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Coaching is one of the most crucial factors in developing, sustaining and increasing participation in rugby union, securing the future and quality of the English game. To be an effective coach, you will need to fulfil a number of different roles, covering the technical, tactical, physical and mental aspects demanded by our game.

The RFU codes of practice is where the importance lies as well as Accreditation. Coaches need to be working towards best practice as much as possible and attenting RFU courses and staying up to date are vital to this. 

My Rugby Academy

My Rugby Academy is a valuable tool to help you reap the maximum benefits from our resources. By pinpointing your current level of coaching proficiency and identifying the next steps in your training path, including recommended RFU-supported courses, the Coaching Development Matrix will guide you in fulfilling your coaching potential. 

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RFU Concussion Online Module

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RFU Upcoming Courses

Want to pick up some new ideas on how to create meaningful Game Zone activities? We have the perfect course for you at DKRFC

This workshop explores ideas around shaping and sharing meaningful game based practices to effectively facilitate player development within a fun and inclusive environment. Attendees will be helped to understand the key principles that are necessary for effective game design through a blend of theory and practical. Those attending will leave with tangible ideas around ‘what’ and ‘how’ to coach through effective Game Zones.

Adam Blackford
RFU Community Rugby Coach
Tel: 07718706578

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It's good to have a group of ‘in-house’ referees at your club, it's handy when you grab a game last minute or you haven’t been allocated a referee from the society. 
We have 6 places remaining on a course starting in March at Friary Grange in Lichfield - it’s a great opportunity to gain the award before the season is over and get some practice in.
Please pass the poster on to your club contacts, if they need any help booking just ask them to pop me an email
Adam Blackford
RFU Community Rugby Coach
Tel: 07718706578

RFU First Aid Course Sunday 10th March 2019

We're in the process of booking this years First Aid course at DK. This will be the only one this season - so please consider who will be helping / coaching your team next September!

We have booked this is PLENTY of advance so that people can get booked on, get it in their diaries & make it a priority. 

The date is Sunday 10th March 2019. Everyone is training at home that day - so you may need to arrange other people to coach, share a First Aider with another team, have 2 teams being coached together that day, do something slightly different to make this work!

Brian is all for us getting this done so we must work around any gaps.

We thought a Sunday was best as we'd all be at DK anyway - it won't impact on peoples personal lives too much! The other option was 3 evenings!!! (yes it has increased from 2 evenings for those who did it last time!). It will be ALL DAY, probably starting at 9.30, aiming to finish at 4.30 & will take place in the Lounge.

When the course is live on the system I will give you another shout. Please book on immediately as anyone in the local area at other Clubs could book on too......... You will have to pay up front but then will be paid back upon successful attendance & completion of the course. This is a nationally recognised, RFU, level 3 qualification. Plus, you'll have a FABULOUS trainer!!! - yes me - sorry!