Following on from our International Women’s Day announcement of the partnership between Larne Football Club and Women’s Aid ABCLN, the club is delighted to announce that the coaching staff of the Larne Ladies senior and youth teams have received their safe place training.
Members of the coaching staff within the Larne Ladies set-ups received their training in the Agnew Lounge on Sunday 25th August (pictured above), marking an important milestone for the club and spreading awareness throughout both the national sporting community and within the town.
Speaking on the recent partnership and the training that has been received, Tahnee McCorry, White Ribbon Coordinator for Women’s Aid ABCLN, stated: “Larne Football Club have been consistent in their support to Women’s Aid ABCLN over the last year and have now stepped up their game having completed the training to become a safe place.
“The fact that they firstly support the pledge never to condone, commit or stay silent about domestic violence or abuse and are now fully trained to signpost anyone who is experiencing this to our services means they are playing a major part in creating a community that has a zero-tolerance policy towards domestic abuse.
“We are extremely proud to have them on board.”
During the training, our coaches developed a basic level of awareness and understanding of domestic violence and abuse, as well as receiving information on how they can signpost anyone who comes forward towards the Women’s Aid services.
We would like to thank the staff at Onus and Women’s Aid ABCLN for providing our coaches with the opportunity to receive their ‘Safe Place’ training.