Fitness & Health, Sport & Exercise Science

A unique opportunity to hear the world’s top rugby union experts

rugbykidsTalent Identification and Development
The Royal Society,
6 – 9 Carlton House Terrace,
London SW1y 5AG

Friday 17th to Sunday 19th May 2013

The RFU is hosting a ground-breaking Talent Symposium. This unique event will involve debate amongst 15 of the World’s leading experts in the field of sporting talent, 12 eminent panellists and rugby stakeholders, to reach a consensus that will have a profound impact on understanding and practice relating to the identification and development of talented rugby players.

On 18 May the same experts, including Professor Joe Baker, Professor Jamie Timmons, Dr Stephen Cobley, Dr Jotg Shorer, Professor Mark Williams, Professor Bruce Abernathy, Professor Keith Davids and Dr Ross Tuckerfrom will be presenting on the identification and development of talent as part of a parallel education programme. This group of experts has never before been assembled in one place.

Rugby is a late-maturation sport; collaboration amongst professional clubs and the player development environments of schools, colleges, universities, clubs and age-grade representative teams is essential to ensure players have the best chance of developing to their full potential and finding the level of senior competitive play that matches their abilities.

Achieving excellence in rugby union is dependent upon body type, physiology, motor skill learning and game intelligence, plus determined, intelligent practice.

To perform consistently at the highest level further requires a mental resilience, colloquially described as the ability to “cope”.

Space is limited so book now to attend the education programme.

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