12th April 2017, 10:10 | therfl

Rugby Football League launch Medical, Science & Coaching Forum

Rugby Football League launch Medical, Science & Coaching Forum

As part of the continuation of accessible professional development opportunities in the game, the Rugby Football League has launched a Medical, Science & Coaching Forum starting on Wednesday, May 10 at Leeds Beckett University (from 6.00pm).

Hosted by the Rugby Football League’s Research and Innovation Manager, Dr Ben Jones, the forums in Leeds (May 10) and University of Chester (May 17) will focus on topics such as; physical profiles and development of adolescent Rugby League Players; injury profiles and trends in senior Rugby League players; creative thinking to improve return to play practices.

 

Full Rugby League Medical, Science & Coaching Forum schedule:

6.00pm Welcome – Dr Ben Jones (Rugby Football League, Leeds Beckett University)

6.15pm Physical profiles and development of adolescent Rugby League players – Dr Kevin Till (Leeds Beckett University, Leeds Rhinos) and Nick Dobbin (University of Chester)

6.45pm Injury profiles and trends in senior Rugby League players – Anne Fitzpatrick (University of Bolton)

7.15pm Medical: Creative thinking to improve return to play practises – Dr Jon Power (Consultant in Sport & Exercise Medicine) Science: The UKSCA accreditation process – Keith Barker (EIS, UKSCA Coach Accreditation Assessor) Coaching: Coaching for the big picture – Paul Anderson (Assistant England Rugby League Coach)

7.45pm The Rugby League Applied Science Project – Dr Ben Jones

8.00pm Finish

 

For those wishing to attend the forums at Leeds Beckett University, Headingley Campus, Leeds, LS6 3QS on Wednesday, May 10 and University of Chester, Parkgate Road, Chester, CH1 4BJ on Wednesday, May 17, please email Emma.Rosewarne@rfl.uk.com and include your choice of venue.