Beppe Moncada one of the coaches of the FIRFL defines it as “An extremely formative experience” when referring to the coaching course that was held a week ago during the World Cup. The course saw 5 Italian’s participate.
“They were a very intense five days elapsed between the theoretical nature of the classroom and the practical lessons on the playing field,” says Moncada. The participants of the course have not been chosen causally from the Italy. They have been selected based on location. Luigi Ferraro will cover regions Emilia Romagna, Liguria and Tuscany, Luciano Gorla will cover Lombardy, Riccardo Marini will cover regions Lazio and Campania with Matteo Lombardi covering Abruzzo and Molise, and finally Beppe Moncada will cover Tuscany and Umbria. Each representative has been drawn from one slice of Italy.
The intent of the Federation explains Moncada “is the ability to organize short courses of this type also in Italy. London’s experience will be vital to enable us to convey certain concepts to those who want to teach the sport that has the spirit of rugby, but that then stands out and that, in my opinion, it is prerequisite.”
The Federleague, in fact, has already scheduled lessons for coaches in the next month in January, probably starting from Sicily. The London course was held in high level structures of Rugby Union and Rugby League and the five Italian technicians were able to observe closely the coaching methods of a women’s selection. “That is really another world – concluded Moncada – but we want to transport the Anglo-Saxon tradition and spirit to rugby league in Italy, whilst not forgetting our sports culture.”