The second defensive workshop of Leeds Rhinos Coach Education Programme, delivered by Rhinos Head Coach Brian McDermott took place at Leeds Rugby Academy on Monday and was again a great success.
It was the fourth delivery in a full year's calendar of Coach Education delivered by McDermott and his performance team which was supported by Leeds Rugby Foundation.
The four workshops, which have so far has included two offensive workshops and two defensive workshops, have attracted an average of 40 Community Coaches from many clubs across the Leeds & District area.
Over the last few months, Leeds Rhinos Head Coach, McDermott, has educated the coaches on a variety of subjects including coaching styles and ethics, coaching fun and small sided games, skills and technique.
Future workshops will include more delivery programmes from McDermott and involvement from Leeds Rhinos Head Conditioner Jason Davidson and his team. Added delivery from Leeds Rugby Foundation staff will include age specific workshops and primary rugby league in particular.
Leeds Rugby Foundation's Community Club Development Officer, Sam Horner, commented on the success: "All our coach education is free and importantly it is very much part of our development plan for rugby league in the Leeds and District area. The involvement more so this year of Brian McDermott and the performance team has added another level to the whole programme".
For more details and to register for future coach education alerts please email your name, address, coaching badge number (if applicable), CRB number and the club/school you coach to LRCABooking@leedsrugby.com.
Leeds Rhinos have announced that youngster Alex Foster, 21, Mason Tonks, Jordan Baldwinson and Thomas Minns, all 20, will join Featherstone Rovers next season on a one year contract having agreed new deals with the Rhinos for 2016.
With 2015 memberships on the rise, the Rhinos have seen a massive amount of interest from supporters looking to take up our new family membership packages which are available for adults and seniors when bought with junior or Under 21 season tickets, with our 0% interest option meaning offers start from just £43.50 per month covering all four memberships if booked before the deadline this Saturday.
The culmination of a year-long celebration of the150th anniversary of the birth of rugby in the city of Leeds, organised under the auspices of the Leeds Rugby Foundation Heritage Committee, will see a unique event held at Leeds Minster on Saturday 29th November at 11.30am, which is open to all.