Coach the Coaches
Coach the Coaches11 Oct 2022
Parent volunteer coaches play a huge part in the HKFC Youth Rugby programme, alongside an
experienced group of elite professional coaches. To support parent coaches, Steve Jones, HKFC Youth Rugby Head of Coaching and Player Development, runs several coaches’ training sessions
throughout the season. In September, these included an introductory, age group specific session to start the season, a “Coacharee” course for coaches of kids transitioning to contact rugby, and a dedicated training course for World Rugby Level 1 coaching accreditation for those looking to develop their coaching further.
As ever, the coaches’ training sessions were well-attended, interactive and practical, and a lot of fun. The season kick-off sessions saw over 60 parent coaches join to refresh and reflect on their coaching approach. These sessions helped embed the Club’s philosophy and approach, gave helpful
tips on how to run a training session and helped with the bonding and camaraderie of the coaching teams. Steve was joined by Club Rugby Section Captain Megan Richardson and first team prop Matt Dobbyn. Rugby Section Chairman Paul Skurr also joined, sharing his insights and vision for HKFC Rugby, and reiterating the importance of the youth rugby community to the wider Rugby Section.
Parent volunteer coaches are always welcome, and coaching is a great way to participate in your child’s activities. No prior rugby knowledge is required, so if would like to join the team or learn
more, please reach out to your child’s head coach.