IRFU Launch Performance Nutrition E-learning Resource for 15-18 Year Old Rugby Players

   26 Apr 2016

The IRFU nutrition department will launch a sports nutrition e-learning programme for young rugby players aged 15-18 years on Wednesday 20th April. Players can access the resource at www.irishrugby.ie/nutrition .

This free resource:

o is specifically designed for male rugby players between the ages of 15-18 years of age

o will help young players to maximise their performance in training and games

o features unique content generated by Ireland’s rugby stars - Paul O’Connell, Robbie Henshaw, Conor Murray, Rob Kearney, Cian Healy, Tommy Bowe and Andrew Trimble

o contains 10 modules with a test element at the end of each module

o covers the following topics: Protein, Carbohydrates, Calories, Weight, Hydration, Pre-match Day Nutrition, Match-Day Nutrition, immunity, Supplements, Off-Season Nutrition


Only registered players between the ages of 15-18 can access the online tool. You can download the pdf document that contains all of the content and information for you to review here: https://goo.gl/uIZDp2 .


We would ask that you encourage your players to complete the e-learning programme as the knowledge will positively impact on their performance if adopted into their regular daily lives. The recommended interaction with the programme to maximise retention of information is 3 sessions covering 3-4 modules per session.


If you have any questions, problems or feedback, please feel free to contact me by return email, or for technical issues users can email Ginine Power at elearning@irfu.ie .