WWPIS are delighted to announce an extension to their partnership with Leinster Rugby. After delivering a number of workshops and online webinars to community officers, coaches and parents over the last couple of years this new partnership will see the whole WWPIS programme rolled out across the province of Leinster.
All parents, coaches and parent coaches will be given access to a customised Leinster rugby platform which includes all of the exclusive WWPIS content featuring over 250 blogs, videos, podcasts and infographics.
Included in the platform are our three main resources Great Sports Parenting, Engage and Two Hats.
Workshops will be delivered across the province by the rugby community officers to bring these resources to life and it is hoped that the project will create a real sense of partnership with clubs, coaches and parents working effectively together to create the best possible environments for young players, putting them at the heart of the sporting experience.
Also available for purchase for clubs and parents is the ‘Our Sporting Journey’ series for Under 7 and Under 9 players incorporating two playing seasons of rugby.
The ‘Our Sporting Journey’ is a series of interactive books for children, putting them at the heart of the sporting experience, allowing them to have plenty of fun, grow as people both on and off the field and immerse themselves in their sporting experience as they progress through their sporting journey.
The books all have plenty of activities for children, encourage positive interaction between children and their parents, require plenty of parental involvement whether that be in having positive conversations, playing in the garden or helping to stick in the pictures that will allow everyone to build up a memory book that will last a lifetime.
Leinster Rugby’s Coach and Player Development Manager, Declan O’Brien commented, “Building relationships, respect and trust with our players, parents and coaches across the province is the foundation to building quality sustainable environments within Leinster.”
“We believe our partnership with WWPIS will encourage and develop a sense of purpose and unity within the rugby community. Everyone’s contribution and support in local schools and clubs is vital to meet the challenges of the future and the specialist skills of an organisation such as WWPIS can only add value to the development of players, parents, and coaches. We have no doubt that we will build and forge stronger relationships throughout Leinster’s rugby community with the rollout of this platform.”
Gordon MacLelland(CEO of WWPIS) said, ‘It is really exciting to be working with such an amazing organisation and brand that is recognised all over the rugby world for what it achieves both on and off the pitch. This partnership will further enhance the outstanding work already going on within the province and we are not finished yet as we will be looking to enhance the programme even further over the coming seasons.’