Respect In Sport Activity Leader Course For Registered Coaches

DATE: October 14th 2021

TO: All Members

FROM: Peter Houlihan, Rugby Alberta

MEMO: Respect in Sport Activity Leader Course for Registered Coaches

Dear Coaches,

As we near the end of 2021 rugby season and approach an important off season, the entire Rugby Alberta organization want to thank all coaches for registering during this difficult season. Your hard work, support and energy to keep your rugby community active was outstanding. Rugby Alberta’s vision to be “the best sporting experience” was evident in your commitment to your clubs, as we saw the return of well over half of our membership. As an organization we are committed to growing the game at the grass roots level and giving back to the community with coach development initiatives. As a Thank you for all you have done this season, registered coaches will receive a code for a complementary Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders Course.

The Respect Group is a forward-thinking organization founded by former NHLer turned victims’ rights crusader Sheldon Kennedy to deliver training to equip employees with the education and skills needed to prevent bullying, abuse, harassment, and discrimination in the workplace. The Sport Activity Leader/Coach Program educates youth leaders, coaches, officials, and participants to recognize, understand and respond to issues of bullying, abuse, harassment, and discrimination. Activity Leader and Parent Programs are part of the Safe Sport Canada program.

Thank you once again for instilling the World Rugby values – integrity, passion, solidarity, discipline and respect as the defining characteristics of rugby and making it one of the world’s best sports. We look forward to seeing everyone out on the pitch next season.

Yours sincerely,

Peter Houlihan

Executive Director