15 Mar MRP PlayerMentors and Players
Vikings Rugby will be launching the Modified Rugby Program (MRP) in the ACT from the 6th of June. The MRP is a world first, modified version of touch-only rugby, that runs for 10 weeks and is tailored to boys and girls with learning and perceptual disabilities. The aim of the program is to bring these boys and girls off the sideline, providing them a platform to enjoy the game of rugby. The MRP season is aligned with the Junior Rugby Club season, and will consist of 1 evening training session and a Saturday morning game each week.
The Vikings are the first club outside of Queensland to host this fantastic program.
Vikings Rugby are currently seeking 6 PlayerMentors and 6 Players for the MRP:
- Players: girls and boys aged 7 -13 years old with learning and perceptual difficulties. The MRP is a modified version of rugby that matches participants with a teenage PlayerMentor. The role of the PlayerMentor is to support and guide the participant through the drills and games. There are significant modifications that allow each participant to firmly grasp foundational rugby skills, including a reduced field size and playing time. Click here to register your child for the MRP.
- PlayerMentors: teenage girls and boys who want to support the MRP players. Your aim is to teach the players the fundamental skills of rugby, but most importantly, help them have fun playing our great game. All PlayerMentors will receive specific training, both on and off field, around how to best support their MRP players. Click here to register as a PlayerMentor.
For more information on the MRP, click on the attachment below.