· World Rugby calling on global rugby family
to get ‘rugby ready’ during this period of downtime
· Free coaching, strength and conditioning
and coaching modules available to the global rugby community on www.passport.worldrugby.org
· Strategic partnership focused on
innovation and accessibility underscores rugby’s youth appeal ambition
· COVID-19 pandemic provides opportunity for sports
educators and coaches to reset and upskill
· Rugby coaching reaching millions worldwide every year
World Rugby is calling on the global rugby family to get ready for rugby
and take the opportunity to upskill and further personal and professional
development in core areas of the game, including training, strength and
conditioning and coaching at all levels via World Rugby’s educational and
learning website www.passport.worldrugby.org.
World Rugby and “ I Coach Kids ” are delighted to announce the signing of
a Memorandum of Understanding, aimed at supporting the development of
children and youth coaches around the world.
With World Rugby’s well-established Rugby Ready and
specialist online and face-to-face coach and trainer education reaching
more than 600,000 users worldwide, driving best-practice in an accessible
format, the strategic partnership with renowned “ I Coach Kids “ will
extend the reach of the sport beyond its own communities, using its vast
global network to further rugby’s accessibility and appeal.
Led by Leeds Beckett University and the International Council for
Coaching Excellence, “ I Coach Kids “ www.icoachkids.eu delivers
a free and innovative learning environment for youth coaches with more
than 100 instructional videos and an aggregation of educational articles,
interviews and blogs. World Rugby and “ I Coach Kids “ share the common
goal of increasing access to and improving youth participation and
Through the partnership, World Rugby will provide access to its range of
training and playing educational modules available via the www.passport.worldrugby.orgwebsite, including
the newly-launched updated conditioning for rugby programmes for
children, youths and adults.
With the sporting world currently in lockdown owing to the global
COVID-19 pandemic, the pause in on-field activities will enable coaches
and educators to press the ‘reset’ programme, upskill and ensure that the
sport hits the ground running when rugby resumes.” I Coach Kids “ will
play a leading role in that process.
Through e-learning modules, webinars and other online activities, the
partnership is perfectly positioned to provide support and guidance at a
World Rugby Chairman Sir Bill Beaumont said: "We are calling on the
global rugby family to stay active, stay connected and use this time to
further personal and professional development across all levels of the
game through our free online educational modules.
"Rugby’s future success will be determined by its future appeal,
accessibility and simplicity and we are delighted to be partnering with “
I Coach Kids “ to further best-practice rugby education for coaches of
the next generation of players and supporters in a fun, innovative and
"While World Rugby, its regions and unions reach millions of young
participants each year, this strategic partnership will enable us to
reach further, communicate in a different tone of voice and ensure that
rugby education is accessible, fun and gold standard for more people than
“ I Coach Kids” Director Dr Sergio Lara-Bercial added: " I
Coach Kids ” is thrilled to begin this partnership with World Rugby to
support the development needs of rugby coaches all over the world.
"Rugby is a truly international sport with a following of millions
and an outstanding record when it comes to innovative coach education and
development, especially in youth rugby. This partnership will allow for
the common messages of both organisations to reach a captive audience and
for the “ I Coach Kids “ mission and vision to continue to be spread
around the globe."