thinkTASC’s Paul MacKinnon provides inspiration to Northern Ireland’s rising young sports stars.
What does it take to reach the top of your game?
Paul MacKinnon, former High Performance Player Development Manager for New Zealand Rugby told seminar attendees that “talent alone is not enough and performance foundations, such as coachability, motivation, dedication and resilience, are the key to reaching and sustaining success”.
The event which was hosted at the University of Ulster’s Jordanstown campus in partnership with the Bank of Ireland was a huge success with the rising young sports stars and Paul was delighted to play a key role in helping to inspire such an enthusiastic audience.
The event chaired by sports broadcaster Nigel Ringland, took place earlier this month, also included insights into the lives of local sportsmen and women including John Afoa and Jared Payne from Ulster Rugby, Frances Campbell from NI Netball and Aaron Cunningham from the University of Ulster Gaelic Academy.The students heard first-hand how these top athletes reached the pinnacle of their sports and also had an opportunity to question and interact with them.
thinkTASC's Paul Mackinnon writes for Ulster Business Magazine.
thinkTASC Director Paul Mackinnon highlights how Northern Ireland business can learn from the All Blacks in an article published in the November edition of Ulster Business. The full article can be accessed by clicking on the 'read more' icon below.
Watch the thinkTASC Rugby Forum Highlights Videos Here.
Interested in finding out a bit more about our recent successful Rugby Forum? We've developed some video edits which provide an insight into what some of our key speakers said at the forum. You can hear about what strategies Mark Anscombe, Tom Frawley, Tommy Bowe, Bryn Cunningham and Paul Mackinnon deploy in order maximise performance in their professional disciplines. The videos can be accessed by clicking on the 'read more' icon below.
Ulster Rugby’s Mark Anscombe and Tommy Bowe share their strategies for maximising performance at thinkTASC’s Rugby Forum.
Ulster Head Coach Mark Anscombe and international rugby star Tommy Bowe gave their insights into how business people can learn from sport and get the most from their teams at thinkTASC’s rugby forum event which was held at the University of Ulster on Wednesday 3rd October.
thinkTASC undertake review of IRFU Provincial Academies High Performance Player Development System.
thinkTASC’s Director, Paul Mackinnon was invited by the IRFU to review academies in the provinces of Ulster, Munster, Leinster and Connacht. The aim was to take a detailed look at the existing high performance player development systems in each of the provinces and assess what is working well, what areas could be improved and deliver recommendations on how each provincial academy should move forward in the future.