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2022 Darwin Club Development Weekend Launched

WELCOME TO THE 2022 DARWIN

CLUB DEVELOPMENT WEEKEND

Ahead of the last season we introduced a valuable one-day development session to cover off on the important topics for the 2021-22 Darwin season. With members of NT Rugby and Rugby Australia presenting, those in attendance found the sessions educational and beneficial for the season ahead. The Clubs and Volunteers were able to take back to their players and teams an advantage that would ensure a smooth start to the season.

NT Rugby and Rugby Australia are excited to be able to provide a stronger schedule for the 2022-2023 season with more education for Coaches, Managers and Administrators ahead of the new season. We have listened to the needs and continue to look to develop our people within our Clubs.

The weekend is open to all – Volunteers, Coaches, Managers, Parents, Players – everyone is welcome to attend and is free of charge.

To assist with ensuring the right people are in the right sessions, please refer to the information on each session.

SPORTS TRAINER LEVEL 1

Facilitator: Sports Medicine Australia

Virtual Classroom 1: 13th September 6:00pm to 9:00 pm

Virtual Classroom 2: 15th September 6:00pm to 9:00 pm

Practical Assessment: 17th September 8:30am to 12:30 pm

NT Rugby and Rugby Australia encourages Clubs to take measures to ensure the game is both safe and enjoyable to play.

NT Rugby will provide two (2) places on this course for junior volunteers at each of the Darwin Junior Clubs for the 2022-2023 season. The aim is for all junior clubs to have trained volunteers at their matches on a Friday night to support the volunteers from ST JOHN’S and provide a contact point for Club teams.

This is free to the Clubs with NT Rugby covering the $285 fee per person. All three (3) sessions must be attended to be accredited.

Prerequisites: Valid CPR and First Aid Certificate

GAME MANAGEMENT GUIDELINES

Facilitator: TBC

Session Details: 17th September 9:00 am to 10:30 am in NT Rugby Conference Room

The Game Management Guidelines are a set of strategies to ensure that all participants at the community level are aware of the areas of the game that require more specific coaching and/or consistency in refereeing. All referees are educated on the updated guidelines each year for implementation across the season.

Who should attend: All Coaches from Under 14s to Seniors, Team Managers, Referees, Club Committee Members, Players and Volunteers

COACH DEVELOPMENT – COACHING KIDS SKILLS COURSE

Facilitator: Zac Elliott, Rugby Australia

Session Details: 17th September 9:00 am to 12:00 pm in Cougars Clubhouse/Field 2

Kids Rugby (Under 6 to Under 12) is all about having fun, keeping the kids active and teaching them the basic skills. Get the know-how to provide a safe and engaging environment where our junior players are learning and developing skills while having fun.

Who should attend: All Coaches from Under 6 to Under 12, Team Managers and Volunteers

Prerequisites: Current Smart Rugby accreditation

2022-23 SENIOR COMPETITION RULES AND DISCLIPINARY RULES

Facilitator: Shane Sullivan, NT Rugby

Session Details: 17th September 1:15 pm to 2:30 pm in NT Rugby Conference Room

Review and discuss the 2022-23 Darwin Senior Competition Rules and Disciplinary Rules to ensure all are across the important rules and requirement for a successful and smooth season.

Who should attend: All Senior Coaches, Team Managers and Volunteers

ACTIVE RUGBY HUBS

Facilitator: Zac Elliott, Rugby Australia

Session Details: 17th September 1:15 pm to 2:30 pm in Sports Medicine Australia Room

Learn important skills and techniques for junior rugby players to improve the safety and skills of all participants.

Who should attend: All Junior Coaches, Junior Co-ordinators and Junior Club Committee Members

INTEGRITY – MEMBER PROTECTION POLICY AND SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN

INTEGRITY – CODE OF CONDUCT

Facilitator: Shane Sullivan, NT Rugby

Session Details: 17th September 2:45 pm to 4:00 pm in NT Rugby Conference Room

MEMBER PROTECTIONPOLICY AND SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN

NT Rugby and Rugby Australia are committed to ensuring that everyone involved in Rugby Union is treated with respect and dignity and is protected from abuse, bullying, harassment, sexual misconduct, unlawful discrimination, and vilification.

Children and young people (5 years to 18 years) participate in our programs, and we have a responsibility to deliver a sporting environment that is safe, caring and nurturing for all young participants.

CODE OF CONDUCT

NT Rugby and Rugby Australia are committed to promoting and protecting the image and integrity of Rugby Union and all its participants in Australia and requires all those involved in rugby to act in accordance with the Game’s core values of Passion, Integrity, Discipline, Respect and Teamwork.

The Rugby Australia Code of Conduct sets out the behaviours that are expected of all those involved in rugby, including Players, Coaches, Administrators, Employees, Contractors, Directors, Volunteers, Parents, and Spectators in order to ensure that a safe, fair and inclusive environment is provided for all.

Who should attend: All Coaches, Team Managers, Volunteers, Parents, and all Club Committee Members

COACH DEVELOPMENT – SCRUM SCHOOL

Facilitator: TBC

Session Details: 18th September 9:00 am to 10:15 am on Field 2

Gain the skills and knowledge from experienced coaches to enable safe and effective scrummaging across the Junior and Senior competitions.

Who should attend: All Junior and Senior Coaches and Players

SMART RUGBY COURSE

Facilitator: Shane Sullivan, NT Rugby

Session Details: 18th September 9:00 am to 12:00 pm in NT Rugby Conference Room

Every Coach, Team Manager, Trainer and Volunteer involved with training and match play as well as all Club Committee Members need to hold a valid Smart Rugby accreditation to ensure a safe and enjoyable rugby environment.

Join this face-to-face session to gain your Smart Rugby accreditation.

Who should attend: Every Coach, Team Manager and volunteer without a current Smart Rugby accreditation

Requirements: Please bring your own laptop or tablet to complete the course.

COACH DEVELOPMENT – COACHING JUNIORS – TRAINING SESSION STRUCTURE & CONTENT

Facilitator: Zac Elliott, Rugby Australia

Session Details: 18th September 10:30 am to 12:15 pm on Field 2

Learn how to structure training session and what skills and drills to include for a safe and fun environment for junior players.

Who should attend: All Junior Coaches – Under 10s and above

RUGBY XPLORER - ADMIN

Facilitator: Pete Garden, Rugby Australia

Session Details: 18th September 1:15 pm to 2:30 pm in NT Rugby Conference Room

Learn the skills or get a refresher of navigating the Rugby Xplorer administration system for the 2022-23 season. Team management, player registration, match day app functioning and get an insight into what has changed from last season.

Who should attend: All Team Managers, Club Administrators, Registrars, Junior Co-ordinators, and Club Committee Members

ACTIVE RUGBY HUBS – TRAIN THE TRAINERS

Facilitator: Zac Elliott, Rugby Australia

Session Details: 18th September 1:15 pm to 2:30 pm on Field 1

This session is provided to University Pirates and Palmerston Crocs Junior Coaches and Volunteers as a part of the Sport Australia/Get into Rugby initiative agreed to by each Club.

Who should attend: All Junior Coaches, Junior Co-ordinators and Junior Club Committee Members invited by University Pirates and Palmerston Crocs clubs

CLUB FORUM

Facilitator: Michael Procajlo, Rugby Australia

Session Details: 18th September 2:45 pm to 4:00 pm in NT Rugby Conference Room

Take the opportunity to engage in an open forum with Rugby Australia and NT Rugby on all aspects of our game ahead of the new season. All topics are open for discussion and will help shape the future of the game here in the NT and across Australia. Topics will include Match Official abuse and recruitment, Dispensations, Pathways, Club Development

Who should attend: All stakeholders in the game

Please contact NT Rugby CEO Shane Sullivan with any questions - ceo@ntrugby.com.au or 8945 1444

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