CoolPlay uses sport to teach life-skills to school children often lacking in stable and supportive family structures.

Our vision is to create positive and lasting change in the lives of children, their schools and the communities in which they live.

We believe if you develop a child's social and emotional capabilities, you will improve immeasurably the chances of that childs' life success.

Finally, we believe sport provides the ideal environment for the learning and development of disadvantaged youth. 


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How it works

A CoolPlay Champion, skilled in social and emotional learning techniques, conducts year round rugby and netball training sessions, centred around a CoolPlay conversation.

There are eight main principles: 

  • Team goals
  • Team values
  • Identifying Skill and character strengths
  • Creating team spirit / cohesion
  • Communication
  • Maintaining composure
  • Optimistic thinking
  • Responsible decision making

The CoolPlay Way

Each training session has a sports coaching objective and a life skill objective, which are closely related so that the sport can be used to demonstrate the life lesson.

In practice, each session is 85 minutes long: 55 minutes of sport and 30 minutes of life skills, broken into 3 x 10 minute sessions strategically placed within the practice.


Our Intended Outcomes

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Our Impact

Life Skills Sessions 2017

30 After-School Programs

Boys & Girls


Contact  Us

For All enquiries


  • (082) 8049025

For Sponsorship

Barry O'Mahony


  • (083) 4585422

Physical Address

Aska House, Newlands-on-Main, Main Road, Newlands, 7700