What Radical Rugby League Coaching Provides:
One of the core competencies of the business will be its vast experience in rugby league. There is little to no knowledge of the sport of rugby league in schools in Oxfordshire and the surrounding areas so children are missing out on more sporting opportunities that will now be made available to them through Radical Rugby.
UPSKILLING OF STAFF
Radical Rugby will work alongside each member of staff who are present within each session and will give them the opportunity to officially observe our coaches in two of the six sessions they deliver over the six week period. We will provide an observation template for the member of staff so they can record evidence of what they see and our coaches welcome all types of feedback. We will also look to give members of staff that wish to do so the opportunity to attend a UKCC Level 1 Rugby League Coaching Course if they would like to take things to the next level and possibly look to volunteer outside of school at their local community club.
Another service we will provide will be the organisation of festivals between local schools who have received rugby league coaching from Radical Rugby. This provides opportunities for pupils to be involved in a competitive environment whilst putting what they have learned in practice into real game situations.
INCREASED COMMUNITY LINKS
Radical Rugby will make introductions between the primary schools they work with and representatives from their local community clubs. They will then support in the community clubs development days as well as Radical Rugby evening and weekend clubs and camps where pupils from the primary schools can attend knowing they will see a familiar and friendly face from the Radical Rugby coaching team.
PE & SPORTS PREMIUM FUNDING TEMPLATE
Radical Rugby will also offer the schools that they work with a template that covers the report and delivery section they are expected to publish to demonstrate how the funding has been used with our company which can be time consuming. This will cover all aspects such as the impact the school will have seen on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment, how the improvements will be sustainable in the future and the impact it has had in their local community.
INDIVIDUAL PUPIL REPORTS
Radical Rugby will offer to complete a report on the progress of each pupil that they come into contact with for an additional cost. We feel that this adds a personal touch whilst also enabling each of our coaching staff to truly get to know each of the pupils they are working with. Not only this, we feel it also helps schools plan for future PE sessions if they are aware what the needs of each of their pupils are after a six-week block of coaching.
ABOUT RADICAL RUGBY
Radical Rugby has been developed by John Connaughton who has worked in the education system as a secondary school Physical Education teacher for over ten years. He is currently the Head of Boys Physical Education at Bartholomew School and has introduced the sport onto the curriculum to provide both boys and girls with another sporting opportunity.
John has a real passion for rugby league due to his involvement in the game over the past thirty years as a player, fan and coach and it is his aim to be able to provide the same opportunities he had for the next generation. The interest he has seen in Oxfordshire primary schools has clearly demonstrated there is a real need for the game to grow outside of the sports heartlands especially with the interest in the primary festivals growing each year *.
In his previous role as Head of Youth Development at community club Oxford Cavaliers he has helped build a youth section over the last four years which has provided pupils with a chance to follow a player pathway outside of school sport and it is his aim to continue this through Radical Rugby for the surrounding counties. One final note worthy of mentioning is the reasoning behind the work John has done behind the scenes to develop a partnership with the Oddballs Foundation. Due to his own health scare in 2016 he felt it would be a great opportunity to raise awareness of such a charity through Radical Rugby and make a difference to male health in the counties they work in.
*There are a number of different primary school packages available as well as weekend clubs and holiday camps, all you need to do is contact Radical Rugby for more information.
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