17 Jun, 19:25
Ireland pulled clear of hosts Canada with four tries in the closing half hour as they earned a 40-14 victory at the BMO Stadium on Saturday night. Check out some photos from the Toronto tussle.
Running a Community sports club - best practice exchange workshop
This workshop is for all of the clubs in the programme and should be run after workshop one.
At each meeting 6 to 8 clubs will be asked to make a short presentation (5 minutes) about one aspect of their club activity. This could be about:
• An event
• How they attract families
• Links to the community
• Data base management
• Getting the Mothers from the Mini section involved
Munster: Monday, April 8th, Charleville Park Hotel, 7:30 - 9pm
Richard Leonard from Bruff RFC will give an overview of how they use Social Media and the outcomes
Jay Galvin from Tralee RFC will give an overview about how they built a community/family orientated club and an overview of the fund raising they do
Liam McGuire from Killarney RFC is going to give an overview of their fund raising
Michael Nix from UL Bohemian will talk about how they got women involved in the running of the club.
There will alsobe case studies from Malahide and Boroughmuir rugby clubs about how they built their memberships, from Hillfoots Rugby Club in Scotland about how they built up their Mini and Junior sections and an overview of how to build up a women's playing section from the clubs in Ireland.
Leinster: Monday, April 15th, UCD 7:30 - 9pm
Malahide RFC who will give an overview of their membership scheme
Lansdowne FC who will provide information about their Social Media strategy
Dundalk RFC who will explain how volunteers refurbished their clubhouse and how they consequently went on to develop income streams in the refurbished club house.
Lansdowne; Michael O'Brien - (Social Media)
Portarlington; Barry Lambkin - (Summer Camp Media)
Malahide; John Melvin - (Membership)
Dundalk; Adam - (Volunteer Refurbishment)
Clontarf; William Ball - (Social nights)
Connacht: Tuesday, April 9th Ard Ri House Hotel, Tuam, 7:30 - 9pm
Sligo RFC - on running their club as a business and running events for the community
Claremorris RFC - on starting a new club focusing on the structure of the club, the core values of the club and using social media
Corinthians RFC - on their successful summer tag rugby programme
Ballina RFC - on securing funding for facilities development
Connemara RFC - on running a successful 7s tournament
Ulster: Thursday, April 18th Holiday Inn, Antrim7:30 - 9pm
City of Derry RFC - 'Introduction of Women into Mini Rugby structures' - Scott Pollock
Larne RFC - 'Mini/Youth Rugby recruitment' - Davy Wilson
Instonians RFC - 'Seahorses Rebranding' - Bill Lockhart
Armagh RFC - 'Bringing back the girls' - work to re-establish girls rugby in 2012/13 - Shirley-Ann Donaldson
Women In Rugby
|Ulster||Monday November 12th||Cohannon Inn, Dungannon||7:30 - 9 pm|
|Connacht||Tuesday November 13th||Ard Rí Hotel, Tuam||7:30 - 9 pm|
|Munster||Monday November 19th||Charleville Park||7:30 - 9pm|
|Leinster||Tuesday November 20th||Garda Club, Westmanstown||7:30 - 9pm|
This seminar will cover women's participation within rugby. Their involvement in the club as volunteers on committees, as players, coaches, referees, social members and as parents, and how we advertise to and support each grouping.
The workshop will help attendees assess the needs of these groups and how their club can best support them. Support material for recruitment and case studies on clubs who have benefitted from the addition of women in their clubs will be available on the night.
The workshop will include the following information:
• Overview of the game
• Why should clubs consider running a women's section?
• Why do a) young girls want to play rugby b) women want to play rugby?
• How do you grow a women's section and how do you recruit the players
• Case studies outlining best practice from the clubs we have visited.
• The next steps and the importance of a strategy
How to Grow your Community Sports Club Business
The interactive workshop will focus on how to develop the Community Sports Club Business with an emphasis on the following areas:
• How to find new "customers" for the club - Businesses (sponsorships, CSR investment, facility hire), Families (Play rugby, birthday parties), members and players.
• How to retain all of the club's "customers"
• The Importance of being Visible within the Community
• The value of events to the club
• Finding "new people" to volunteer
|Munster||Monday, January 28th||Charleville Park Hotel||7:30 - 9pm|
|Connacht||Tuesday, January 29th||Ard Ri Hotel, Tuam||7:30 - 9pm|
|Leinster||Monday, January 21st||DLSP RFC||7:30 - 9pm|
|Ulster||Tuesday, January 22nd||Ramada Hotel, Shawsbridge||7:30 - 9pm|