Community and Coach Education

Being a 1st 4sport approved education centre, accredited to deliver a range of programmes on site means the Foundation can deliver courses.

Such as the Level 1 and 2 Rugby League Coaching Qualifications as and when it is needed locally. We are also now an official RFL Club Partner accredited to deliver recognised coaching CPD.

As part of our commitment to growing the local community RL scene, SRDF have been delivering First Aid, Embed the Pathway, Primary RL and UKCC RL coaching courses to local people. The offer of financially supported places is available to our local community RL clubs and delivery either takes place at the Foundation’s community classrooms or at a partner club’s facilities.

SRDF runs a full programme of CPD for local coaches, teachers and volunteers. Depending on the need, delivery takes place at the Foundation’s community classrooms or out in the community at a school or club.


CPD programme

  • Bi-monthly ‘Meet the Expert’ session with 1st team staff and players
  • Subsidised UKCC RL L1 and L2 courses
  • Pitch side First Aid
  • RL Awareness sessions to parents of new players


In 2016, 66 Local coaches successfully completed the RFL Level 2 coaching qualification through us.

100+ local teachers, coaches and volunteers have completed a course on our CPD programme

For more information on how to get involved please contact Neil on 0161 786 1591 or