A new era dawned for Waterford Ladies Gaelic Football Association this week with the launch of the association’s web site www.waterfordladiesfootball.ie
The website is one of the first elements of the new WLGFA 3 year county plan to be implemented. This new strategic plan for WLGFA, maps out the future of the sport in the county up to 2021. The plan was a product of a five-person steering committee comprised of George Young, Michelle Ryan, Catriona Casey, Joe Murray and Fiona Crotty-Laffan.
The web site provides information on county teams, news, downloads and all the features you would probably expect, including:
- Check club & county fixtures, results & league tables.
- Book events & training courses online.
- Buy Waterford LGFA kit in the online shop.
- Contacts & LGFA information.
What makes it a little bit special is that every one of Waterford’s 21 LGFA clubs has their own dedicated section. Each club mini-website has a unique web address with club fixtures, results, contact details, club shop, Google map and links to social media. The site is powered by a combination of WordPress and Servasport. Referees will be able to update the site before they walk off the pitch at the end of each match. The match official simply texts the score from his mobile phone to the web site, the score and team position on the league table are then automatically updated. The site is responsive and designed to work well when viewed on phone, tablet or desktop.
Richard Hayes WLGFA Development Officer welcomed the launch of the new site “This website will allow us to communicate much more easily with our clubs, members and supporters. It’s particularly appropriate that we are launching it this year as the WLGFA are heavily involved in the recently launched 20×20 initiative. This initiative seeks to increase female visibility, support and participation in sport by 20% by the end of 2020.”
Dungarvan web development company Déise Design sponsored and developed the site over the past 6 months for the WLGFA. Willie Whelan from Déise Design acknowledged the efforts of all those within the WLGFA that brought the website to fruition. “I’d like to thank all the club representatives that provided content, the fixtures committee, Garrett Fitzgerald and of course Richard Hayes for driving the project forward. My daughter has derived so much benefit from playing with her own club St. Pat’s, I’ve seen how much effort WLGFA mentors and trainers put in and I was delighted that we were allowed the opportunity to give something back”.
To keep track of your club’s progress or to find out how you can participate in ladies’ football visit www.waterfordladiesfootball.ie.