Delivering an Education in S&C

Developing Players As Next Generation Coaches

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Sports Bodies Overview

Setanta College offer education programmes to a number of representative bodies, across a range of sports, with the aim to provide a structured introduction to becoming a qualified Strength & Conditioning coach.

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Bill Beaumont, Chairman of World Rugby, with Dr Liam Hennessy of Setanta College

World Rugby

World Rugby is delighted to announce the renewal of its long-term partnership with Setanta College to provide courses and education to our rugby community. Over 40,000 people registered to participate through the World Rugby and Setanta College programmes to date. World Rugby now wishes to innovate and inspire through participation, engagement, education and regulation, harnessing the sport’s character-building values to excite, engage and inform new audiences in existing and new rugby markets.

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The WGPA represents the interests of intercounty players; the elite and amateur athletes who play at the top level sports. Services to Ladies Gaelic Football and Camogie players include third level scholarships, leadership programmes and player welfare support. As part of our partnership with the WGPA, Setanta College offers their members the opportunity to study with us to develop themselves as athletes in their chosen sport and coaches to fellow players and athletes.


Rugby Players Ireland

As the collective voice of professional rugby players in Ireland, Rugby Players Ireland is fully empowered to represent their members on issues of importance to their welfare which includes offering an education after their playing careers have come to an end. Setanta College recognise that off-pitch development is an area of priority and we are pleased to be an educational partner to Rugby Players Ireland.

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Saracens Rugby Club

Setanta College are proud to be an educational partner to Saracens since 2013. Since then a number of Saracens players have graduated from Setanta College gaining a skill set to themselves have the opportunity to coach at the very highest level. These include former Saracens player Charlie Hodgson, the leading Premiership point’s scorer of all time and current Saracens winger Chris Ashton.

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Gaelic Players Association

The GPA Education Programme is designed to support athletes operating in a high performance environment to maximize their potential through education and develop the next generation of leaders. It is our focus at Setanta College to offer players or former players an opportunity to develop as a Strength & Conditioning Coach so they can bring their experience and new found skills to the playing population from underage to Senior Inter-county.

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