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Beware of Rugby “Shanter” Read more »

Beware of Rugby “Shanter”

Those of you that have played rugby on more than a few occasions will definitely have (knowingly or unknowingly) encountered “shanter”. “Shanter” comes from the combination of the words “banter”, which is a witty exchange of back and forth humorous remarks meant to be amusing,…


Colts Rugby: Where have all the players gone? 2 Comments Read more »

Colts Rugby: Where have all the players gone?

Having done a few years of coaching at my rugby club I have decided to take a bit of a break this year and focus on the role of Chairman, which has included watching quite a lot of rugby matches on Saturdays and Sundays. Ok,…


Introducing Try Time Kids Rugby Leave a comment Read more »

Introducing Try Time Kids Rugby

Try Time Kids Rugby was set up to bring outdoor rugby based play sessions to kids aged 2-7, providing variation to the normal kids sports in local areas. Venues are owned by Try Time Kids Rugby license holders and are typically based on a local…


FRN Announce Invitational 7s Team Coaches Leave a comment Read more »

FRN Announce Invitational 7s Team Coaches

FRN is thrilled to announce our three-man coaching team for the FRN men’s and women’s rugby sevens teams for the 2014-2015 season. Our men’s team was started in 2012 and the women’s team was founded one year later. Both compete regularly on the sevens circuit…


Good Coaching Starts With Good Listening Leave a comment Read more »

Good Coaching Starts With Good Listening

In recent years, a lot has changed in terms of the qualities demonstrated by and expected of successful rugby coaches. Whilst the traditional image of a coach may have been a strong autocratic leader that only saw one way of doing things, leadership science has…


Holistic Athlete Development (Part 3) Leave a comment Read more »

Holistic Athlete Development (Part 3)

In Part 1 and Part 2 of this blog series, I introduced the idea of coaching with a holistic athlete development approach. The first two blogs have focused on the coach’s prospective, so I would now like to shift the focus to the role and…


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