IRB trainer impressed by Fiji coaches Underline 10 February, 2011
Hugh Galvan between FRU HPU manager Talemo Waqa (L) and FRU development manager Sale Sorovaki (R).
IRB trainer and Canterbury B coach Hugh Galvan yesterday completed delivering to 24 of Fiji’s top rugby coaches the first part of an IRB level 3 coaching course which was run over three days. 

Galvan, who’s also a lecturer in physical education and sport coaching at Canterbury University in Christchurch, New Zealand, has been surprised by the amount of information shared between participants during the course. 

“I’ve been really impressed by the way the coaches have been prepared to share ideas,” Galvan said. 

“Sometimes you go to coaching courses where you try and deliver and people get very protective because they’re coaching another club or a different provincial team and they don’t share ideas, but coaches here have been really great in sharing ideas because they see it is for the common good of Fiji Rugby at all levels.” 

The Cantabrian, who also spends a part of the year working as a New Zealand Rugby Union resource coach, believes it’s a good deal harder for coaches in Fiji to coach at national level as many of the country’s top international players are only around for a brief period of the year. 

“Tier one nations have the advantage of having their players with them the whole year round because they are contracted to them,” Galvan said. 

“The challenge Fiji has, and other small pacific countries, is a lot of their international players are not here so they only get them available for very short periods of time.” 

During the course Galvan has been getting local coaches thinking about processes to be used during game planning. 

“I’ve been taking the coaches through a game planning module which is all about process, so taking them through some steps, assisting them with understanding the processes they can apply to their teams."

In doing this Galvan has got the participants focusing on the Fiji national team as a case study and getting each of the coaches imagining they are the coach of the national team and going through the process of game planning.

Fiji Rugby’s development manager, Sale Sorovaki, believes the course was an excellent way of getting local coaches to think about the processes individual coaches need to put in place. 

“These sorts of courses are vital to anyone who aspires to be a top level rugby coach as it gets coaches thinking about strategy and being aware of the implications and outcomes of the processes they put in place,” Sorovaki said. 

Coaches who attended the course included secondary school coaches, club coaches, provincial coaches and coaches who have coached at national level. 

Galvan is due to make two further trips to Fiji, through the course of 2011, to complete the delivery of the IRB level three coaching course.
Other February 2011 News Underline
FRU Board Statement 25 February, 2011 
Digicel welcomes back sevens team 24 February, 2011 
Warriors continue winning ways in PRC 24 February, 2011 
Sevens voices make half term predictions 23 February, 2011 
Namosi three make Digicel Barbarians team 23 February, 2011 
Fijians flying in UK and France 22 February, 2011 
Maafu named for Waratahs clash 22 February, 2011 
Warriors hold off QAS Reds 21 February, 2011 
Lautoka 1 win Fiji TV 7s Final 19 February, 2011 
Joint statement from the IRB, Government and the FRU 19 February, 2011 
Fiji One Fiji TV 7s Finals - Live Results 19 February, 2011 
Fiji One Fiji TV 7s Finals - Live Results 19 February, 2011 
SGM called 18 February, 2011 
Hong Kong Sevens Draw Unveiled 18 February, 2011 
Crusader Knights to play in PRC 17 February, 2011 
Fijians shine in France 17 February, 2011 
Fiji TV Provincial 7s Series Final - Pools and Schedule 17 February, 2011 
Tailevu's new colours 17 February, 2011 
Digicel Fiji lose to South Africa in Las Vegas 14 February, 2011 
IRB trainer impressed by Fiji coaches 10 February, 2011 
Fijians turning up the heat in Pro 2 10 February, 2011 
IRB Statement of Clarification Regarding the Namibia Rugby Union 09 February, 2011 
Air Pacific Fiji Warriors named for PRC 09 February, 2011 
Referees to be stricter with high tackles 08 February, 2011 
Waratahs 41-13 Warriors 07 February, 2011 
Fiji beat South Africa to Plate in Wellington 07 February, 2011 
Injuries force changes to Digicel Fiji team 07 February, 2011 
Cakaudrove Two Qualify for Provincial 7s Finals 07 February, 2011 
Fiji TV Sky Pacific Nausori 7s - Live Results 05 February, 2011 
Namosi claim Nausori 7s crown 05 February, 2011 
Nemani's a Chief 03 February, 2011 
IRB Media Release: Teams Declare Squads for Wellington 03 February, 2011 
Fiji TV Sky Pacific Nausori 7s - Pools and Schedule 03 February, 2011 
AquaSafe - Fiji Rugby's official water 03 February, 2011 
Preliminary national U20 squad named 02 February, 2011 
Tu Te's Diary - Wellington and Las Vegas 01 February, 2011 
Copyright © 2015 Fiji Rugby Union | Privacy Policy
Play all your favourite games in our online casino and win money.
[Designed and developed by Oceanic Communications, Official FRU Online Communications Partner]
Fiji Rugby Sponsers