Places Still Available At Coaching Update

Scottish Rugby will hold a coaching update on Wednesday (14 March) at Woodside, home of Aberdeenshire Rugby Club, Aberdeen. The session will be led by Ken MacEwen, National Fitness Co-ordinator, and will focus on speed and agility and will start at 7pm. The last update in Ellon with Rob Moffat, backs coach of Edinburgh Rugby, attracted more than 40 coaches. Scottish Rugby will hold a coaching update on Wednesday (14 March) at Woodside, home of Aberdeenshire Rugby Club, Aberdeen. The session will be led by Ken MacEwen, National Fitness Co-ordinator, and will focus on speed and agility and will start at 7pm.

The last update in Ellon with Rob Moffat, backs coach of Edinburgh Rugby, attracted more than 40 coaches.

Coaches who wish to attend can register with Ann McKinsley at Murrayfield on 0131 346 5118 or by email on Ann.McKinsley@sru.org.uk There is no charge for the updates. Coaches should bring outdoor clothing and writing materials. Coaches are also permitted to video the updates.

Jock Peggie, Scottish Rugby’s UKCC Development Manager, said: “This is a vital part of our game these days and Ken’s update stresses the importance of speed and agility for all players. The session includes a huge variety of exercises and drills which will enable players to become faster on their feet.”

Ken MacEwen said: “The modern game of rugby has got it all – speed, power, acceleration, agility, contact and lightning quick responses, all of which make it one of the most exciting and intensive games in world sport. Acts of speed, agility and quickness make the difference between winning and losing, success and failure. Often thought to be inherent gifts and therefore neglected on the training field, they are not only admired by coaches, players and supporters alike, but are deemed to be crucial aspects of the modern game of rugby.”