Counties Manukau RFU Partners with IntaSport Coaching App

Counties Manukau RFU is pleased to announce a new partnership with IntaSport for the 2024 rugby season, offering a coaching app to provide essential ongoing support for the dedicated group of volunteer coaches

IntaSport has crafted a user-friendly mobile app featuring coaching videos, plans, and valuable information. Additionally, the app offers team messaging, fixture details, club information and more. As part of this partnership, the app will be free for all coaches in junior clubs.

“At Counties Manukau RFU and the Counties Manukau Junior Management Board (CMJMB) we recognise the pivotal role coaches play in creating positive experiences for our young participants,” said Counties Manukau Coach Development Manager Paul Wheeler. “We also understand that our coaches are volunteers and quite often time poor. We believe this ‘one stop shop’ app is an exciting initiative to support our coaches and clubs in not just surviving, but thriving.

“The app's content highlights modern coaching approaches that effectively engage young people in rugby, aligning with our key messages of emphasising fun and development. This alignment is a pivotal factor in Counties Manukau RFU’s decision to partner with IntaSport.”

IntaSport founder Kyle McLean comments, “We’re excited to collaborate with an innovative, forward-thinking provincial union like Counties Manukau RFU to launch the IntaSport App throughout the all clubs in the province. There is an ever-increasing demand for time-poor volunteer Youth Coaches to access digital content quickly and easily, where this app has been designed to meet those needs and more.”

McLean continues, “Organisations like Counties Manukau RFU are working hard to attract and retain young people in the sport we love, and recognise the pivotal role coaches play in shaping the overall experience for players. Coaching today’s youth is challenging, as the days sending players to run laps and lining then up to do repetitive drills are gone. Young people want an engaging experience that captures their attention and imagination. We are immensely proud to share video content of activities and games that are proven to maximise engagement, involvement, and learning. We can’t wait to get the app into the hands of coaches in Counties Manukau!”

To download the IntaSport App for FREE, click here.

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