The inaugural Sustaining Irish Rugby Forum takes place this Sunday November 24th at the Aviva Stadium under the theme Shaping The Future Together.
The one-day gathering is an opportunity for club volunteers to come together with industry experts and identify strategies that ensure the sustainability of rugby in the coming years.
MEET THE EXPERTS: Cormac Mannion – Head Of Energy Services, Energia.
Cormac Mannion has been working with Energia since 2008. His role as Head of Energy Services is to deliver energy efficiency projects while at the same time innovating and delivering the best products, both new and existing, to our customers.
Mannion says the forum “is a great opportunity for me to describe how the energy landscape is changing over the next few years and how clubs may fit into this exciting future.”
‘Sustaining Irish Rugby’ – Shaping The Future of Club Rugby Together
Date: Sunday, November 24
Venue: President’s Terrace, Aviva Stadium
10:00 Registration & Networking
11:00 Welcome – Greg Barrett, Chair of IRFU Rugby Committee
11:05 Opening Remarks – Colin McEntee, Director of Rugby Development, IRFU
- Framing the objectives of the day.
11:20 New Ireland Society and the Club of the future – Ronan Fitzpatrick, Director of Digital PwC Ireland
- Addressing societal changes in Ireland
11:40 Irish Sports Monitor – Una May, Director of Participation and Ethics, Sport Ireland
- How sport is being impacted
12:00 Q&A with Una May and Ronan Fitzpatrick
- Findings & implications from opening sessions
13:30 Rugby’s Response To A Changing Society- Anne Marie Hughes, Spirit Of Rugby Programme Manager
- Club perspective and case studies
14:15 Sustainable energy and your club – Cormac Mannion, Head of Energy Services, Energia
- How clubs can be more sustainable.
14:45 Developing a Club Strategy – Ronan Fitzpatrick, Director of Digital PwC Ireland
- How to develop a club strategy
15:05 Break-out session
15:15 Closing Remarks – Colin McEntee, Director of Rugby Development, IRFU
The event is free but ticket-only with limited availability.
To get your tickets, go to http://bit.ly/RugbyForum.