The IRFU is now taking bookings for the Certified Conditioning Coach Course. The course gives coaches the opportunity to become a Certified Conditioning Coach (CCC)…

The course is intended to help you gain the confidence and competence to condition and prepare the players in your charge in a safe and enjoyable manner for the game of Rugby. The course is part of a process in which the participant will be offered ongoing support over a three year period through club and school visits and access to a network of certified conditioning coaches.

The Certified Conditioning Coach Course is a practical hands-on course where you will see and practice the many drills and exercises that are appropriate for conditioning Rugby players at all levels. More learning will occur as you return to your club or school and continue the process.

There are two options to complete the course the first is in the University of Ulster Jordanstown and the second is in the Aviva stadium. We are delighted to announce that the Course will be held in Dublin for the first time in the excellent facilities of the Aviva stadium.


We are delighted to announce that Liam Hennessy will be presenting on the course along with many other IRFU and Guest presenters.

The list below are the presenters who are confirmed with more to be announced at a later date:

Des Ryan IRFU Fitness Education Manager
Dr. Liam Hennessy
Chris Shields IRFU Ulster Sub Academy Fitness Advisor
Declan Gamble SINI
Ruth Wood Martin IRFU Performance Nutritionist
Rodney Kennedy University of Ulster Sport Science Dept.

Once again, due to the increased demand for places this year, the IRFU will run two courses, one in Jordanstown and one in Dublin. A number of coaches had to be turned down last year so to avoid disappointment please apply early

University of Ulster, Jordanstown:  27/6/11 to 1/7/11

Aviva Stadium, Dublin: 4/7/11 to 8/7/11

To register for the course please call Niamh at (01) 6473835 or e-mail at