RFL organising Wheelchair Coaching Course
As a part of the RFL’s drive to increase the number of coaches in Rugby League, the Performance and Coaching Department is organising a UKCC Level 1 Coaching Course covering Wheelchair Rugby League in November which is open to both disabled and non-disabled candidates.
The two and half day long course which starts on Saturday November 8 and runs over the three consecutive Saturdays, is normally £130 to take part. However, due to the funding received by the RFL through Sport England’s Whole Sport Plan anyone interested in signing up for the course can do so for just £90 providing you are not claiming any other funding.
Vinny Webb, the RFL’s Head of Coach Development, said: “Since England’s success in wining the Wheelchair Rugby League World Cup last year in Australia the number of people playing the sport has increased dramatically.
“In order to retain our world title in future years it is important that those new to the sport are receiving the best form of coaching and that’s why we’re giving people the opportunity to take up a coaching course at a discounted rate.
“Under our community strategy we are looking for a 50 per cent increase in the number of coaches between now and 2012 at all levels, including Wheelchair Rugby League.”
The level one course deals with understanding and implementing rules whilst also dealing with specific matters such as how to play the ball if the player is a wheelchair user.
To sign up for the Wheelchair Rugby League coaching course at Bradford College on November 8th,15th and 22nd please visit the RFL website: http://www.therfl.co.uk/coaching/page.php?id=367&areaid=184 or call 0113 2375010.