REGIONAL COACHING CONFERENCES 2007. MAKE IT HAPPEN. Supporting Coach Development across the Region. THE LONDON REGIONAL COACHING CONFERENCE 2007.
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MAKE IT HAPPEN
Supporting Coach Development across the Region
The RFU recognises the importance of improving coaching standards across the game in order to enhance the quality of the game and more importantly the experience of players so that we retain them within the game. The Regional Conferences aim to support all coaches and particularly those at Level 2 who have a role to play in the future of the game. The conferences will give coaches the opportunity to see some of the countries leading coaches in action. There will also be opportunities to discuss and share ideas with coaches from a whole range of backgrounds. All in all, a great experience with plenty of new ideas and best practice to share with fellow coaches.
SATURDAY 23rd &
SUNDAY 24th June 2007
The Lensbury Club - Teddington
Presenters – Jason Leonard, Brian Smith, John Shropfer, Mike Schmid and Gary Henderson
COACHING CONFERENCE 2007
Closing date for applications is FRIDAY 1ST June 2007.
CLUB / SCHOOL:
AGE GRADE COACHED:
SHIRT SIZE (S,M,L,XL,XXL):
DELEGATE TYPE: Residential (Single) £135.00……..
(Please tick your choice) Residential (Twin) £120.00……….
Cost includes lunch and refreshments on both days, and all conference materials.
For residential delegates the cost also includes dinner on the Saturday evening and bed and breakfast.
(Eg. Vegetarian, Disability, etc)
Brian Smith Profile (Current DOR and Head Coach at London Irish)
Dual Rugby Union International (Ireland and Australia)Played State of Origin Rugby League and 5 seasons with Balmain Tigers in NRLCoached ACT Brumbies to Super 12 final in 2001Coached Bath Rugby to ZP Final in 2004 and ECC Final in 2003Coached London Irish to GP Playoffs and ECC Final in 2005/6
Jason Leonard (OBE) – Harlequins, England RFU & British Lions
Jason Leonard became England's most capped player ever back in 2000, and went on to reach his 113th cap when playing for the duration of extra-time against Australia in the Final to become a World Champion. He played a major part in the 2003 World Cup, featuring in every game, and with his appearance as a substitute against France in the semi-final he became the world’s most capped player ever. Leonard began his rugby career at Barking, then North London club Saracens before beginning his long association with Harlequins in 1990 which acted as a launch-pad to international honours. Leonard first became a Lion in 1993 on the tour of New Zealand, switching from his accustomed position of loosehead to appear in the Second and Third Tests at tighthead. He was also a Lion in 1997, appearing in one Test during the series victory against South Africa and was selected for his third tour in 2001 against the then World Champion Australian team.
John Shropfer – National Coach Education Manager WRU
Captained Wales U19 Schools. Coached all Welsh Rugby Union age groups; technical adviser for Wales U19 for 6 years. Welsh assistant coach (backs) for 11 Internationals.
Mike Schmid – Esher Director of Rugby
Esher RFC Director of Rugby 2005-2007. Promoted to National 1 this season.
Former Rotherham Player and Coach 1997-2005. Former Canadian Assistant Coach 2003-2005. Canadian International 25 Caps and 40 Seven's Caps
Gary Henderson – RFU National Coaching Manager
Worked in the coaching department since 2004 and has been involved in redeveloping the coaching qualifications and new coaching licence.
Please send your completed application with your cheque (payable to RFDL) to: Hannah Bailey, London South Administrator, Dorothy Stringer School, Loder Road, Brighton, East Sussex. BN1 6PZ
All delegates will require indoor and outdoor kit and footwear.
Some participation may be required for the Workshops on both days.
Dress Code for Saturday evening is Smart Casual (No Jeans / Trainers)
FULL JOINING INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE SENT WEEK BEGINNING 11th JUNE.
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT RFU COACH DEVELOPMENT OFFICERS JON BATES (07764336709) TONY ROBINSON (07894783339)