And one of the key elements that goes into making a good coach is their continued development. That’s why the New Year saw 30 coaches at Morpeth RFC for three CPD sessions with the RFU’s Northumberland development team.

Said Rugby Development Officer Dave Reed: “There was great enthusiasm for keeping these Level 2 coaches upskilled and, alongside the CPD session, the Education team delivered a first aid course for 15 people from the club. This collaboration with Morpeth’s Director of Rugby, Chair of Youth, their Coaching Coordinator and the RFU team worked very well, so much so that it is already in the calendar for the first Sunday next January.”

For more information on CPD for your coaches, contact your local Rugby Development Officer.