Coaching Courses and Development

The Club will endeavor to keep you up-to-date with any coaching sessions or relevant information throughout the rugby season. All coaches must attend either a Small Blacks or Rugby Smart course before the season commences.  

There are three ways for coaches to complete their compulsory Rugby Smart Accreditation this season:

  1. Online Modules
  2. Online Webinar
  3. Attend an in-person master class.

Several different Master Class sessions will be held in the lead up to the 2024 season for coaches coaching in the Teenage - Premier Division 1 Grades. These will also allow the coaches to be signed off for Rugby Smart.
​​​​​​​Note: Date for junior coaches coming soon.

Masterclass Session Schedule: ​​​​​​​

  • Wednesday 3 April, 6.30pm @ Rugby Park: Set Piece Master Class with Craig Dunlea (Canterbury NPC Coach) 
  • Monday 8 April, 6.30pm @ Rugby Park Defence Master Class with Matt Todd (Canterbury NPC/ Crusaders Coach)
  • Monday 15 April 6.30pm @ Rugby Park: Attack Master Class with Alex Robertson  (Canterbury NPC Coach)

To register to attend one or more master class sessions please click on the link here: Masterclass registration form

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Our RDO, Reuben Harvey, is your main point of contact for coaching. Part of his role is to assist all coaches with training and support throughout the season. Contact Reuben at any time if your team or coaching staff need extra support or training, like front row training. Reuen can also attend your trainings where possible or provide alternative coaching assistance if required (senior player assistance).

For further information or queries please email:  

Reuben Harvey​​
Rugby Development Officer

M: 0225284053​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
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