Saturday 21 October 2017

TY pupils learn how to coach

Community rugby officer John O'Neill delivered an introduction to rugby coaching course for Transition Year students from Waterpark College (stock picture)
Community rugby officer John O'Neill delivered an introduction to rugby coaching course for Transition Year students from Waterpark College (stock picture)

Almost 300 boys and girls from primary and secondary schools in Waterford enjoyed a memorable day's rugby as Munster Rugby continue their commitment to rugby education across all levels.

Community rugby officer John O'Neill was on hand to deliver an introduction to rugby coaching course for Transition Year students from Waterpark College, giving them their first taste of life on the other edge of the sideline.

Munster's director of rugby Rassie Erasmus recently won the Guinness PRO12 Coach of the Year title, and the province is well capable of producing successful coaches of their own, with Declan Kidney a notable example.

It was a fantastic opportunity for the 38 TY students, who passed on their knowledge of the game to over 250 pupils from Waterpark NS, using their knowledge and skill learned to deliver a Rugby Prime training session for the pupils under glorious sunshine in Waterford City.

Irish Independent

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