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Level 1 and 2 coaching courses
Foundation secure new coaching courses for Ambassador clubs
30 January 2019, 4:00
By Ben Hall
Leeds Rhinos Foundation has enhanced their Coach Education Programme by securing Level 1 and Level 2 Rugby League Courses for members of the Club Ambassador scheme.

The Level 1 and 2 coaching qualification courses, run by the RFL in conjunction with Coach Wise, will be delivered by Leeds Rhinos Foundation's community club's Development Officer, Sam Horner, and co-delivered by different tutors working in partnership with Leeds Rhinos Foundation, including Chris Shaw from Ambassador club Garforth Tigers.

A Level 2 course has already been delivered in October, with two more currently running and Level 1 courses set to begin in April. In all, more than 100 coaches will be qualified in an annual cycle of courses.

The Coach Education Programme is an integral part of the Rugby League Development Plan, supported by Mears Group, which was launched in 2013 with the ambitious aim to give every youngster in Leeds the opportunity to play Rugby League.

The yearly programme includes delivering a Level 1 course for Leeds Rhinos Academy players as part of their development.

As part of a joint initiative between Leeds Rhinos Foundation and Leeds Rhinos, the two are also working together to put through professional players on the Direct Assessment Scheme, again as part of their development and work in the community.

Horner said: "We are very excited about this education and qualification programme, as it has links to many of the other programmes we deliver to help increase participation in Rugby League, not just for players but also coaches.

"We find that clubs are welcoming the easy access to these courses and the evenings and just two Saturdays format we provide fits in well with their own coaching."

More courses will be planned in the near future and all information will be posted on the Leeds Rhinos Club Ambassadors Group Facebook page, along with further updates on the Leeds Rhinos Foundation website.

If your club is interested in registering for the courses, please contact Sam.Horner@leedsrhinosfoundation.org

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