10 Dec, 12:23
Ireland's John Lacey will referee his first ever RBS 6 Nations match in February, while Alain Rolland is also included in the Elite Panel in what is his last season.
The coaches had an early start on the Thursday morning at the start of the four day course. The theme of the four days was on Coaching Processes, Management and Leadership.
There were contributions from some of the professional staff in the IRFU, from the media and and some world class coaches from France, England and Italy.
The topics covered were:
The highlights of the programme were international contributions from:
The coaches are now required to undertake the accreditation process over the next two seasons which includes aspects of Planning, Management, Coaching and Self awareness and ongoing learning.
National Coach Development Manager