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Staffordshire Coaching Conference 2017

The 2017 Staffordshire Coaching Conference will once again be held at Lichfield RFC on Sunday 16th July:

Please contact Ian Bailey for information and to confirm attendance.

Ian Bailey:

  tel: 07721 449869

Registration (Bacon Bap): 9:30 - 10:00am

Darren Mottershead: 10:15 - 11:15, Using games as part of warm up, Options for using forwards off 9 & 10

Tea/Coffee Break: 11:15 - 11:30

John Widdowson. Coaching 11.30- 12.30, Philosophy applied in practice

Lunch. & Networking. 12.30- 13.30 (Buffet)

Ian Costello. 13.45- 15.00, Skill Development and Situational Coaching.

Tea &Coffee Break. 15.15- 15.30

Question Session to Coaches. 15.30- 15.45

Closure of Conference by Chairman 15.45- 16.00

Departure. 16.00

Cost. £5.00.


Ian Costello. Head Coach at Nottingham. Ex Munster Centre . Appointed Munster Assistant Coach in 2011. Held positions with Munster U20's,A Squad and Munster Academy.

2011 Head Coach with Munster A , lead them to British and Irish Cup title.

John Widdowson.

(MODO) RFU. Match Official Development Officer.

John started his Coaching career with Staffordshire U18s, U20s. NLD. U20s.

Coached Senior Squads. Staffordshire, Warwickshire and NLD.

Coached Burton 1st Team, Director of Coaching Hull RFC.

Academy Director at Nottingham Rugby.

Sport Academy Manager at Central College Nottingham.

RFU. Coach Educator.

Has assisted with Tonga U20s and Tonga's Senior Squad to prepare them for World Cups.

I could go on but l will run out of space.

Darren Mottershead.

Played for Stafford and Staffordshire.

Presently Coaching Stafford and has assisted with the County Senior Squad this season.

Darren is doing his level 3 Coaching Award.

Doing this session at the Conference for his Development.