Gary currently holds the position of Sports Programme Manager at the National Sports Campus in Dublin. He initially entered the sports industry through his BA (Hons) in Coach Education & Participation Development and continued his professional development with a certificate in Management and Leadership from DIT. Gary is the joint founder & owner of, ‘Onside Sports Coaching’ through which he delivered sustainable sport & PE to over 17,500 children in his home county of Cumbria, England.
During this time he was also developing the first ever Copeland Inclusive Sports Network, while working as Sports Development Officer for Copeland Borough Council. Gary has completed a variety of other trainings and courses in sports tutoring, inclusive training, and code of ethics. He has obtained level 1 coaching certificates in a variety of sports and has previously completed boccia specific training. He has also successfully held several volunteer committee roles before. Gary is currently the Head of Cricket at Malahide Cricket Club. His experience and knowledge are evident and will be of enormous value to the development of Boccia Ireland's coach development.