22 Dec Modified Rugby Program (MRP) 2022 – Call for Players and Mentors!
GingerCloud Foundation Modified Rugby Program (MRP) will be back in March 2022 and we need you!
Vikings Rugby have positions available in their MRP Juniors Team for MRP Players and Player Mentors.
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The MRP Season runs from March to June and involves one weekly training session plus Saturday morning game. 2 Hour commitment per week
No Rugby experience necessary
GingerCloud Modified Rugby Program (MRP) is a world-first, touch-only, modified form of rugby union. In the MRP young people (7-18 years) with Autism or other learning and perceptual disabilities can play rugby with the support, guidance and friendship of a Player Mentor at their local club.
How is the MRP modified?
MRP teams train and play before other club divisions to reduce sensory impacts.
The MRP has been developed to take into account the MRP Players’ individual needs on terms of their:
- 5 senses (sight, hearing, touch, taste, smell)
- Social skills
- Proprioceptive and Vestibular development
Each MRP team is supported through an Allied Health Professional and Team Coach.
What is GingerCloud’s MRP division structure?
The MRP has 4 divisions, within which there are specific structural, Allied Health, and coaching modifications based on the varying needs of MRP Players both on and off the field.
- MRP Juniors (7-13 years) and MRP Colts (16-25) years) Players are individually matched with a Player Mentor for support, guidance and friendship on the rugby field and beyond.
- MRP 7s and MRP 7s Plus division (assessed by on-field skill ability) Players are higher skilled and are supported by Player Mentors as a team, with no specific MRP Player having their own Player Mentor.
What is a Player Mentor?
Player Mentors are disability inclusion leaders of the future. They are passionate about supporting young people with disability to be the best they can be, both on and off the field.
Player Mentors help their MRP Player learn rugby and social skills during training and on game days.
Player Mentors are supported by specially trained Team Coaches and Allied Health professionals.
What does a Player Mentor do?
PlayerMentors participate and receive training both on and off the field, including
- 2 Hours per week team training and 1 weekend game
- Per Season, 2 Hours (total) of Online Leadership training about disability and inclusive practises to be completed at their own pace.
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