the section where they require further information/guidance.
Club Folder Structure
The Club Folder Structure (CFS) is a One Drive structure in place for Club Officers filled with templates, user guides and documents to assist them in their role. Key features of the CFS are:
- Blank templates for Clubs to use
- User guides on important procedures within the GAA
- Official policies and documents on various GAA affairs
Club Officer Learning Files
This section contains drafts, templates and advice documents across a wide range of topics that Club Officers deal with on a daily basis. Examples of the Learning Files included here are – Child Safeguarding documentation, Club Committee Structures, Volunteer Recruitment advice and much more.
Club Officer Role Profiles
Profiles, outlining the role and broad responsibilities attached to that role are also included in the online resource hub. This section is particularly useful for new officers or those embarking on a new role, to better understand the basic scope of the role to get them up and running.
Club Support Manual
An updated manual has been uploaded in the recent past. This provides club administrators with detailed information in areas such as communication, the AGM and Club Planning.
Pitch Maintenance Advice
A specific section on maintaining pitches to the highest standard has also been added recently. This section contains practical advice from experts in the field via recorded webinars to help clubs ensure their playing facilities are kept in pristine condition throughout the season.