GRFU Statement as rugby returns

Supporting our coaches to support our players

I am sure that many of you, like me, have spent time analysing the things that we have missed about the game we love. We will all have our own thoughts but many of them will surround camaraderie, friendship & fun.
 
For you & many young people in our game, the importance of a safe return to rugby will be crucial to the lifeblood of our sport.
 
So if you are a coach of any age group let’s focus on:
  • Making sessions as much fun as possible.
  • Coaching in a way that takes the pressure away
  • Making sure that all your players enjoys sessions as much as you do.
Prior to the pandemic, 1 in 8 young people lived with a diagnosable mental health issue. We know this situation has got worse for young and old.
 
So let’s work together to keep people in our game by making your sessions fun!
 
Rich Berry  @RichBezzer
GRFU Mental Health & Wellbeing Ambassador
Constituent Body Safeguarding Manager