In February 2016, a group of coaches and young rugby players from Club Atlético del Rosario arrived in New Zealand. As a unit, they travelled to Palmerston North to attend a customised course at IRANZ.
This week, they were crowned National Club Champions of Argentina.
Coaching a rugby team is a truly great challenge. The bigger the team, the bigger the microscope – and this week, there was a lot of attention on Steve Hansen and his coaching staff.
A team's performance is judged on a weekly basis, but the performance of a coach on the other hand is judged by a team's progress ie. did the team get better as the season wore on?
The 2017 BLK Scholarship is now open.
The BLK Scholarship is open to all New Zealand players 18 years and over. The winner will receive a position on the High Performance Players Course, to be held at the Sport & Rugby Institute from 22 January to 10 February, 2017.
The BLK Scholarship is valued at $7,500.
As a former rugby player himself, John Eggleton had a sound knowledge of the game before he started coaching. However as his kids grew older and he began coaching competitive secondary school teams, John learned how the performance of a rugby team can truly be influenced by the knowledge and ability of their coach.
John made the conscious decision to upskill himself through IRANZ, and was rewarded for his effort.