iCoachKids: Innovative Education & Training for a Specialist Children & Youth Coaching Workforce.

Meet the team

Judit Balogh, Hungarian Coaches Association

  • Biography

    Judit is a former professional basketball player, who has played for Hungary more than 220 times and won three bronze medals in European Championships. She is head coach of a Hungarian first division women’s team and technical director of a basketball academy in Budapest with 250 players from the age of six up to seniors. Judit is also an assistant lecturer at the University of Physical Education in Budapest, where she is involved in coach and teacher training programs. Her field of interest is the motivation of the participants involved in sport programmes and the nature of the coach-parent-athlete triangle.


Kristina Bradauskiene, Lithuanian Sport University


Irena Cikotiene, Lithuanian Sport University


Sonia Garcia, Universidad Europea


David Gibas, Royal Belgian Football Association


Sergio Lara-Bercial, Leeds Beckett University


Karen Livingstone, International Council for Coaching Excellence

  • Biography

    Karen is the Manager of the ICCE Global Coaching Office and the frontline point of contact for ICCE members. She has worked on a number of European projects, including CoachNet, CoachLearn and iCoachKids, and has been involved in organising events such as the Global Coach Conference and Global Coaches House in Europe and internationally. Before working for the ICCE, Karen worked at sports coach UK as a Senior Communications Officer co-ordinating the organisation’s marketing strategy.


Ann McMahon, Sport Ireland

  • Biography

    Ann McMahon is the Office Co-ordinator with Sport Ireland Coaching based in the University of Limerick, Ireland.  Since joining the National Coaching & Training Centre in 2004 Ann has provided comprehensive administrative support to the core programmes and clients of Sport Ireland Coaching. Her role includes coordination of Administrative Services through effective operational planning, delegation of work assignments and administrative team meetings.


Rafael Manuel Nvarro, Universidad Europea


Declan O’Leary, Sport Ireland


Dr Ladislav Petrovic, Hungarian Coaches Association

  • Biography

    Ladislav has been active in national and international coach development and continuous professional development for coaches for more than two decades and has participated as an expert in several international and European projects and expert groups in coaching, coach education and employment. Ladislav is also the General Secretary of the International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE) and a Board Member of the European Network of Sport Education (ENSE). He is still playing and coaching basketball at community sport level in his home city of Budapest.


Renata Rutkauskaite, Lithuanian Sport University


Sheelagh Quinn, Sport Ireland


Birute Statkeviciene, Lithuanian Sport University


Kris Van Der Haegen, Royal Belgian Football Association


Nicolette Van Veldhoven, NOC*NSF