Performance Review critical for future success of Irish Rugby.
Paul MacKinnon, former High Performance Player Development Manager for New Zealand Rugby was ideally placed to carry out the reviews due to his extensive experience and knowledge of this area, and acted independently on the request of the IRFU. Mackinnon said “these reviews are critical for the on-going and future success of high performance rugby. High performance is about getting the right talent to work with the right people, in the right environment, at the right time to achieve the desired outcome…of being the very best.”
The reviews were held in June and July and looked at how key elements were working across the spectrum of the high performance game, from Under 16 talent identification right through to the successful development of academy players into senior professionals at an international level.
The results of the reviews are due to be presented to the IRFU in September.
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.