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Invite to Mini Coordinators for Online Workshops

The following message is from Declan O’Brien, Coach and Player Development Manager with Leinster Rugby:

I hope you are all safe and well through these challenging times.

As a special Halloween treat to all our Mini Coordinator’s in Clubs I would love to offer you access to a series of three free online workshops WWPIS (Working with parents in Sport).

These webinar’s will run in the coming months of November ,December and January and we will host 2 of the same session’s in that week with an option of Monday or Wednesday to allow for flexibility in attendance.

In order for the experience to be of value please sign up for all 3 sessions on easy payments plus on the Leinster website at: Easypamentsplus

Summary of content and speaker below and a little more detail attached above which hopefully will give you a little bit more clarity.

Session 1-Engage - building positive relationships with your players' parents


Mon 9th of November at 7pm-8pm (Session 1)

Wed the 11th of November at 6pm-7pm(Session 1)

Session 2-Two Hats - supporting the parent coach


Mon the 7th of December at 7pm-8pm(Session 2)

Wed the 9th of December at 6pm-7pm(Session 2)

Session 3-Great Sports Parenting - positively supporting your child during their sporting experience(minis)


Mon the 11th of January at 7pm-8pm(Session 3)

Wed the 13th of January at 6pm-7pm(Session 3)

Why Attend-

Are someone who is trying to build an effective parental engagement program in your club?

This is for Mini Coordinators in Clubs who coach/manage or parent children aged between 5 & 11 years old.

Are you looking to become a better role model and create a positive & effective environment?

Do you want to build positive relationships with your athletes & coaches?

Learn how to navigate the role of being a parent coach!

Do you want to ask great questions and challenge yourself and your athletes?

Gordon MacLelland – Working with Parents in Sport

After 20 years as a teacher and coach to all age levels from U7-adults, Gordon set up Working with Parents in Sport, whose mission statement is ‘to support organisations, parents and coaches in working together to provide children with the best possible sporting experiences’.

He is the author of three books, ‘Two Hats’ – a book for parent coaches who are coaching or thinking of coaching their own children, ‘Great Sports Parenting’ – A pocket guide for parents of children in sport and ‘Engage’ – A coaches guide to building positive relationships with parents.

His clients include over 10 National Governing Bodies worldwide, the Youth Sports Trust, England Rugby and UK Coaching.

To find out more about his work, read a variety of blogs and tune into some amazing podcasts please visit

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