LAST Sunday, prior to the Leinster v Edinburgh match, Leinster Rugby President Des Lamont presented the Level 1 Accreditation Certificates to a number of coaches who achieved the award during the season.
In total 101 coaches attended the Level 1 courses back in June and August of last year and during the season 46 coaches went on to achieve their accreditation.
This consisted of maintaining a coaching logbook and being observed while coaching their own side by a coach development officer from Leinster Rugby.
Applications are now being taken for the Level 1 courses that will take place this summer. Applicants must be coaching at under-16 upwards at age-grade level or any adult team.
Application forms can be downloaded from Leinster Rugby's domestic site: http://www.leinsterrugby.ie/domestic/coaching/coachingnews.php.