The Irish Rugby Football Union has launched a major new coaching initiative – IRFU Coach Development – The Accreditation Pathway, aimed at consolidating the Irish rugby coaching structures
The Irish Rugby Football Union has launched a major new coaching initiative – IRFU Coach Development – The Accreditation Pathway, aimed at consolidating and enhancing the Irish rugby coaching structures with the ambition of producing more and better qualified
indigenous coaches for Irish rugby.
The Union sees the initiative as a major priority investment in recognition
that good coaching is always the driver of high levels of
participation 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
Rugby Board and the National Coaching and Training Centre (NCTC), which will deliver Irish coaches capable of operating at all levels of the game on the domestic and professional fronts.”
The IRFU initiative is welcomed by Pat Duffy, Director of the National Coaching and Training Centre. He says: We are delighted at the progress
made 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 sport
in 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 new
project to all its affiliated Branches, Clubs and Schools.