The Irish Rugby Football Union has developed a Long Term Player Development Model for Women’s rugby, providing an integrated framework to facilitate the development of female players at all levels of participation and experience

The model was developed to ensure the continued growth of the Women’s game.

Download the Women’s Long Term Player Development document here.

Developed by the IRFU Women’s and Girls Development Executive Nora Stapleton, with assistance from IRFU Head of Technical Direction Steve Aboud, in consultation with provincial Branch staff and women’s rugby development officers nationwide, it is designed to provide a framework to ensure that coaching, training and playing the game is always appropriate for the developmental stage of the players involved.