Schools rugby workshop
27 April, 2017, 12:00 am
TAILEVU North Secondary School rugby coach Ioane Tikoisuva says attending the coaching rugby workshop is a huge boost for their Deans rugby season preparation.
He made this comment while attending a Fiji Rugby Union Level one and two coaching clinics held at John Wesley College in Raiwai, Suva yesterday.
The clinics was primarily focused on better equipping secondary and primary schools coaching teachers on the technical and clinical aspects of the game of rugby.
Throughout the two-day course, coaches analysed game situations, assessed game patterns and were told to list down some errors while watching the game.
Participants in the course were analysing last year’s Deans final which was between Queen Victoria School (QVS) and Marist Brothers High School (MBHS), which QVS won 21-18.
Tikosuva said having these kinds of workshops would not only benefit the participants from rugby minnows’ schools attending but the development of the game as a whole.
He said the course enabled them to broaden his knowledge on how to coach rugby.
Also he added that it taught them how specific areas in rugby were identified and approached.
“For us coaching in minnow schools it gives us a fighting chance to play and compete against FSSRU Eastern Zone rugby giants like QVS, Lelean Memorial School (LMS) and Ratu Kadavulevu School (RKS),” Tikoisuva said.
He said the course was part of Fiji Secondary Schools Rugby Union (FSSRU) initiative in trying to upgrade the standard of rugby in secondary schools.