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 .

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: .


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 .