The Army Rugby Union (ARU) is committed to improving the standard of rugby at all levels of the game, from grass roots Community Rugby to the Representative teams. Key to this is the development of skills and tactics through effective, imaginative and demanding training. Qualified coaches are vital to the future of Army Rugby. No matter what your level of playing or coaching experience, there is something for you on a coaching course run by the ARU. More information can be found on Continuous Personal Development for Rugby Coaches page of the RFU website.
Coaching Notices and Articles
The ARU Coaching Seven’s Continual Professional Development event this year is to be delivered by the RFU and held at the Rugby Stadium on Queens Avenue, Aldershot, Thursday 7 March 2013.
For the itinerary please click here.
New requests through the Area Training Officers (ATO).
Click here for contact information (download in PDF).
|IRB New Laws Trial information
Documentation of the new IRB Laws that will be on trial this season
Click here for more information (download in PDF format 385kb).
|UKCC Coaching Structure 2012
The Tri-Nation Coaching structure for Rugby Union has undergone a review process and this short letter is to inform you of the relevant changes.
Download more information in a Word DOC.
Posted: 2nd March 2011
|Coach Development Programmes. Click here for more information.
Information on Coach Licensing scheme. Click here for more details.
Coaching & Player Development news. Download more information in a PDF.
Posted: 04 April 11
|RFU Award Course Descriptor
The RFU’s Coach Development Courses are continually reviewed to ensure they reflect best practice and the needs of the players and their coaches.
Read more about the changes in 2012 here . . .
Posted: 17 May 12
Calling notice for all rugby coaches
All qualified ARU Coaches should be logged onto the RFU rugby database ‘Rugby First’: clubs.rfu.com/clubs/portals/webmasters/
If it’s your first, log in to Rugby First contact the Rugby First helpdesk with your RFU ID number to receive your Log in details.
Chairman of Army Coaching
Brig Allan Thomson
Rugby Development Officer
Mr MJ Bamsey (Michael)
Corps Coaching Co-Ordinator’s
RA – TBC
RE – TBC
REME – TBC
RLC – TBC
R Sigs – TBC
Inf – TBC
AGC – TBC
AMS – TBC
AAC – TBC
RAC – TBC
RAPTC – TBC
Int Corps – TBC
Army Rugby Union Coaching Seminar – 01-05 Oct 12
The ARU is proud to announce that Sean Holley (Ex Ospreys) has agreed to make an appearance at the Army Rugby Union’s CPD event held in Bielefled Mon 01 – Fri 05 Oct 12 at 7 Regt RLC.
Army Senior Head Coach SSgt Rees and the ARU Coaching Coordinator WO2 Bamsey will also be delivering Coaching CPD events/ courses including RFU ‘Scrum Factory’.
Coaching resources on the web
- RFU Coaching details and resources can be found at: www.rfu.com/TakingPart/Coach.aspx
- Sports Coach UK details at www.sportscoachuk.org.
- Coachwise Ltd for coaching literature at www.1st4sport.com.