RugbyWA jump on board to elevate community coaches

by Rugby WA Media

RugbyWA are backing Rugby Australia's strategic plan to up-skill hundreds of coaches across the country starting with the commencement of community coach week.  

Following months of planning and development, Coaches across all age groups and formats in schools and clubs will now be able to tap into a bank of resources and opportunities.

Over 300 educational videos from junior to senior level coaching which align with the National Coaching Curriculum are now available for Community Coaches to access for free via the Rugby Australia website.

Rugby Australia has also developed a mentor system with our top 100 community educators who will attend regular conferences and then pass on their learnings to coaches in their respective States and Territories.

To celebrate this milestone, the code has today launched ‘National Coaching Week’ which will see a special workshop hosted in each State and Territory with respected experts over the next five days.

Due to recent circumstances RugbyWA has postponed the commencement of the national coaching week and will host the special session that was set to involve Western Force coaches Tim Sampson and Van Humphries at a later date.  

Rugby Australia Chief Executive, Raelene Castle said: ‘’We recognise that Coaches play a vital role in growing the game and providing a positive experience for our participants. To achieve this, our Coaches need a strong foundation of support and access to a network of people who can share their experiences.

‘’Through having these new resources and support networks set up we hope to not just upskill hundreds of Coaches Australia-wide but also welcome hundreds more over the next few months,’’ said Castle.

“This is a positive step forward for the game and complements the fantastic work being done by our State and Territory Unions in developing coaches throughout their local regions.

The videos can be accessed here.