‘Coaching4Teachers’ Course at The Rapid Solicitors Stadium

posted on 19 January 2011

Last week Wakefield Trinity Wildcats Rugby League Club  hosted a very successful coaching4teacher’s course delivered by the RFL.

The course was organised on request by teachers as they did not feel confident enough to coach rugby within their schools, especially with the  female teachers. The course was aimed at encouraging more people to get involved in coaching rugby league to girls across Wakefield.

It was a successful turn out with teachers turning up from Outwood Grange Academy, Castleford High School, St Wilfrid’s Catholic High School and Sixth Form College, council staff and volunteers from Wakefield Wildcats. The course was delivered by Chris Spurr from the RFL and was split up into two sections. There was a 20 minute theory section and a 90 minute practical session. The practical session focused on being able to coach the different aspects of; ball handling, passing, playing the ball, tackling and kicking. All the teachers were supplied with resources to help them with session plans and coaching tips.

 A volunteer from the Wakefield Wildcats women and girls programme, Sophie Ayling, commented on the course saying; “It was a great course to do, I feel that I could now go into schools and the Wakefield girl’s academy and coach rugby with confidence.”

 For more information about the women and girls rugby programme please contact Wakefield Wildcats Women and Girls Development Officer Clare Marlow at claremarlow@wakefieldwildcats.co.uk.

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