06/06/14 by Rae Evans
This year’s Shropshire Rugby Conference will be be held at Harper Adams University near Newport on September 21.
The keynote speaker will be Matt Ferguson, part of Bristol’s coaching team and a former Shropshire Community Rugby Coach and North Midlands Rugby Development Officer.
Returning to the conference will be Alex Murphy, Director of Rugby at Ellesmere College, Adam Blackford, Community Rugby Coach for the Black Country, Scott Sturdy, RFU Rugby Development Officer, Gary Townsend of the RFU and former Birmingham & Solihull director of rugby Russell Earnshaw.
New to this year’s conference will be Tim Pickard, Shropshire Community Rugby Coach, Ian Williams of Ellesmere College and coaches from London Irish RFC.
The conference will start at 8.45 with registration and finish at 4.00pm and costs £25 per delegate.
There will also be a session on the new concussion guidelines with Dr Lou Lupoli of Birmingham & Solihull RFC and a presentation from the North Midlands Society of Rugby Football Referees.
Alongside the rugby part of the Conference there will be a conference for non-coaching volunteers.
There will be opportunities for first aiders to get an Emergency First Aid qualification and for volunteers to get a Play it Safe safeguarding qualification.
The conference will also include an interactive session asking clubs whether they are ready for the Rugby World Cup 2015.
Places can be booked by contacting Rae Evans at: firstname.lastname@example.org or: 28 Porthill Drive, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY3 8RS.
Payment can be by cheque or cash if applying by post. Payment for email applications can be made by cheque or cash in the post or directly into the Shropshire Rugby Group bank account at: Shropshire Rugby Development Group, Royal Bank of Scotland, 6 The Square Shrewsbury. Sort Code 16-31-23, Account number 10101143. You MUST quote reference S12 – (followed by your name).