World Cup winner at coaching conference

PUBLISHED: 11:57 21 February 2008 | UPDATED: 22:21 26 October 2009

RUGBY World Cup winning assistant coach Eddie Jones will be speaking to the first Hertfordshire Coaching Conference at the Hatfield-based Herts Sports Village on Sunday. Tasmanian-born Jones was the technical advisor to South Africa coach Jake White duri

RUGBY World Cup winning assistant coach Eddie Jones will be speaking to the first Hertfordshire Coaching Conference at the Hatfield-based Herts Sports Village on Sunday.

Tasmanian-born Jones was the technical advisor to South Africa coach Jake White during the Springboks' World Cup victory in France last year.

He was also Australia's coach during the 2003 RWC and is now involved with Saracens and is set to become their director of coaching for the 2008-09 season.

This Sunday (February 24) Jones will share his life experiences at the Herts Coaching Conference.

Guests will be able to get an insight into what makes him one of the world's great sport trainers.

The conference is aimed at coaches of all levels, living and working in the county.

It will consist of keynote speakers, as well as practical and theory sessions.

A star-studded cast of guests has been put together for the day. It includes:

* Terry Denison, head coach of the City of Leeds Swimming Club and former coach of Olympic gold medallist Adrian Moorhouse.

* Alan Launder, the former Australian national pole vaulting coach, who is widely recognised as one of the world's leading physical educationists.

* Tim Newenham, the ex strength and conditioning coach to recently retired tennis star Tim Henman and currently English Institute of Sport regional manager.

* Rod Thorpe, recipient of the International Olympic Committee's Services to Sport Award, and the man credited with overseeing the development of the country's leading sport and physical education facilities at Loughborough University.

* Tony Sephton, head of health, fitness and performance at the University of Hertfordshire Sports Village.

In launching the conference programme, organiser Dale Welch, of the Herts Sports Partnership, said: "We are delighted to have attracted such high quality individuals from the world of coaching to take part in what we hope will become an eagerly anticipated inclusion on the regional sporting calendar."

Local coaches can attend the conference for £10 and will also receive a free annual membership of the Herts Coaches Association, which will be launched on Sunday.

Further details and an application form are available from www.sportinherts.org.uk or by telephoning 01707 281009.

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