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Packie Bonner
Retired Footballer

Retired Irish Goalkeeper

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Packie Bonner
Retired Footballer

Retired Irish Goalkeeper

Biography
Having gained considerable experience in the sports related industry throughout a long professional career both as a Player, Coach, Tutor and Technical Director, Packie has most recently been working as a sports consultant to a number of leading sports organisations namely, UEFA, FIFA, Paralympics Ireland and a number of Football Associations throughout Europe.
Since his playing career ended he has been employed in, and still remains very focussed on and passionate about the evolvement of football locally, nationally and internationally.  This is not just at the professional level, but also at “grass roots”. This has focused, in particular, on encouraging and creating opportunities for children, youths and young adults for life long participation in the sport.

Currently Packie works as:                                
    As a member of UEFA’s Technical Panel, as requested by the UEFA Coaching Department and the UEFA JIRA Panel (coach education panel), I carry out assignments to evaluate, monitor and assist Football Associations throughout Europe on coach education matters
    As a member of the UEFA JIRA Panel, I have been given responsibility to complete the development of the first UEFA Goalkeeping advanced course leading to a UEFA A GK Licence
    As a member of FIFA’s Technical Panel, as requested by the FIFA Coaching Department, I carry out assignments relating to GK Coach education in various countries world wide
    Assisting Clyde FC in the development of their Goalkeepers and their GK Coaches
    Commissioned to carry out an internal review and report on the work and effectiveness of the internal ‘Administration Team’ of Paralympics Ireland for London 2012 games and outline recommendations for improvements leading into the new cycle for the Paralympics games in Rio de Janeiro 2016
    I present to businesses and organisations in reference to my own experiences and possible synergies between football and business in relation to management and leadership
    I carry out analysis and assessments of players and teams for various football Managers and Coaches
    I appear on numerous sports programmes as an analyst, namely, SYK Sports, ESPN, BBC TV, RTE TV, BBC Radio
   I am an Ambassador for a number of charities, ‘Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus’ and ‘Mental Health Reform’ in Ireland
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