IRB Training: April and May courses

(IRB.COM) Tuesday 1 April 2014
 
 IRB Training: April and May courses
An image from a recent training and education course in Sweden

Find out the major IRB training events and conferences happening around the world in April and May. 

Africa – CAR (English speaking)

  • 5-12 April: IRB Level 2 Sevens Coaching course for teams participating in the CAR Women's Sevens tournament - Nairobi, Kenya
  • 1-4 May: IRB Educator courses for Medical, Match Officiating, S&C and coaches. To be followed by IRB Level 1 courses in these strands
  • 9-12 May: IRB Level 1 Sevens course and IRB Level 2 Sevens (Part 1) course as part of Olympic support programme - Gaborone, Botswana

Africa - CAR (French speaking)

  • 3-4 April: IRB Level 1 First Aid in Rugby course - Ivory Coast
  • 10-11 April: IRB Level 2 OFF - Senegal
  • 18-20 April: IRB Trainer course (Part 3) - Castres, France
  • 21-28 April: IRB Level 3 Coaching (Part 2) course - Castres, France
  • 17-24 April: IRB Level 2 Sevens Coaching course - Thies, Senegal
Asia – ARFU 
  • 1-2 April: IRB Medical Educator course - Guangzhou, China
  • 3 April: IRB Level 1 Medical course - Guangzhou, China
  • 11-13 April: IRB Level 2 Coach of Match Officials course - Hong Kong
  • 21-22 April: IRB Level 2 Coaching course - Brunei
  • 23 April: IRB Get Into Rugby - Brunei
  • 23-27 April: IRB Educators course - Nanjing, China
  • 24-25 April: IRB Level 1 Coaching course - Brunei
  • 26 April: IRB Get Into Rugby - Nanjing, China
  • 26 April: IRB Rugby Ready - Nanjing, China
  • 27 April: IRB Level 1 Coaching course - Nanjing, China
  • 27 April: IRB Level 1 Match Officiating course - Nanjing, China
  • 1 May: IRB Get Into Rugby - Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • 1 May: IRB Rugby Ready course - Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • 2 May: IRB Level 1 Coaching course - Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • 2 May: IRB Level 1 Match Officiating course - Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • 3-4 May: IRB Level 2 Coaching course - Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • 8-11 May: IRB Level 3 Coaching (Part 1) course - Hong Kong
  • 19 May: IRB Level 1 Coaching course - Kolkata, India
  • 19 May: IRB Level 1 Match Officiating course - Kolkata, India
  • 20-21 May: IRB Level 2 Coaching course - Kolkata, India
  • 20-21 May: IRB Level 2 Match Officiating course - Kolkata, India
  • 22 May: IRB Level 1 S&C course - Kolkata, India
  • 23 May: IRB Level 1 Sevens Coaching course - Kolkata, India
  • 24-25 May: IRB Level 2 Sevens Coaching course - Kolkata, India
Europe – FIRA-AER

IRB/FIRA-AER "TES" adoption scheme projects supported by Six Nations Unions
  • 5-6 April: IRB/FIRA-AER Level 2 Coaching course and coaching workshop - Athens, Greece
  • 14-17 April: IRB/FIRA-AER Level 1 & 2 Coaching courses - Podgorica, Montenegro
  • 17-20 April: IRB/FIRA-AER Sevens courses as part of Women's Sevens emerging nations training camp - Zanka, Hungary
  • 26-27 April: IRB Level 1 Match Officiating course - Valetta, Malta
  • 3-5 May: IRB/FIRA-AER Level 2 Coaching course - Helsinki, Finland
  • 21-25 May: IRB/FIRA-AER Level 2 Sevens Coaching course - Belgrade, Serbia
  • End May: Defence technical coaching clinic - Tbilisi, Georgia
North America – NACRA
  • 24-27 April: Trainer update and Educators course - Phoenix, Arizona, USA
  • 3-4 May: IRB Level 1 First Aid in Rugby course and Medical Educator update - St John's, Newfoundland
  • 23-24 May: IRB Level 1 First Aid in Rugby course - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Oceania – FORU
  • 15 April: IRB Level 2 Coaching course - Tahiti Rugby Union, Tahiti
  • 15 April: IRB Level 2 Match Officiating course - Tahiti Rugby Union, Tahiti
  • 15 April: IRB Level 1 Coaching course - Palalaua, Samoa
  • 16 April: IRB Level 1 Match Officiating course - Palalaua, Samoa
  • 16 April: IRB Level 2 Coaching course - Tahiti Rugby Union, Tahiti
  • 16 April: IRB Level 2 Match Officiating course - Tahiti Rugby Union, Tahiti
  • 16 April: IRB Level 2 Coaching course - Tahiti Rugby Union, Tahiti
  • 16 April: IRB Level 2 Match Officiating course - Tahiti Rugby Union, Tahiti
  • 21 April: IRB Level 1 Sevens Coaching course and Rugby Ready - TRUVava'u Island, Tonga
  • 21-25 April: IRB Level 2 Sevens Coaching course - Morobe, Lae, Papua New Guinea
  • 22 April: IRB Level 1 Coaching course and Rugby Ready - TRU, Vava'u Island, Tonga
  • 22 April: IRB Level 1 Coaching course - Lotofaga, Samoa
  • 22 April: IRB Level 2 Coaching course - SIRUF, Honiara, Solomon Islands
  • 23 April: IRB Level 2 Match Officiating course - SIRUF, Honiara, Solomon Islands
  • 23 April: IRB Level 1 Match Officiating course - Lotofaga, Samoa
  • 23 April: RB Level 1 Match Officiating course and Rugby Ready - Vava'u Island, Tonga
  • 24 April: IRB Level 1 S&C course - Vava'u Island, Tonga
  • 25 April: IRB Level 1 S&C course - Vava'u Island, Tonga
  • 28 April-2 May: IRB Level 1 Sevens Coaching course - Madang, Papua New Guinea
  • 28 April-2 May: IRB Level 1 Sevens Coaching course - Lae, Papua New Guinea
  • 5-9 May: IRB Level 1 First Aid in Rugby course - Western Union, Fiji
  • 7 May: IRB Get Into Rugby and CPD training by RTC - Tahiti
  • 8 May - July: IRB Level 2 Coaching course - SRU HPU, Samoa
  • 14-15 May: IRB Level 2 Match Officiating course - SRU HPU, Samoa
  • 16 May: First Aid course - SRU HPU, Samoa
  • 16 May: IRB Level 1 Sevens Coaching course and Rugby Ready - SIRUF, Noro - Western Province
  • 17 May: IRB Level 1 Sevens Match Officiating course and Rugby Ready - SIRUF, Noro - Western Province
  • 19-20 May: IRB Level 2 Coaching course - Savaii, Samoa
  • 19-21 May: IRB Level 2 Sevens Match Officiating course - Rabaul, Papua New Guinea
  • 21-22 May: IRB Level 2 Match Officiating course - SRU, Savaii, Samoa
  • 23 May: First Aid course - SRU, Savaii, Samoa
  • 26 May: IRB Level 1 Sevens Coaching course and Rugby Ready - Haapai, Tonga
  • 26-30 May: IRB Level 2 Sevens Coaching course - Buka, Papua New Guinea
  • 27 May: IRB Level 1 Coaching course and Rugby Ready - Haapai, Tonga
  • 28 May: IRB Level 1 Match Officiating course and Rugby Ready - Haapai, Tonga
  • 29 May: IRB Level 1 S&C course - Haapai, Tonga
  • 30 May: IRB Level 1 S&C course - Haapai, Tonga
     
South America - CONSUR
  • 8-11 April: IRB Educators course for 20 invited Educators and practice delivery of IRB courses - Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 5-9 May: IRB Strength & Conditioning Superweek - IRB Level 2 S&C, IRB Educators Acquaint and IRB Level 1 S&C courses - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Find out more

If you want to find out more about the training courses, including how to register, please contact your union. Click here and select your union from the resulting page. Then select their web site or see contact details to get in touch with them

Alternatively, contact your local IRB Regional Training Consultants. These are as follows: 

North America Carribean Rugby Association (NACRA)
Mike Luke

mikeluke@mac.com

South America (CONSUR) Alejandro Degano adegano@adegano.com
Africa (CAR) English-speaking Denver Wannies denver.wannies@gmail.com
Africa (CAR) French-speaking Adama Bakhoum
rtccarfr@irb.com
Asia (ARFU) Gene Tong rtcarfu@irb.com
Oceania (FORU) Talemo Waqa
 rtcforu@irb.com
Europe (FIRA-AER) Douglas Langley douglas.langley@irb.com

A great starting point for learning more about the game is through the digital tools offered by the IRB. These include:

  • IRB Passport web site– a one-stop shop for online training resources, including the new-look IRB Coaching web site launched this week, the Rugby Ready web site, the IRB Laws web site, a new strength and conditioning site, as well as information on player welfare and anti-doping.
  • Laws of the Game mobile app (for iPhone and iPad) – check the Laws on the move