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Post Graduate Opportunities

Current Opportunities

TU Dublin - Blanchardstown Campus is currently recruiting for the following Research Project:

Project Title: Using Mobile Technology to Increase Youth Player Participation in Soccer in Ireland in Association with the Football Association of Ireland (FAI)

This project involves the development of cutting edge software to support the roll out of a new approach to youth soccer coaching called the Player Development Plan (PDP). The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) has been rolling out the PDP guidelines across Ireland in recent years. The focus of the PDP is to change the competitive nature of youth soccer to a more participation-based approach to coaching. Central to this project will be the development of mobile software to provide an informational resource and coaching assistance resource to youth managers\coaches in FAI affiliated soccer clubs throughout the country. The project will require the researcher to complete the requirements gathering, development, and deployment of the software. Additionally, the researcher will be required to conduct an empirical study using quantitative and qualitative methodologies to examine the impact of the software in supporting the roll out of the PDP. The project will require numerous visits to FAI affiliated clubs to make observations and gather data and will involve close cooperation with members of the FAI PDP Group.

For full details on the project please Click Here

To apply, please email the following to –

Cover letter
Full CV
Names and email contact details for two referees (minimum)

The Closing Date to Apply is February 1st 2019. Late applications cannot be accepted.

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Karen Shaw

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