The aim of the course is to help coaches gain the confidence and competence to prepare the players in their charge in a safe and enjoyable manner for the game of Rugby in the area of weight-lifting.
The course will also provide coaches with the ability to introduce participants to weight lifting for rugby in a safe and progressive way. It will also prepare coaches to develop an all-round functional competence in participants on which to base future development. The course is accredited by Coaching Ireland.
Martin Zawieja - Olympic Weight Lifting Medalist and German Weightlifting Development Coach.
Dr. Liam Hennessy - Director of Fitness I.R.F.U.
Des Ryan - Fitness Education Manager I.R.F.U.
Colin Buckley - National Coaching Development Officer for the Irish Amateur Weightlifting Association. Certified I.R.F.U. conditioning coach.
IRFU/IAWLA Level 1 Course dates are as follows (all 3 dates must be attended):
Saturday & Sunday - April 18th & 19th, 2009
Friday - July 10th, 2009
Institute of Technology Carlow (Elite performance centre).
February 27th 2009
Cost: 250 euro
Please contact Niamh Nash to register for a place on the course or tel: +353 (1) 6473835).