RUGBY coaches from across the region will get some expert tuition at The Armidale School this Saturday at a clinic being conducted by the Australian Rugby Union.
Hugh Carpenter and Manu Sutherland from the ARU’s High Performance Unit will share their expertise and insight to coaches from Junior to Open level.
The event is being hosted at The Armidale School which partners the ARU and the Northern Inland Academy of Sport in the ART’s Junior Gold development program.
“Already 20 coaches from across the region are attending and more are welcome. This will be an excellent opportunity for coaches all levels to help boost the development of players from across the New England North West region,” ARU North West development officer Stephen O’Brien said.
“This is a great opportunity not to be missed.”
The clinic will run from 11am to 2pm. It is free of charge, but coaches need to register at http://myrugby.rugby.com.au/myrugby/coures_listState.asp?state=NSW).
Meanwhile, schoolboy rugby union players from across north-eastern NSW will trek up the mountains for the North Coast Independent Schools Sporting Association Rugby Union Championships in Armidale on Tuesday.
About 250 players from eight independent schools from Tweed Heads to Coffs Harbour will attend the championships at TAS – the first time the only inland member of the association has hosted the event.
Teams will compete in Primary Open girls and boys, and Secondary Open girls and boys divisions.
The championships will be trials for the combined NCIS teams, to play in the NSW Combined Independent Schools (CIS)
“This is a terrific opportunity for all footballers to make selection, and gives players a wonderful competition which many otherwise do not have,” tournament convenor, TAS director of co-curricular Jason Lincoln said.