EVOLVE Club Development Webinar

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The EVOLVE Club Development Series was launched last year with a successful Club Development Day. The next instalment of the series will be a webinar on Thursday, 14th May from 6.30pm to 7.45pm. EVOLVE is designed to assist Triathlon Ireland Affiliated Clubs in their development, provide a feedback forum for clubs and provide topical resources that club committees can utilise.

The topic for the webinar is "2020 Sport Psychology - Mental Fortitude Training Tips", something that will help clubs provide resources and support for their members in the coming weeks and months.

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During the webinar academic and applied sport psychologist, Dr Olivia Hurley (IADT / Sport Ireland Institute) will present some myths and facts regarding mental skills (such as concentration and coping skills). Olivia will also explain the very-topical area of mental fortitude training, which many athletes now engage in to enhance their performances and manage adversity, both in their sport and in their daily lives, in a fun and memorable way. Attendees will have the chance to take part in a Q&A with Dr. Hurley during the session.

Dr. Hurley will also share a number of resources for clubs in the webinar. These will be aimed at helping attendees to determine how they might best communicate the information gained to design useful initiatives within their own clubs, to assist their coaches with their skill development and to support club members who might be in need of the resources.

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TriLimits Club of the Year 2019

TriLimits TC's Mark Farquhar will be sharing the club's experience with their 'Strong Mind, Strong Body' programme, which was launched earlier this year. The 2019 Race of the Year Winners have taken a number of innovative steps to improve mental health resources and support within the club, which Mark will outline.

Sports Psychologist Dr. Olivia Hurley

Dr. Olivia A. Hurley is Assistant Professor of Psychology and Sport Psychology at the Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT, Dun Laoghaire). She is also a visiting Assistant Professor in UCD and RCSI. Olivia holds a BSc (Hons) in Psychology, an MSc and a PhD in Sport Psychology from University College Dublin (UCD). She is a Chartered Psychologist with the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI; 2020 Executive Council Member). She is also one of Sport Ireland’s Approved Sport Psychology Consultants. In that applied role, Olivia works with top athletes and performers to help them to enhance their performances. 

Olivia has published numerous academic papers, book chapters and blogs, as well as speaking at many national and international conferences. Her first solo book, ‘Sport Cyberpsychology’, was published by Routledge (March 2018). 

A former international sprinter and a holder of one of the longest standing juvenile Irish sprint records (60m indoor sprint record), Olivia is passionate about all things sport and psychology related.


As the webinar is taking place over Zoom, spaces are limited. All club committees have received an email with a link to register.