Dates & Venues
This is a new seminar, aimed at Heads of Rugby, Directors of Sport, Co-Curricular Deputies and anyone responsible for devising and delivering a programme of Rugby Football in a school. It is a response to the incremental pressures on the game over recent years, and the uncertain impact of the missed “covid-season” and further unfavourable publicity regarding the game’s dangers.
Schools need to respond positively in order to maintain a viable Rugby programme into the future. This will require a clear understanding of the threats to the game, a strategy to address these and proactive communications before the game re-starts for the 2021/2 season.
- Assessing the pre-pandemic school Rugby landscape
- Anticipating threats to the game
- Identifying the successful school programme of the future
- The legacy of the missing “Covid-season”
- Impacts of recent adverse publicity
- Choice, compulsion and culture
- Retaining a critical mass of players
- Collaboration and competition
- A strategy for the future
- Proactive communications
- The role of the Modern Head of Rugby
This course will be run in person when circumstances allow. Until then, there will be an online version - of very limited numbers - consisting of two, separate, evening sessions of about 1.5 hours each
Online: 11 March & 18 March 7-8.30pm
Face to Face: Monday 14 June, Oxford, 10.00am – 3.30 pm
1 place £100 plus VAT (attendance at both webinar sessions) or £199 plus VAT for the face to face session in Oxford.
This will be a live event with no recording offered afterwards.
Neil Rollings was Director of Sport in four HMC schools, over a 21 year career. He was an ISI Inspector and he now works with schools to develop and audit modern sports programmes and with Heads to appoint Directors of Sport. He is a regular conference speaker, influential blogger on school sport issues, and Chairman of PADSIS.