1.      All Schools Coach Job Vacancy: 


The Isle of Wight England Rugby Community Rugby Coach is currently recruiting a new All Schools casual coach. 


Find attached advert and role description. Coaches must be Level 2 qualified and able to commit to delivering after school clubs on Wednesday’s and Thursdays as a minimum and preferably be able to deliver curriculum time sessions to inspire the island’s youngsters.


 Expressions of interest or to chat through the role, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Mobile 07715856940  Closing date: Friday 13th November 2015


2.      Volunteer workforce Map:


The volunteer workforce map is a really helpful tool, designed to enable clubs to assess their current volunteering structure and the volunteers who are active in the various roles. 


It will also assist with identifying gaps in provision, opportunities for succession planning and recruitment, in conjunction with the role descriptions. 


We will be sending out hard copies to all Area Teams and it is also available for download from the website - currently under volunteer roles http://www.englandrugby.com/my-rugby/volunteers/volunteer-roles/  but we have asked that it is also linked to the following pages to make it easier for clubs to locate:

Volunteer at Your Local Rugby Club page http://www.englandrugby.com/my-rugby/volunteers/   

‘What Can I do’  page http://www.englandrugby.com/my-rugby/volunteers/what-can-i-do/

Recruitment page http://www.englandrugby.com/my-rugby/volunteers/recruitment/


3.     Touchline The Official Newspaper of The RFU:


The October edition will be available to read at your local club.


4.     Sport Hampshire & Isle of Wight Coaching Courses: 


  • Essentials Series: Delivering Engaging Sessions – 3rd November, Winchester


Increase your knowledge about how best to meet the needs of different participant groups, helping you to recruit and retain new participants to your sessions.

Be able to use relevant adapted planning material for both longer-term and session planning. Leave your participants wanting more. Click here for bookings and information.


  • Excel Series: The Path to Excellence – 17th November, Basingstoke (Breakfast format)

 Deep practise. The 10,000 hr rule. Acquisition of memory skills. Hotbeds of talent & why they succeed. Creating & nurturing abilityClick here for bookings and information.

  • Essentials Series: Positive Behaviour Management – 23rd November, Basingstoke

Gain a much better handle on young people’s behaviour. Discover how your behaviour impacts upon others. Learn how to create a supportive, positive coaching environment. Understand and apply strategies to deal with challenging behaviour. Click here for bookings and information.

  • Foundation Series: Developing Your Coaching Philosophy – 24th November, Totton

  Consider why you coach and what this means to your athletes. Winning and losing from a coach’s perspective. What is a coaching philosophy and why do we have one? What might get in the way of being the best coach you can be and how you manage it. Click here for bookings and information.

  • Essentials Series: SCUK Safeguarding and Protecting Children – 29th November, Winchester

  Raising awareness of the telltale signs of abuse, and providing the tools and confidence to deal with any issues sensitively, appropriately and effectively. Click here for bookings and information. Click here for bookings and information.


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