Wexford GAA launch new €5m five-year strategic plan

March 02, 2021

Wexford senior football manager Shane Roche, Wexford county board chairman Micheál Martin and Wexford senior hurling captain Matthew O'Hanlon at the launch of Wexford GAA's five-year strategic plan (2021-25) Ar Aghaidh Linn le Chéile at Chadwicks Wexford Park.

Wexford GAA has launched a new €5m five-year strategic plan (2021-25), entitled Ar Aghaidh Linn le Chéile (Onwards Together).

Hailed as "the most ambitious plan ever launched in the history of Wexford GAA" by county board chairman Micheál Martin, the Model County have set the target of having 15 full-time Games Promotion Officers in place by 2025. They plan on providing 75% of funding to clubs to employ GPO's.

Wexford GAA also intends to build the county's first 4G pitch and continue developing their Ferns Centre of Excellence for the use of all mens and ladies teams.

They aim to have 500 children per year participating in their Very Important Player (VIP) programme, which will offer a quality sporting experience to children with special educational needs.

Team USA boxing coach Billy Walsh, former London senior football manager Ciarán Deely, Declan Browne (IT Carlow), Fionn MacPartlin (Team GB) and sprint coach Shane McCormack were among those involved in developing the strategy plan.

"This plan will be the most ambitious plan ever launched in the history of Wexford GAA," Martin said at the launch today.

"The groundwork has been laid in the last four years and we are now in a position where we can confidently set out our vision for the decade ahead across a number of areas and covering a broad spectrum.

"The plan is detailed and will be closely governed by being an agenda item at all Co Board meetings."

He continued: "Achieving our targets will require an investment of €5 million over five years.

"We will launch a Cairde Loch Garman Premium programme to help us attain our vision of transformational change within Wexford GAA and within every community in our county.

"We have a top-class coaching structure in the county that is recognised by teachers and parents as the best in class.

"We will further develop this area as we enhance our reputation as the leading organisation in our county for well-being, inclusivity and excellence."

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