18 May, 11:09
IRFU Chief Executive Philip Browne has issued a statement following confirmation of Ronan O'Gara's decision to retire from playing professional rugby.
Last year's seminar was very successful and was attended by over 90 coaches. This year more presenters and different topics have been added to the line-up. The topics that will be covered are as follows:
Topic 1 - 'How to develop speed in our players'
Presenter: Des Ryan (IRFU fitness education manager)
Topic 2 - 'Practical planning & periodisation for the club and school coaches'
Presenter: Matthew Maguire (Ulster Rugby NTP fitness coach)
Topic 3 - 'Ulster Rugby Academy - Strategies used to physically develop rugby union players'
Presenter: David Drake (Ulster Rugby Academy fitness coach)
The seminar will be both theory and practical-based, using some of the young players from Ulster Rugby as subjects and anyone who is willing to give it a go.
The seminar will be of great use to coaches who would like to know what is the most appropriate and practical method to develop their players.
Also, the seminar is ideal for coaches who would like to introduce something new and challenging to their training.
The seminar is open to any coaches especially from Ulster and the surrounding area. Similar workshops have been run and will be run in the Connacht, Leinster and Ulster areas.
Information on these workshops and others during the year will be found on www.irishrugby.ie as soon as details are available.
The details for the workshop are as follows:
Date - Monday, March 21
Time - 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Venue - Ravenhill Rugby Grounds
Cost - £10 sterling
Registration - Places are limited. Please call Julie Dorman on 02890 493111 (ext 239) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org