The IRFU in partnership with Imaginative and prescient Sports activities Eire and The Change Basis will ship a training workshop for volunteers fascinated by teaching Imaginative and prescient Impaired Rugby (VI Rugby).
The course will likely be delivered in two components, firstly a digital session will likely be delivered on Tuesday 17th August after which a sensible session will likely be hosted on Saturday 21st August at Previous Wesley RFC in Dublin.
VI Rugby is modelled on conventional rugby and takes components from each Union and League codes whereas it’s most much like aggressive contact rugby. The sport is performed in a 7-a-side format with two handed contact with referee commentary aiding gamers all through gameplay.
To help contributors the ball comprises ball bearings to provide audible help and brilliant colored bibs are used. Scrums (3 v 3) and line-outs are uncontested and there’s no kicking permitted in open play.
The sport is for all visionally impaired gamers female and male B1 to B5 whereas for competitions gamers have to be B2 – B4.
Former Leinster and Italy participant Ian McKinley is a VI rugby ambassador and approached the IRFU in 2020 about the opportunity of VI rugby in Eire. The IRFU labored with Imaginative and prescient Sports activities Eire to ship a survey which recognized 90 potential gamers within the programme.
David McKay, IRFU Incapacity and Inclusion Officer, stated,
“We’re actually grateful to Imaginative and prescient Sports activities Eire and The Change Basis for his or her help in serving to to ship this pilot programme. The survey illustrated that there was an urge for food inside Irish Rugby for VI rugby and this coach coaching course is a crucial step ahead in creating this programme. We’re calling anybody with an curiosity in teaching or volunteering in VI rugby to take part on this teaching course.”
The UK charity – The Change Basis, began the event of VI rugby in 2016 working with World Rugby. VI Rugby is now being utilised in England, Wales, Japan and New Zealand.
VI Rugby Teaching Course
Imaginative and prescient Consciousness Coaching
Tuesday 17th August 2021, 19.00-20.00hrs through zoom
Saturday 21st August 2021, 11.30-13.30hrs Previous Wesley RFC, Dublin
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