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Schools tag on to training day to boost coaching techniques

Five schools and seven community organisations from Ballymun and surrounding areas recently took part in the tag rugby training workshop held by Leinster Rugby in conjunction with Ballymun Regeneration Limited. Schools taking part were Holy Spirit Boys, Holy Spirit Girls, St Joseph's, Glasnevin Educate Together and Trinity Comprehensive.

The community groups consisted of Sports Across Ireland, Kilmore West Youth Project, Ballymun Regeneration Limited, DCU, Unidare RFC, Dublin City Council Sports Development, Poppintree Youth Project, Ballymun Kickhams GAA and Setanta.

The training involved taking teachers and youth workers through the practical elements of coaching tag rugby and aiming to build confidence in delivering the non-contact version of the sport through their own PE lessons and after school activities.

Once the two-hour training was complete, each organisation was given tag rugby equipment sets to take back to their organisations to be used with their various groups.

Due to the huge success and great demand, the next training day is already being scheduled.

If you or your organisation would like to avail of training, please contact Rosie King on rosie.king@dublincity.ie or Leinster Rugby's Colin O'Hare on colin.ohare@leinsterrugby.ie.