Greystones RFC recently held a fitness workshop for the local community which was organised by Gary Nolan and Greg Lynch…

The local rugby community were invited and coaches, parents and teachers attended the event.

The Workshop was presented by Des Ryan (IRFU Fitness Education Manager) and over 50 coaches working with young children in their respective Schools and Clubs attended this very beneficial event.

The event was run in conjunction with a site visit for a coach who had completed the IRFU CCC Course.

The workshop focused on assessing and developing fundamental movement skills in young children at stage 1 and 2 of the LTPD (Long Term Player Development Pathway). It was based on the newly updated fitness and conditioning content in the Mini and Foundation Coaching Courses.

The workshop focused on Physical Activity and Movement Skill Development in Children aged from Birth to 14 years and investigated their Physical Activity levels, windows of Opportunity, PHV and Fundamental Movement Skills. The workshop was both practical and theory based.

Des Ryan (I.R.F.U. Fitness Education Manager) commented: “I would like to thank Gary and Greg for organising the event and also to Greystones RFC for the use of the venue and for successfully getting the information out to the schools and clubs which resulted in such huge numbers attending.”