The Union sees the initiative as a major priority investment in recognitionthat good coaching is always the driver of high levels ofparticipation and successful performance.
Explaining the purpose of the new initiative, Eddie Wigglesworth, IRFU Director of Rugby Development (pictured) said: "The launch of this new Coaching Development and Accreditation Pathway is the most exciting development in Irish Rugby coaching in the last 10 years."
"It is a process of development and assessment ratified by the International
The IRFU initiative is welcomed by Pat Duffy, Director of the National Coaching and Training Centre. He says: We are delighted at the progressmade by the IRFU in implementing the National Coaching Development Programme. The Coach Development and Accreditation Pathway developed by the IRFU is an excellent example of the type of structure needed in Irish sportin the future and reflects the tremendous progress that the Union has made in promoting participation and high performance in the sport of rugby."
The IRFU has distributed 5,000 brochures outlining the exciting newproject to all its affiliated Branches, Clubs and Schools.