This was all part of the Mitsubishi Volunteer Reward Recognition Programme which invites clubs to nominate coaches whose work and commitment to coaching they feel should be recognised. Numerous coaches apply but it is only those chosen by the judges who are fortunate enough to find themselves working with Eddie.
It’s a great day out as it allows coaches to meet other coaches, to experience first-hand other coaching solutions and to have their own style and approach evaluated by the England head coach.
By reading or watching our interviews with some of these coaches you can find out directly what they got out of the experience. You can also learn what Nick Scott, former RFU Coach Development Manager and Phil Kearns, RFU Coach Development Lead, observed about the day.
As Nick points, coaches from across England are involved; representing all that is good in our game. It’s a great opportunity for a coach to look through a window into the mind and thinking of an international coach and to then apply the lessons to their own coaching environment.
This is something that Nick will be sure to take to heart as he starts a sabbatical as Director of Rugby at Colorno Rugby, near Parma in Northern Italy. Good luck Nick!
Phil shares some of the objectives behind the day, his thoughts about why coaching is thriving at a grassroots level and what are the key things for coaches to look out for this season. That means making sure your sessions ENJOYABLE, SAFE and full of PURPOSE.
I am a Coach – grassroots coaching stories for coaches.