Player Development Programme

GPA Player Development Programme

The GPA’s Player Development Programme (PDP) supports the lives of county players and helps them to realise their true potential off the field of play. With a central focus on Engagement, players are supported through a range of programmes in the areas of Education and Training, Life Focus/Career and Health and Wellbeing.
Supported by the GAA, the Programme was implemented in 2010 as part of the Agreement between the GPA and GAA which formally recognises the contribution county footballers and hurlers make to the commercial success of the GAA as a whole.

The rationale behind the PDP is that players are supported in their personal development to ensure that they achieve a sport-life balance. This can be extremely challenging for elite amateur players who require a degree of planning to ensure that their commitment to county football or hurling is not detrimental to their off-field careers.

Services are provided to players either internally through the GPA or by external professionals with expertise in specific field.

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