With a club legend in their corner and competing on home turf, Cardiff Blues look well-placed ahead of the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s but Tom Shanklin insists his charges face a tough test to better last year's feats.
In operating a formal coach education programme, the Blues aim to provide opportunity for coaches to achieve the minimum coaching qualifications relevant to their requirements. We aim to provide all new coaches entering the game a positive initial learning experience that will encourage them to develop themselves further and provide them with the knowledge and skills to coach safely and effectively.
For those coaches wishing to progress their coaching qualifications, we aim to provide a continued positive experience and an environment that supports their specific development needs, allowing coaches to grow their own knowledge and expertise beyond their initial capability.
The Blues Coach Development Department operates an extensive programme of "formal" coach education courses.
For a full annual timetable of courses, to register as a coach and to apply for WRU Coach Education courses, please visit http://www.wrucoaching.co.uk/. For a description of courses a brief outline of requirements, please read on.